Update (7/8): $1,310 raised for the Assistance Fund to date.
Guided by our commitments outlined below, we’ve begun a few initiatives to help provide relief. Those include:
We've all been affected by the sudden arrival of COVID-19. Most of us now are taking extra precautions and adjusting to a new normal while schools and offices are closed. Some people are watching in disappointment as trips are postponed, routines are disrupted, and celebrations are rescheduled.
The island of Roatán will feel long-lasting effects. Because the hospital system in Honduras is vulnerable, fears of infection are even more weighty. The economy, which depends on the tourism industry, is poised to take a significant and long-lasting hit. Even those with traditionally secure jobs face weeks or months without pay. Some will find it near impossible to feed and care for their families during this time.
ALF is guided by a vision of Honduras as a place where people create a vibrant, sustainable future for themselves and their communities- beginning in Roatán. As a response to the current situation, we've created a COVID-19 Assistance Fund which will be used over the next several months as needs arise and evolve across the island. Our commitment to you is that we will:
We know that families across the globe are facing a new feeling of uncertainty. If you are able, we ask that you extend an act of generosity to our brothers and sisters on the island. Private funding covers the administrative budget, meaning your donation always goes directly to our initiatives on the island- and in this case, to COVID-19 assistance. You can help create a safety net for the island and its people.
Thank you as always for your support.
ALF's Leadership Team
PS: Giving to ALF is not the only avenue for supporting the island during this difficult time. Our work generally emphasizes long term development initiatives while other organizations focus on much-needed emergency aid. We encourage you to explore your options and give where you're most comfortable.