When torrential rains from Hurricane Eta caused disastrous flooding last year in the state of Tabasco, The Light of the World (La Luz del Mundo) congregations in the neighboring state of Veracruz stepped in to help. The Category Four hurricane struck in November 2020 and wreaked havoc across much of Central America.
In just four days, thousands of faithful in Veracruz gathered over 35 tons of non-perishable foods and cleaning products for the flood victims in Tabasco. Members from six different districts collected enough supplies to help people in 17 different municipalities in Tabasco.
The huge collection of supplies is evidence of the unity and solidarity experienced by a community that felt compelled to take action and assist those affected by the raging hurricane. The dedicated volunteers were motivated by the powerful example of Jesus Christ who teaches us to love our neighbors and take care of those in need.
The supplies gathered by the congregations in Veracruz were collected in Light of the World temples that served as donation centers. The donations were then transported from the port to Villahermosa, Tabasco. After the supplies arrived at their destination, the aid was distributed among the families who had suffered devastating losses from the storm-related flooding.
The Light of the World congregations around the world always strive to provide humanitarian assistance whenever they can and in any circumstance. The aid is not limited to natural disasters, but those events require more urgent assistance and support.
Just as those volunteers in Veracruz, we encourage you to always offer support to those who need it, regardless of their faith, ethnicity, or social background.