Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras

by Support Utila Inc
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Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras
Year End Fundraiser for Utila, Honduras

Thank you for your donation to this campaign.  The funding from this campaign has been spent at this point.  Our most recent, and still ongoing bigger project is security fire fighting equipment for Utila.

Thanks to a donor, we have received close to 20 complete sets of fire fighting protective equipment along with spare protective clothing, helmets, etc..  We are using previously donated funds to transport the equipment to Utila.  It is currently on its way to Hyde Shipping, where it will then get transported to Honduras via Roatan and then to Utila.  We've been fortunate for Hyde to donate the bulk of the international shipping costs, leaving us to only cover the costs of moving the equipment from Wisconsin to Miami.

The current plan for the equipment is to have a few fire fighting "mini-stations" setup throught Utila Town, the South Shore and Pigeon Cay. We will still need to secure mobile water pumps but have a few leads we are looking into.

Once the equipment clears customs and arrives, we'll have further updates on our facebook at facebook.com/supportutila

Thank you once again for your continued support.

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Road Repairs
Road Repairs

Thank you for your contribution to our 2020 Year End Fundraiser.  Although the funds from this campaign have been spent, we thankfully have reoccuring donors that help us continue assisting the community on Utila.

Recent projects include providing fill material for road repairs, distributing additional education supplies, children's books and toys, as well as continuing to provide additional medical supplies to the clinics on Utila.

Tourism has started picking up more on the island, and the local economy is showing signs of recovery.  However, we are concerned with a a new and recent issue - there is a reef area on the North-West side of Utila infected with Stony Coral Disease.  There are control and island wide education being planned, on trying to minimize the spread as well as how to spot any other areas they may be impacted.  We are told that a cocktail of Amoxicin and "Base 2b", a special underwater medical adhesive will be used to treat already affected areas, and that funding help may be needed (stay tuned).

If you don't already, please follow us on Facebook for general updates.

Thank you once again for your contribution to Support Utila.

Distributing Books and Toys
Distributing Books and Toys
Handing out kids books
Handing out kids books
Handing out kids books
Handing out kids books
Handing out kids books
Handing out kids books

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Thank you once again for your donation to Support Utila.

We'd like to share with you a short update on what your contribution has helped make possible.


2021 is still slow for economic recovery on Utila, as tourism continues to be minimal. There has been an uptick on construction and repair projects throughout the island, which has helped those working in the construction sector. Bars and restaurants are all still struggling, between a small customer base and the time constraints of curfew limiting their ability to serve customers.


We are however, lucky that there have been little to no new weekly cases of Covid-19 on Utila.
Support Utila has been continuing to provide community assistance, most recently doing more food distributions to those in need, along with additional medications supplied to the Centro de Salud (Community Clinic), and ongoing support via our animal welfare program to help provide low-cost petcare services and rescue to stray animals on the island.

With the vaccines starting to make its way to Honduras, we hope to be able to shift focus into bigger, long term projects later this year, however we remain cautious until both economic conditions improve and healthcare stability is established, and have been preserving our donations to be prepared for any emergencies that may arrive.

If you are aware of community issues that we can assist with on Utila, please let us know.

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Support Utila Inc

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ - USA
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @supportutila
Project Leader:
Heath Miller
Utila, Bay Islands Honduras
$3,467 raised of $10,000 goal
 
17 donations
$6,533 to go
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