Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.
Responding to disaster: MCC's response to hurricanes Eta & Iota
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
José Fernández, president of the Honduran Mennonite church standing on the roof of a church in Chamelecón, outside of San Pedro Sula in November 2020. Church members took shelter in the church's two story Sunday school building classrooms during two days until the waters receded enough to leave.
This two night event is a unique opportunity to hear directly from MCC partners and churches responding to hurricanes Eta and Iota. Join us as we learn about this disaster response and as we explore how climate change impacts migration and poverty in Central America. The evenings will begin at 7 p.m. CST.
This evening will focus on introductions and MCC partner disaster response round table from partner organizations in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Thursday, April 22
Hear from Cesar Flores, MCC Area Director for Central America/Haiti, and from church partners in Honduras and Nicaragua.
In early December 2020, Yanina Romero. left, who works with Comisión de Acción Social Menonita (CASM; Mennonite Social Action Committee) distributes food and hygiene kits to Norma Paz, center, who was displaced from her home because of hurricanes Eta and Iota. The shelter is located at Altagracia school in Rivera Hernández, in San Pedro Sula. (The name of the person on the right is not available.)