Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Guatemala Volcano


The recent volcanic eruption in Guatemala is believed to have killed hundreds of people and forced the evacuations of thousands of families, leaving many heartbroken, hungry and impoverished. In a matter of hours, homes and crops near the volcano were wiped out, livestock were decimated and critical schools and clinics were destroyed.

Most fled the area with little more than the clothes on their backs, and families and young children now huddle in internally displaced person (IDP) camps and shelters, knowing they can never return home — and fearful about what the future will hold.

You can play a role in relief efforts by supplying immediate relief, by helping survivors regain their hope and by providing permanent housing for the many who will be forced to relocate. Cross Catholic Outreach is partnering with its sister organization, Cross International, to supply immediate resources and to work toward long-term housing solutions for those who have been displaced.

Our efforts have already allowed Church leaders in the area to:

  • Distribute more than 27,000 doses of antibiotics to treat injuries.
  • Supply 6,000 tubes of corticosteroid cream for burn victims.
  • Provide nearly 180,000 nutritious meals to shelters housing the displaced.
Guatemala Volcano Impact

Your support of our continuing relief efforts will allow us to do even more. Current projects being organized include:


$15,000 is needed to send an additional 40-foot shipping container full of Vitafood (272,160 meals) for use within the next few weeks. Every gift toward this goal is helpful and important, but full sponsorship of an entire container is also welcome and will help meet additional needs.

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Work is underway on a plan to build sturdy, permanent homes on land donated by the government to help disaster survivors. As this ecumenical effort progresses under the direction of our partner alongside local Church leaders, Cross Catholic Outreach intends to offer its support, providing you with an opportunity to sponsor the construction of these homes.

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As new details on these and other relief efforts in Guatemala become available, we will post them here, so please check for progress on our efforts every few days. And please — continue to pray for the families of the victims, the survivors of this disaster and for those who are ministering to their needs.

Our promise to you: Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2019, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908


Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

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