According to a 2021 United Nations News Report, hunger has quadrupled in Central America during the past two years. COVID-19 lockdowns and multiple devastating hurricanes have caused the region to experience the sharpest increase in extreme hunger of any region of the world. The World Food Programme is calling for international support to provide urgent humanitarian assistance in Central America.
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 the Long Beach Half Marathon on October 10th. I am looking forward to getting in shape and tackling this challenge. However, the thing that truly motivates me and pushes me forward is my desire to raise awareness and funds to help hungry families in Central America.
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. During this COVID crisis, ENLACE is 100% focused on supporting churches that are providing direct food aid, and helping farmers with training and resources to have successful harvests so that they can provide for their families. About ENLACE.