Mexico

Hurricanes trigger ADRA response

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is responding to Hurricanes Juliette and Iris, which have affected two different parts of Mexico.
According to Rafael Garcia, Country Director for ADRA Mexico, Hurricane Juliette in late September damaged or destroyed homes of more than 20,000 people in Cabos and La Paz in the state of Baja, California. In Sonora, the hurricane affected the homes of another 10,000 people. Immediate aid included distribution of food to approximately 4,000 people. The second stage of response will involve repairing roofs and rebuilding homes.

ADRA Mexico is assessing the impact of Hurricane Iris on the state of Quitanaroo. The season=B9s most powerful storm to date has interrupted communication channels and blocked roads into the region.

In previous relief efforts for natural disasters such as flooding and other hurricanes, ADRA Mexico operated hot food kitchens and supplied thousands of food baskets and roof repair sheets.

Active in more than 120 nations, ADRA provides individual and community development and disaster relief without regard to age, ethnicity, or political or religious association.

Additional information about ADRA can be found on its web site at www.adra.org.  

MEDIA CONTACT:
Norma J Sahlin
Media Relations Manager
Marketing and Development Bureau
ADRA International
301-680-6355 (voice)
301-680-6370 (fax)
301-529-0500 (nationwide cell phone)
http://www.adra.org