Hoosiers helping Honduras Hurricane victims, asking for donations

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —  A group of Indianapolis women are looking to help Honduras after tropical storm ETA pummeled the country as a major Category 4 hurricane late last week.

Emely Hernández, Ligia Matousek, Georgina Thiebaud, Steffi Rivera, Lourdes Marmol and Maria Sandoval all have family or friends living in Honduras and wanted to help the thousands of people hit hard by the storm. They started gathering donations that will be given directly to the Ruth Paz Foundation.

Courtesy: Georgina Thiebaud & Disaster Relief Fund

The group created a GoFundMe page in response.

“While these events are out of our control, a group of Hondurans currently living in Indianapolis, US have decided to unite forces and gather donations that will be sent to Honduras to help those in need,” the page reads. “These donations will be donated directly to Ruth Paz Foundation, a local and well-established charity organization located in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Such organization will work locally to personally distribute the donations for us to those most in need.”

They are asking for the following donations:

  • Blankets, bed sheets
  • Mattresses 
  • Clothes & shoes (all ages)
  • Diapers
  • Canned food
  • Powdered milk/baby formula
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medicine (cold remedy, Tylenol, ibuprofen, anti-fungal creams)

Donations can be dropped off now through Sunday, November 22 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

El Sabor Catracho Indianapolis
8015 Pendleton Pike Suite P
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Prestige Beauty School 
8015 Pendleton Pike Suite S
Indianapolis, IN 46226

The women said the money donated will be used to buy as much food and medicine as possible. All of the donations will be sent in two shipping containers leaving on Monday, November 16th and at the end of November. Evidence of purchases for donation will be posted to the GoFundMe for absolute transparency. 


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