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CWS Hotline - Week of 20/12/99: Hurricane Mitch reconstruction program looks ahead

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A year after Hurricane Mitch ripped through Central America, Church World Service and partner organizations the Council of Evangelical Churches (CEPAD) in Nicaragua and the Christian Commission for Development (CCD) in Honduras have announced that the Hurricane Mitch reconstruction program will continue through March of 2001. Already, more than 80 volunteer construction teams have begun or completed more than 1,000 new homes in Honduras and Nicaragua so far this year. Another 101 teams are scheduled into 2000. Any groups interested in participating in this important work in Honduras or Nicaragua may contact the Hurricane Mitch Mission Team office at 1-888-283-6113 for more information.
Church World Service has provided more than $1,457,000 in bulk food, Gift of the Heart Health and Baby Kits, medicines, blankets and tools, and funds for the purchase of blankets and other emergency supplies to partners in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala since the devastation of Mitch.