Hurricane Felix Disaster Relief Update –
Update on First Project – The relief team has had to make some adaptations to the pump system they will be using for the well-cleaning project for which they need to wait for parts. This has caused a further delay in that part of the project. However some volunteers went ahead with the distribution of the first group of food packets instead of waiting for the pumps. The distribution of the food of the first project was done this past week, and is complete. It went very well, and the volunteers report much encouragement and gratitude on the part of the recipients in the first 13 communities.
Initiating the Second Project - Volunteers in the Christian community in Puerto Cabezas are spending time these next few days in putting together 200 more packets of emergency supplies similar to the packets of the first round of food distribution in the remaining 22 communities. Some of the supplies (e.g. mosquito nets, lanterns, boots) are not available in Puerto Cabezas in the quantities (and the bulk price) that they need, so they are arranging for those supplies to be sent in from Managua. But there is a lot of enthusiasm and community effort amongst those who are putting the food packets together.