Our goal is to be able to rebuild communities affected by disasters. Provide shelter, food, clothing and toys for childrens and poor families in Honduras.

CHE Relief

LET'S BE A RELIEF TO THOSE IN NEED!

CHE Relief's Mission is to organize hurricane relief efforts for communities in Cazenave, La Lima, and San Manuel impacted by Hurricane Eta and Iota.

 

CHE Relief's Vision is to mobilize individuals, corporations, and partners in the USA to support and improve the quality of life for the residents in Honduras. Our plan is to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Eta in Honduras by collecting and distributing emergency supplies as well as developing and providing long-term assistance so the communities affected can make full, sustained recoveries.​

LOCATIONS

South Austin

4534 West Gate Blvd

Suite #106

Austin, TX 78745

Lancaster

2500 W Pleasant Run Rd

Suite #220

Lancaster, TX 75146

Monday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday:  12:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

1st Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

3rd Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

 

Tuesday:  4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday:  9:00am - 5:00pm

2nd & 4th Saturday:  10:00am - 3:00pm

CONTACT US

Dallas

2949 MLK Jr Blvd

Dallas, TX 75215

Austin Phone: (512) 840-1273

Dallas Phone: (972) 432-7783

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Monday:  7:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday:  7:00am - 4:00pm

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HURRICANE ETA & IOTA

Three weeks after the impact of Tropical Storm Eta in November 5, 2020. Hurricane Iota hit northern Honduras heavily in November 18, 2020 affecting the communities around the Valle de Sula, including Copán, Choluteca, and Comayagua, and worsening the situation in the departments of Puerto Cortés, Yoro, Atlántida, Santa Barbara, Olancho, and Colón, that were previously hit by the first storm. 

These two hydrometeorological disasters aggravated the already precarious situation of thousands of Honduran families, who were already heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences. The impact of Eta and Iota overlapped as well with the compounded effect of several periods of droughts in the Dry Corridor, food insecurity, the increase in violence and poverty levels, as well as a latent dengue and Zika epidemics.

According to official figures, approximately 4.7M people were affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota. More than 368,901 people were isolated, and over a hundred people died because of the floods accumulated from the storms. Thousands of houses were flooded up to 2 meters, resulting in losses of all the households (HH) assets. The majority of those located along the river Chamelecón were totally destroyed, forcing affected families to relocate. A total of 927 roads were affected, and more than 72 bridges damaged, while 62 were destroyed. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock reported losses of up to 80% in the agricultural sector . According to a report by Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), the impact of the Hurricanes represented a loss of 45 billion Lempiras (approximately USD 1.86 billion).

However, with the lack of safe water access by the population, lack of proper shelter to safeguard from the elements and the proliferation of stagnant water, there has been an increase in waterborne and vector borne diseases, as well as respiratory illnesses.

Livelihood recovery measures are urgent as well, as the impact of both Hurricanes worsened the already stressed situation around the Valle de Sula, as the impact destroyed agricultural fields and with flood water receding slowly is impeding new sowing, especially affecting subsistence farmers and informal workers who depend on seasonal crops.

With the additional socioeconomic stressors, and increase in violence to vulnerable groups, an increase in the number of migrants is highly plausible, thus providing proper protection measures is a key priority to address as well. Access to education remains a key challenge for children and adolescents who were already severely impacted by school closures since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the effect of the Hurricanes, schools were used as collective centers or suffered damage to their infrastructure, further delaying the possibility of restarting the 2021 school year on time, increasing the likelihood of school desertion. As the effects of multiple hazards continue to overlap, the probability of new threats impacting an already vulnerable population in the nearby future remains high, the need for adequate preparedness and disaster risk reduction measures is critical to ensure the longer-term wellbeing of the communities in the Valle de Sula.

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Donation of Goods

CHE Relief is collecting the following items for immediate distribution:

 

  • Clothing

  • Hygiene items toothbrushes, toothpaste, antifungal cream, feminine hygiene

  • Diapers

  • Blankets

  • Socks

 

Austin CHE Clinics are now accepting donations during business hours. 

Monetary Donations

CHE Relief is collecting monetary donations to purchase items (including these listed below) in Honduras. All monetary donations are tax deductible. 

 

  • generators

  • portable showers

  • beds and mattresses 

  • marine batteries

  • stoves

  • refrigerators

Donation of Services

CHE Relief is partnering with faith based organizations, corporate entities both big and small and volunteers who have experience in disaster relief efforts. 

 

Please reach out to:

admin@cherelief.org 

If you or an organization you are part of would like to get involved!

 

LOCATIONS

South Austin

4534 West Gate Blvd

Suite #106

Austin, TX 78745

Monday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday:  12:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

1st Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

3rd Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Lancaster

2500 W Pleasant Run Rd

Suite #220

Lancaster, TX 75146

 

Tuesday:  4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday:  9:00am - 5:00pm

1st Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

3rd Saturday:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Dallas

2949 MLK Jr Blvd

Dallas, TX 75215

Monday:  7:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday:  7:00am - 4:00pm

CONTACT US

Austin Phone: (512) 840-1273

Dallas Phone: (972) 432-7783

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