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Cabo looks to NW for help

October 21, 2014

caboBy Forward Edge International
Vancouver Washington based charity

Responding to Hurricane Odile in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Vancouver, Washington (October 21, 2014). Vancouver-based Forward Edge International (FEI) is responding to the Hurricane Odile disaster that struck Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on September 14, 2014. With winds of up to 135mph, it was the strongest hurricane to hit the Baja Peninsula.

At this point, all of the aid is being distributed through the government to help rebuild the resorts and restore the profitable tourism industry. Unfortunately, Cabo’s poorest are being overlooked.

Forward Edge is raising money for relief efforts and sending short-term relief volunteers to assist victims of the storm by helping with clean-up and home repair in the barrios (neighborhoods). Relief teams will also help rebuild 15 kitchens used by a local feeding center.

Forward Edge has a long history of disaster response work. Since the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Forward Edge has sent more than 1,600 volunteers to Haiti to build temporary shelters, distribute food and provide urgently needed health care. Forward Edge has also sent more than 3,000 to serve in the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina, helping hundreds return to their homes, churches and schools.

What: A Call to Action: Cabo Hurricane Relief Effort
Who: Forward Edge International
When: Looking for volunteer relief teams for 2015, call 360.574.3343
Where: http://www.forwardedge.org/opportunities/pdfs/Current-FS-Cabo.pdf

Contact Communications Director, Inga Hadder, for more information at 360.574.3343 or inga@forwardedge.org

Forward Edge International Mission Statement:
Partnering with God to transform the lives of vulnerable children, disaster victims, and those who go to serve them.

For 31 years, FEI has specialized in sending ordinary people throughout the world to assist in times of disaster. Since 1983, more than 15,000 volunteers have served with Forward Edge, worldwide.

  
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