Green Bay group hosts fundraiser for Guatemala volcano victims

Kermés Todos Somos Guatemala, hosts a fundraiser to help the victims of the 'El Fuego' Guatemala volcano eruption, July 15th, 2018. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The devastation in Guatemala' continues, as villages recover from a deadly volcanic eruption last month.

A group in Green Bay is working to raise money to help the victims.

Guatemala's 'El Fuego' volcano erupted in early June. The explosion killed hundreds of people and left many others without a place to live.

"The sad thing is that all the destruction, affect the most vulnerable," said Andrea Sandoval.

Sandoval moved to Green Bay from Guatemala 10 years ago. Last month's disaster, she says, is one that hits close to home.

"All those little towns that sometimes don't even have electricity," she continued. "Or good running water, things like that. They are most affected. I couldn't tell you how difficult is it to rebuild."

Sandoval, and a group called 'Todos Somos Guatemala', are fundraising to help those affected by the volcanic explosion.

  • For more information on how to donate you can contact the groups' event page.

Sunday, the group hosted an event at the 'Boys and Girls' club in Green Bay.

"A lot of people wanted to donate clothes and all of those things. But crossing those items through the border is very hard," said Sandoval. "So, this is probably the easiest way to get help over there."

The money raised she says will go to the shelters housing those displaced.

Sandavol's brother Gabriel was in Guatemala just a week before the eruption, "It just hit the whole town, and left kids, literally kids, without families."

The support of the Green Bay community, he says, will truly make all the difference.

"Just coming together for the human pain that they're feeling," Gabriel, told FOX 11.

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