The last few weeks in our world have been unprecedented. And I’m writing to you with urgency and resolve as the young people we serve in Mexico face a truly terrifying, uncertain future. This is more than a public health issue. This is about survival.
In the past four weeks, the local economy of Lazaro Cardenas—the county we serve—has collapsed. The core economies of tourism and fishing exports have completely disappeared. And the supply of food and critical goods like soap, cooking oil, and toilet paper has come to a screeching halt.
This week, the incredible young leaders of Hands Offering Hope have presented us with a plan. They have told us how we can join them in creating stability and security for themselves and their neighbors in the coming months. And we want to share that plan personally with you.
Over the next two weeks, we will host three community calls where Hands Offering Hope leadership will share the important next steps we will take to respond to this crisis. Your questions, comments, and thoughts will all be welcome.
Please choose the call that best suits your schedule, and RSVP at the corresponding link below.
- Thursday, April 16, 8:00 p.m. EST [REGISTER]
- Monday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. EST [REGISTER]
- Thursday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. EST [REGISTER]
COVID-19 has upended all of our lives in big and small ways—and for the students and communities we serve, this global health crisis is poised to have catastrophic long-term effects.
We have been fighting for and championing these young men and women for the last 6 years. They are now in a position to lead us as we come alongside them in caring for their community.
We hope you will join one of these calls to learn how we will meet this crisis, and how you have equipped us to do it.
On behalf of the Hands Offering Hope young leaders showing us the way,
P.S. Please know that these calls will not include asking you for donations, but are an opportunity to share our plans for sustaining the health, well-being, and continued growth of our young leaders and their communities.