Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist relief efforts in Guatemala after the deadly Fuego volcano eruption on June 3.
The devastating effects of the eruption continue to be felt throughout Guatemala. At least 114 people are already known to have died because of the eruption, a number that is expected to grow. Hundreds more are still missing. Several thousand residents have been evacuated from the affected area.
The volcano has generated massive mud and pyroclastic flows, and heavy rains have worsened the impact by causing rivers to overflow. The Guatemala Red Cross is focusing its response operation on medical and health support, water, sanitation and hygiene, along with shelter, food and relief items. The donation to the Disaster Relief Fund is earmarked specifically for Guatemala.
“The strength and force of the volcanic eruption had an immediate and profound impact on hundreds of thousands of people in the affected area,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO, Karen Colonias. “It’s our hope that they can get the help they need and on the road to recovery as soon as possible.”
To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.