7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Guatemala

Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Guatemala today. Yet another disaster struck this morning as a 7.4 earthquake shook the region from Mexico City to El Salvador; the strongest quake to hit Guatemala since 1976 when a 7.5-magnitude quake killed 23,000 people.  Thankfully, the devastation isn’t quite as severe as in 1976, but the death toll so far is 48 and counting.  Major news agencies report that some are still missing, about 125,000 remain without power and strong aftershocks continue.  With building rubble, mudslides and washed out roads, the first responders have their hands full trying to reach those in need of medical attention and rescue.  As always, funds are extremely limited, yet they have a heart to do whatever it takes to help their community rebound from what seems to be a continual cycle of disaster. The BRAVE Foundation is committed to assisting the bomberos and will be providing funding for these efforts.  We also have team members on the ground in Guatemala assisting wherever they can. If you are able to make a donation, big or small, to help our fellow firefighters, Click Here to make a gift in support of the impoverished Guatemalan community.

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