| Jul 25, 2018
Rebuilding update #3
Main dining room
There have been two earthquakes in May, in both Mexico and Peru, but thankfully all NPH children, staff and volunteers are safe, and no damage has been done to the NPH buildings or infrastructure.
On May 16th in Mexico, there was a 4.9-5.2* magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Arcelia, Guerrero. The NPH high school and offices in Cuernavaca did not feel the trembling, but it was felt in Miacatlán. The children were in school, and quickly evacuated per protocol, and an evaluation was conducted to ensure that the buildings were safe and not damaged.
NPH National Director Rafael Bermudez recently sent out an update on recontruction.
"A crew has been working hard to finish repairing the earthquake damage done to the children’s main dining room and to add support beams – all of which we had planned to have completed before the rainy season began in June. But the rains started early. Thunderstorms and fierce winds crumpled the canvas-covered structure that we have been using for the girls’ dining area. The boy’s canopies are smaller and lighter, and so withstood the onslaught. While works continued we put up the smaller canopies for most of the girls and the rest ate in a covered area outside of kindergarten.
It makes life a bit more difficult, but with faith in God and good friends like you, we continue on. Thank you for your continued support as we repair earthquake damage and turn old dormitories built for 50+ children into “casas” (family-style homes), each for a maximum of 16 children. So even from adversity, something good can come for our children."
Steel beams to reinforcoce ceiling of dining room