According to the United Nations World Food Programme, in Latin America today there are 16 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from, up from 4.3 million in 2019.  In 2020, COVID-19 caused Latin America to experience the sharpest increase in extreme hunger of any region of the world. Within the region, El Salvador and Guatemala are two of the most vulnerable hot spots and hunger is soaring. 

 

I am excited to get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families impacted by this crisis.  Together with the Run For Central America team, I will be running a Half Marathon in Red Rock Canyon on May 1st. I will be running in solidarity with hungry families in Central America in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help them restart their farms and rebuild their lives. Your donations and support would mean a ton! I know that God has a plan for everyone and if we have the power to make a difference in other people's lives than we should take it. It's not easy to give stuff up for the sake of others. But these people need us now more than ever. So join me in making a difference šŸ˜

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Run for Central America is an initiative of ENLACE. ENLACE (pronounced en-lay-say, the Spanish word for link) is a Central American community development organization with 27 years of experience helping church and civic leaders learn how to work together as a team and attack the fundamental problems that keep their communities trapped in the cycle of poverty. ENLACE coaches these local leaders in how to install clean water systems, provide loans to women starting small businesses, support farmers, build schools and health clinics, construct homes for families and so much more. About ENLAC

 

 

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