P-3706

Honduras Hurricane Recovery

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Project Description

Country: Honduras

Location: Tela, Honduras

Total Budget: $2,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Disaster Recovery

Summary: Hurricane recovery relief for the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens area of Tela, Honduras.


The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been among the worst in recent history, recording 30 named tropical storms and hurricanes. On November 5, Hurricane Eta, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall near Tela, Honduras. The area received 24 inches of precipitation in under 24 hours. It is the third-most intense November hurricane on record, just behind Hurricane Iota, a Category 5 hurricane, which made landfall on November 16, 2020, putting most of the country under water. Recovery efforts will be widespread, and the needs are great. The Greeley Centennial Rotary Club already helped fund the shipment of 5 large boxes of emergency and medical supplies to the Tela, Honduras region.

In the last five years, Dos Rios Elementary, a Greeley-Evans school, has been providing three schools in Honduras with supplies for students and teachers. Dos Rios teachers, in collaboration with numerous Colorado Rotary Clubs have provided support to the Tela, Honduras rural schools community within the Lancetilla Botanical Garden. This previous work has included the construction of a middle school addition, providing electricity and solar energy, repairing plumbing, making significant roofing repairs on four buildings, providing clean stoves and school uniforms, and the construction of a vocational technology and sewing center within the botanical gardens. These projects were made possible through funds provided by members of the Greeley Centennial Rotary, Craig Rotary and the Greeley After Hours Rotary Clubs, and Simple Suppers for Kids in Desperate Situations (SSKIDS). The Josefa Lastiri Morazan School is located adjacent to the botanical garden. This school serves 60 students grades K-5 and 45 secondary students grades 6-9 on weekends. The second school is Escuela Lempira, located about a 30-minute hike from the botanical garden. This school serves 45 students grades K-5. The third school in our project is Escuela Jose Trinidad Cabañas located about 25 minutes from the botanical garden. This school serves 45 students grades K-5. Needless to say, we have made a significant contribution to the communities within the botanical garden valley.

In order to help the smaller, rural communities within the Lancetilla Bontanical Garden area, and to provide access for other hurricane relief efforts, much work is needed with clean-up efforts. This grant will provide resources for tools, equipment, and local labor to remove debris and make essential repairs to roadways, providing access to the schools and infrastructure within the botanical garden (see attached budget). During a service trip in 2019, members of the Greeley Centennial Rotary met with members of the Tela, Honduras Rotary Club. Our club will coordinate with members of the Tela club to encourage our ongoing relationship and to ensure these dollars fulfill its intended purpose. We will be seeking a global grant in the coming year and are planning another service trip to the Tela, Honduras are for a future collaborative project with the Tela Rotary Club.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Greeley (Centennial)

Primary Contact: Matthew Thompson

Email: mthompson@greeleyschools.org

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Greeley (Centennial) (5440)

25-Nov-20

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Total

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

25-Nov-20

by Matthew Thompson

Submitted grant proposal for Honduras Hurricane Recovery for second round of grant approvals, due December 1. Awaiting publication and will then submit signatures.

25-Nov-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Creation of project page.

25-Nov-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

25-Nov-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project signed by Matthew Thompson.

25-Nov-20

by Carl Alm

System Entry: Project signed by Carl Alm.

5-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

Matt,

WE have decided to give each project $1,000. Please adjust the DDF financing and the Budget in the documents section to $1,000. Once that is done and the project is signed I can approve it.

5-Dec-20

by Matthew Thompson

Budget adjusted to reflect $2,000 need: $1,000 from Greeley Centennial and $1,000 from DDF. Thank you!

5-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

5-Dec-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

5-Dec-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

8-Dec-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

8-Dec-20

by Matthew Thompson

System Entry: Project signed by Matthew Thompson.

8-Dec-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Carl Alm.

9-Dec-20

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

10-Dec-20

by Bill Kehl

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

27-Apr-21

by Matthew Thompson

Quarterly Update: funds have been transferred and work is underway. We are in contact with members of the Tela, Honduras, Rotary Club to partner with others from the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens in the completion of the recovery efforts. We should be closing out this grant in the coming month.

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