LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 8, 2012) - Heifer International extends its deep sympathy and best wishes for recovery to those affected by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Guatemala Wednesday. Heifer Guatemala staff is assessing damage and needs for assistance among its project partners and participants there.
Currently, all Heifer International employees are safe and no staff or project participants were reported injured after the massive quake, centered 14 miles off the countrys coast. No infrastructure damage or loss of animals was reported, either.
The earthquake, the largest to hit the country since 1976, killed at least 48 people and injured dozens of others, particularly in the region of San Marcos. It was also felt in El Salvador and southeastern Mexico.
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Heifers mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call (800) 696-1918.