These are the "official" numbers of people affected by tropical depression 16, released by the Honduran government on Friday, Oct 24.
in shelters: 19,505
Homes affected: 9,870
227 roads and 106 bridges damaged
222,300 acres of crops destroyed
I found out last week that the Honduran government created temporary shelters in the city and through out the rest of the country. They are set up in high school gyms, etc.
When I saw in the paper how many shelters there were in the city, I wanted to help. I called my friend Mandy who works at the Casa Presidencial, and she told me I could help at the receiving center for donations at the Casa Presidencial. I spent a few hours on Friday sorting through clothes with Mandy and other volunteers. Maybe this week I'll find something a little more exciting to do. ;)