[IMG: Hurricane Mitch approaching Honduras on 1998 October 26, 13:15 UT.; Credit: Dennis Chesters, Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Craig Mayhew, and Hal Pierce, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mitch - Honduras

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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 10:12:52 -0500
From: glynch@innet.com
Subject: Message to US Citizens re US Relief Assistance

President Clinton announced yesterday that the US government is greatly
increasing its aid to Central America.  Initial committment was a paltry 3
million dollars.  Yesterday he increased that to at least $66 million ($30
million in Defense Dept equipment & services, $30 million in food fuel &
other aid).  I am glad to see my government increasing its support.  I would
also like to see us do more.  Along those lines, I urge all US citizens to
call or write to their congressmen and request that more be done.  I have
already written both my Representative and the Senators from my state.
Below is a copy of the letter I sent, and I am also sending it as an
attached file (Wordperfect 5.0).  If you aren't comfortable coming up with
your own letter feel free to use mine & modify it as you see fit.  If you
can't get at it from here e-mail me and I will gladly email you the file.
If you need the mailing address for your congressmen it should be in the
front of your phone book.  

For a plain text version of the letter click here. -Gert

-HELP- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:58:40 EST From: DPopofsky@aol.com I am trying to find out if my boyfriends grandfather is ok he is Magdlan Ortega Barcoa-Johnson Puerto Cortes I can be e-mailed at PLJNYC@yahoo.com
-HELP- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 07:00:13 -0800 (PST) From: bob markee (billybob@west.net) Subject: Christina Hi Gert, Am inquiring for friends who are concerned for the welfare of Christina who operates Casa Christina located in Trujillo. Thank you for your efforts. Bob
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 98 15:44:55 -0500 From: mary_e._woods@hud.gov Help. My longtime girlfriend, Shirleen Thompson, is living in San Pedro Sula as a Jehovah Witness missionary . Her address is Apartado 694, Honduras, CA. She visited me here in Detroit, Michigan in June. She wrote me on September 9, 1998 stating that she would be leaving for Seoul, Korea on the 12 of September, for a special International Convention, but I don't know if she made it back to Honduras. Can you tell me if she is OK?. Thank you . Mary E. Woods (313) 226-4853x8188
-HELP- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 07:28:25 EST From: DanDHan1@aol.com Subject: Searching for relative Gert, On behalf of my brother, I'm searching for my nephew, Sean Hanemann and family.He lives in Comeagua, Honduras and operates a restaurant there. The restaurant is near a U.S. Air Force base and is frequented by the servicemen there. Perhaps someone on the base could help in locating my family members. I'm afraid I don't know the name of the restaurant or the base. I know you must be very busy but I would greatly appreciate any information you could send. Danny Hanemann.
-HELP- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 11:25:09 -0000 From: Lu (cynet@cynet.org.uk) I was wondering if there's any news of Leo. He can contact Lu at cynet@cynet.org.uk my work e-mail. Thanks. Leo Tobin (English) who lives on Guanaja. I think he was staying at Brick Point but most people on the Island know him so if this is posted on your site I'm sure somebody will have news of him.
-HELP- Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 04:41:45 -0500 From: Rugginenti Silvia (SaluteTours@compuserve.com) Dear Gert, Have been without any news from my son, Rene Seiler, who left Switzerland on October 16th and since then is touring Honduras. His last news was from La Ceiba before Mitch hit Honduras! Ever since then we are desperately waiting for news from him. Can you help, please ? Uschi Sager (mother) Jeannette Graf (sister) Silvia Rugginenti (friend with e-mail address: SaluteTours@compuserve.com -UPDATE- Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 10:48:48 -0500 Silvia contacted me and she wrote that René is ok. He was not able to get through by telephone. -Gert
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:36:08 -0000 From: "Smith, Roy" (RoyS@dumgal.gov.uk) Subject: Update on Neil Renwick I finally got a message back from our friends in Tegucigalpa. They are all alive and well. Thanks for all your help. Many thanks Roy Smith
-HELP- Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 00:47:01 -0600 From: elmervic (elmervic@viptx.net) We are wondering about the city of Siquatepeque??? How bad was damage there?? We are looking for the family of Sr. Atilio Menendez and Sr. Franklin Castaneda. They work as missionaries at the hospital. My sister-in-law Corina Menendez Gonthier from Holland, Michigan, is their daughter. We wanted to know how everybody is, if possible. It is hard not knowing. If you can shed any light we thank you. Annette Gonthier Outlaw elmervic@viptx.net
-WANT TO HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 23:44:30 -0700 From: Paul Howard Allen (flight@poky.srv.net) Subject: Posada del Sol I am writing to find out about Posada del Sol, Guanja Honduras. We would like to be able to send clothes, food, etc. if the resort is able to receive them. We are concerned about our friends who work at the resort; Denny, Oral, Chastine Zelaya, and all the other islanders. Can you help me with information?
-RELIEF- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 21:57:45 -0600 From: Bill Connell Subject: Help for Trujillo Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock, AR has ministered both physically and spiritually to the people of Trujillo the past two years. Now the church is launching a major campaign to get food, medicine and supplies to this remote area of Honduras. Trucks will be parked at the church at 4000 North Rodney Parham all through next week to gather goods. We think a plane has been secured for the delivery at Trujillo but we are asking for the use of corporate planes. Thanks! Please pray for all the Central Americans!
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 21:14:46 -0500 From: Linda Russell (ler224@raex.com) Subject: Delarcas Hi Gert,   We are looking for word about Natividad and Cora Delarca.  They live in Tres Lues (Planes) area.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks, Linda ler224@raex.com
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 20:43:37 EST From: BRasmus206@aol.com Subject: Tegucigalpa HELP My daughter has a pen pal that we are worried about. Does anyone have any information on Fatima Cecilia Vargas Pavon. We have an address: Celonia Alamo, East Side of Central Institute, Small house that says Coca Cola, Two story house red and white. The mailing address we use is :Col. Alamo, Costado este Instituto Central, Caseta Coca-Cola, Comayaguela, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Anyone who has any information on Fatima and her family please let us know. Are they okay, do they need anything. If they need anything, is there a way we canbe assured of getting ot to them. My E-Mail address is BRasmus206@aol.com
-NEWS- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 19:22:57 -0600 (CST) From: mjbennet@ix.netcom.com Subject: Re: Honduras News Roatan: have talked several times to the island. Life is pretty much "back to normal" for those who were not directly hit on the North Shore. Waterfront properties in Parrot Tree came through OK. Water and food supplies are likewise OK. Hope to be on Roatan next week so will give first-hand report. Michael Bennett
-NEWS- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 19:00:01 -0600 From: Stephanie Bruce (stephanie@globalnet.hn) Subject: Update on Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras First of all, let me say this web page is fantastic! Secondly, the Bay Islands ARE NOT AS BAD AS YOU HAVE HEARD!!! I live (and have lived for 15 years) on the island of Roatan in a community called Jonesville. I have heard the reports about Honduras in general and I am appalled that they are making everybody think that the "Bay Islands" are just as bad as the mainland! Granted we have had some damage, but NOTHING LIKE THE MAINLAND OF HONDURAS!!! In Roatan, the hardest hit was the northeastern part of the island. The town of Punta Gorda is the worst. MOST ALL DAMAGE ON ROATAN WAS BECAUSE OF THE EXTREME RISE IN WATER LEVEL. Damage in Punta Gorda, Pollitilly Bight, and Crawfish Rock included homes being lifted up by the high water and being moved. There were a few roofs that were blown off in Pandy Town and Oak Ridge. Most of the docks on the north side down towards Sandy Bay are gone (but only the docks!). Sundancer (I know someone on the list wanted to know) is fine. Anthoney's Key is still there in the main. 20 cabins on the key have been destroyed, the dive shop and dock along there are gone and the dolphin pens on Bailey's Key are gone. The good news is that the dolphins at the RIMS (Roatan Institute of Marine Science) are still there. Granted that their pen was open but they decided they were not going anywhere! For those of you who know about Parrot Tree Plantation, Mayan Princess, Lighthouse Estates and other developments by J. Edwards Real Estate, there has been no structural damage, only trees down in some areas. The main damage to the island in general was that some trees were blown down, power was out in some areas from one day to a week and phone systems as of Tuesday PM are fully functioning. It seems that outgoing calls from Roatan are easier to make than incoming calls, so don't despair, it's just the circuits being busy! Our international airport is 100% operational. There was no damage whatsoever. So anyone wanting to come down to Roatan, COME!!!! Tell your friends that that vacation they planned to take in Roatan, DON'T cancel you tickets, come on down. The island is practically back to normal and it has not even been a week yet. Now that is what I call paradise! The following is taken from a release on November 3, 1998 from the Emergency Committee for the Bay Islands (Roatan Division) and signed by out Mayor and newly appointed Governor Jerry Hynds: RELEASE: IMMEDIATE 1. Upon the completion of a required inspection after Hurricane Mitch, we are able to confirm that the general state of the island of Roatan is almost perfect. 2. The island of Roatan, in terms of tourist infrastructure, is operating at 98%. The hotel installations and beaches have received no major damages. Those that have sustained any damage are on the way to being brought on line within a short period of time. 3. Our international airport is 100% operational, with no damage. 4. The pride of Roatan: our reefs, have been inspected by local experienced diveguides and have been found undamaged. Even more so, it is totally clean of sedimentation and quite splendorous. 5. Our spirits are uplifted, ready to serve our visitors, and share the best of ourselves to show the beauties of our Roatan island, her beaches, her nature and its warm Caribbean sun. 6. We, the local authorities, feel proud to speak and act with honesty and responsibility; but we will never say anything untrue or that would put under risk any person, or sacrifice our reputation in times such as this. Jerry Dave Hynds - Mayor of the City The New Corportation I will be glad to help with any information or communication with anyone here in Roatan that you can not reach. My best to everyone, Stephanie Bruce
-WANT TO HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 20:10:38 EST From: CRosen7646@aol.com Subject: Mitch assistance Hi gert, thanks for providing us with info. The American television and print media seem to be falling down on this. I want to hlp. I am an international Tour Mgr. that has some time off. I used to work aboard Fantome and was friends withthe capt. and had worked with othe crew members. This hit home. I lead campin/adventure tours so I'm not afraid of "roughing it". I volunteer with the Red Cross Disaster Asst. Team, but they are not sending anybody (go figure). Do you know of anybody who needs people to go there to distribute supplies, assist doctors with medical, help in hospitals, anything? I want to help!
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 19:06:55 -0500 From: dkma@mindspring.com Subject: Situation in Sabanagrande, FM? Dear Gert and Fellow Readers,   I was a Peace Corps Volunteer ten years ago in Sabanagrande, FM, about an hour south of Tegucigalpa.  I haven't been able to find any news on the situation there... in town and in the aldeas surrounding the pueblo.  If anyone knows of anything, I'd appreciate hearing about it.   I tried to call a friend from Sabanagrande who now lives in Tegucigalpa, but got a recording that said all the numbers in Honduras have been changed.  The operator was unable to assist. Does anyone have any information on how to get through?  Or information on the welfare of the friend -- Dr. Osly Vasquez.  I am concerned as his apartment was about one block from the river in Tegucigalpa.   Thank you for any information, Mariana Abernathy dkma@mindspring.com
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 18:03:48 -0600 From: Mitchdb (mitchdb@bigfoot.com) Subject: Guanaja Gert, I have some cousins who live on the island their names are Ramona, Emma, Judith, and Desiree Ebanks, and Harry (Pinky), Vivalee, and Petey Hunter. If anyone knows how they are please email me at mitchdb@bigfoot.com. Thanks in advance, The Bodden Family
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 16:46:10 -0800 From: Friedman (afn63785@afn.org) Gert: Just wanted to let you know that I had word from a relative in Tegucigalpa by E-mail and she let me know that my son in San Pedro Sula is fine. Though I still cannot contact him by phone at least I know they are OK. Thank you. Laurie Friedman
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 98 14:43:51 -0700 From: esther_slate_at_scptspo1@smtpsc1.sc.co.pima.az.us Subject: Iriarte, Jesus thank you Gert, My thoughts and prayers are with all of centro america. I am inquiring about a family. Jesus Iriarte is the grandmother, Wilfredo Cruz also known as Wilito one of the grandsons. Nine Years old. Daisy, Maritza are his aunts, they have children as well. can't remember the other names. But I became friends with the family via Wilito's father when he arrived in Tucson looking for work in 1993 or so. I worked at an agency that worked with the homeless and that is how I met him. I helped him by writing to his family since he was crippled. Sadly, he was killed in an auto/bike accident and his body was flown back to his family in Honduras. Their address is Colonia Filadelfia Bloque 12 Casa 14 La Lima Cortes. I was a victim of a burglary (address book also stolen)and so this address is to the best of my ability. their phone umber is 504-668-4928. Thank you Esther A. Slate
-RELIEF UPDATE- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 14:17:44 -0700 From: Jean Greatorex (jean@vena.com) Subject: Guanaja Update Gert, Here is some news about relief efforts into Guanaja. Planes to the island of Guanaja seem to be fewer yesterday, undoubtedly because of the fuel shortage. Fuel(diesel, gas, etc) is almost impossible to buy in La Ceiba so I hear without a special permit. I was told this by 3 people who are in La Ceiba now buying some supplies before they fly out to Guanaja. They are flying with Rollins airlines. Does anyone know the status of Islena or SOSA flights? The Caribbean Star is at Guanaja now (talked to Deep Reef this morning) and will be back to Tampa on Saturday for next load. A freighter from the Cayman Islands that should have departed Caymans on Tues. only left today due to bad weather. This ship should be in Guanaja on Saturday. Also on Saturday a barge carrying supplies will depart from Caymans. The stateside partners of the people at Willmette Bay on the north (and slightly west) side of Guanaja are leasing an 8-seater plane and will fly into Guanaja tomorrow (Friday) with a reporter and supplies. This might be pending if they cannot find a place to re-fuel. Jeanne
-UPDATE- on Tidewater Marine's Relief effort (see earlier message) Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 13:59:42 -0600 From: Kendall C. Crawford (kcc37@hal-pc.org) Subject: Relief on Way to Bay Islands - Tidewater Marine Gert -- Spring Branch Presbyterian Church in Houston just delivered 65 boxes of clothing and food to Galveston for the relief effort being conducted by Tidewater Marine. Our understanding is that this is headed for the Bay Islands. It is scheduled to leave Saturday the 7th from Amelia Louisiana and will probably take about 5 days to get there. Folks still have til noon on Friday the 6th to deliver items to 7707 Harborside Drive in Galveston [409-744-9500] or til close of business Friday to 200 Ford [Port?] Industrial Road in Amelia La [1-800-683-8433]. We'd be particularly interested in getting an idea of what kind of relief has reached Utila [& Roatan]. Ken Crawford e-mail KCC37@HAL-PC.ORG
-RELIEF- -UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:56:42 -0600 From: "Osorio, Elma" (Elma.Osorio@SPR.DOE.GOV) Subject: Avendano family Gert I just want you to know I finally heard from my grandmother in Tegucigalpa they are ok. Their home was damage but they are ok. Yes, I am collecting supplies, clothing etc. here at work in New Orleans and I will bring to 625 Maria Street in Kenner at the airport, others can do the same. Thanks for posting my message. Elma Osorio
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 13:22:22 -0500 From: Allyson_J._Hemsworth@GPJCO.COM Gert, I have tried very many venues in trying to locate a couple of people. It took me a long time to find your website, and it seems to be one of the only ones of it's kind. Am desperate to hear from relatives, but can find no way of contacting them. Have tried e-mail, but if there house has been demolished we would never get through this way. Please you are our only hope. Their name is Hemsworth deBueso. Her first name is Veronica. Their residence is in Santa Barbara, Honduras. I do not have an exact address. If this search seems to be fruitless there is one more contact, a woman by the name of Deloris Williams. I am unsure if she resides in Santa Barbara as well, but I do know that she is English speaking and my Aunt commonly contacts us through the use of her phone. I am appreciative of any information you may be able to provide us regarding this matter. Thank you. -Allyson -FOUND- From: Allyson J. Hemsworth@GPJNOTES Date: 11/10/98 12:41 PM Gert, Just wanted to contact you regarding your postings on my relatives in Honduras. I was the person looking for Hemsworth deBueso and Delores Williams in Santa Barbara. Your postings worked quite quickly and I had responses on both of them by this past weekend. They all weathered the storm okay and are surviving and trying to aid in the survival of the natives that were not as fortunate as they were. Thank you very much! Allyson
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 12:20:04 -0500 From: Bert Solomon (BertS@OrlandoLive.net) Gert, I am trying to get some information on the welfare of my friend Carlos Velasquez and his family living in Guanaja. Carlos is a diver on one of the local Lobster Boats. Thank You, Albert O. Solomon
-NEWS- -HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 22:42:57 -0800 (PST) From: bob savage (bobsavage1@yahoo.com) Subject: Re: Trujillo I just talked to my friend in homestead florida who I put in contact with Mrs Brinkley daughter. She says that phone service is sperdic but she did manage to get throught. She says that Trujillo did suffer seaver damage but mrs brinkly is ok and that villia del Brinkley did suffer lots of damage yet there was no deaths. Also the bar Gringo suffered very sever damage owned by Jack Walker and his wife. She said that almost all the beach places were either wiped out or suffered massive damage based on the closeness to the water. Also that the bridges leading to le-ceiber were washed out and that getting relief supplies were difilicate at best. i am concerned about a friend of mine named Mike Wyatt who lives there so if you have any contact with anyone there please try and see if he is ok. my name is bob savage- in fort lauderdale, fla. e-mail bobsavage1@yahoo.com
-NEWS- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:43:51 -0600 From: Dennise_Bodden@trilogy.com Subject: Re: Honduras News I have heard that Anthony Key's in Roatan is completely gone (in response to the girl who asked about it). To my knowledge all of the people are okay. From family word of mouth, several homes in Guanaja lost only roofs and people have already begun repairing. Plenty of food-water-clothing-medicines have been donated (although more is still needed). Boats from Florida are leaving loaded with supplies to be delivered to Guanaja. A man in Florida donated a million dollars worth of tents to serve as temporay housing for the people in the islands.
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 11:35:49 -0500 From: tpquinn@us.ibm.com Subject: Searching for Relatives Gert, I am looking for information on the Guerrino family located in La Ceiba. The father's name is Juan...sons include Carlos, Francisco, Mario, Mimo (Domingo). There is also a daughter/grand daughter named Carmen. We have been unable to get through on the phone. Any help is greatly appreciated.
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 09:35:37 -0500 From: Dora Duncker (adduncker@btl.net) Kenneth Saravanja (billsaravanja@worldnet.att.net)Subject: Missing Relatives-Guanaja I am trying to locate the following people for some friends of mine. They live in Guanaja; however, I do not have further specifics except their names. Their father was from Placencia, Belize and their mother is Honduran. 1) Herbert Bodden Eiley 2) Henry Bodden Eiley 3) Roger Bodden 4) Nell Bodden Eiley If you can help in anyway, I would appreciate it greatly. Their uncle in Placencia would like for them to get in touch through me if posible. Sincerely, Dora Codd Duncker
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 08:30:04 -0600 From: "Kirkfield, Ama" (Ama.Kirkfield@SPR.DOE.GOV) Subject: Help I am in desperate need of information about my grandmother or any of my family that live in Tegucigalpa. My grandmother is Martha Elvir Avendano`. My Aunt is Regina Avendano` or any member of the Avendano` family. My name is Elma Nora Osorio. I can be reached by email at work at elmaosorio@spr.doe.gov or at work 504 734 4740 or at home 504 441 5709. Please any one out there we have not heard any news at all from my family. Thank You, God Bless You , Elma Nora Osorio.
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 07:09:02 -0500 From: Sheila Green (SheilaGreen@compuserve.com) Subject: Guanaja Michael & Angela Cooper Dear Gert Thank you for keeping us updated on the news from Guanaja especially as in Scotland the news is sparse. Have now heard that Michael and Angela are O.K. through Graham Solomon son of Doug and Mary and Keith their cousin. Also Loly Veverica daughter of Capt. Ali. Through the E-mail I am now hearing how many friends I met there are faring. The Internet is a powerful tool. If possible please let Michael know I am in touch. Thank you again and a cash donation from me is on its way. Sheila Green, Wester Yards, West Road, Charlestown, Fife KY11 3EW Fax 01383 873282 E-mail Sheilagreen@compuserve.com
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 04:40:45 -0700 From: Coffey Alex-o10260 (o10260@email.mot.com) Dear Gert, Is there any news from St. Helene - the small island lying at the east end of Roatan? Myself and 20 + youths from our church went there to assist in building a medical facility for the people of St. Helene. We are very concerned for the people and would appreciate any information on their condition. Thank You, Alex Coffey
-HELP- -NEWS- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 01:13:06 -0800 From: surfup@pacbell.net Subject: Looking for family in Honduras My name is Silvia Defachelle from San Gabriel, California. I have been fortunate to be able to speak to my sister Frances Palao in San Pedro Sula. For those who have family and friends in San Pedro Sula don't lose hope, have patience and keep trying. I have been fortunate to speak with my sister 3 times. Those who are in the Southern California Area tune in to the Spanish TV Channel 34, they are constantly showing different areas in Honduras. Again we have been fortunate, to see a family friend, Salvador Majano who lives in Tegucigalpa on Channel 34 news. We are searching for family members in Tegucigalpa, Delia Lopez Ramos, sons Sergio Ramos & Bolivar Ramos, daughter Sandra Ramos Garcia, "Tito" Antonio Toro & family who live in Colonia La Campana. I am also looking for Dennis Said Rodezno age 15, sister Rosalinda Rodezno age 13 and their father Marco Antonio Rodezno who live in the city of Cuaymas, Department Francisco Morazan. If for some miracle they are found, please try to get to San Pedro Sula, where my sister Frances Palao is waiting for them. She can be reach at work 552-03-04 or 557-61-63. I am also looking for Senora Adelina Martinez in the city of Flores de Oriente De La Lima. Also her grandson Wilfredo Bonilla Martinez who works in F.H.I.A in the city of Lima. If Wilfredo Bonilla Martinez is found let him know that his daughter, Elina Yessenia Bonilla Lopez is fine with my sister Frances Palao. I can be contacted by e-mail at surfup@pacbell.net or defachel@scag.ca.gov, or my sister Rosa Jagd at grizzly@sierratel.com Sincerely, Silvia Defachelle
-HELP- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 02:01:13 EST From: AFiad1@aol.com Subject: NEED NEWS OF FAMILY IN POTRERIO OMOA CORTEZ, HONDURAS My family lives in POTRERIO OMOA CORTEZ, HONDURAS. I am in MIAMI, FLORIDA. My name is EMERITA CARTAGENA. I need to know if my three children, mother and brother are alive and safe. My Childrens' names are: MAYRA JANET , JAVIER ANTONIO, and RUDY ENRIQUE My mother's name is: CLEMENTINA CARTAGENA My brother's name is: ALFONSO CARTAGENA Please, will anyone with any news about my family or the town please let me know by e-mail at AFIAD1@AOL.COM or by phone at (305) 270-6171 or fax (305) 270-9323. God bless you for this humanitarian work. God bless all the peoples of Honduras! Thank you, EMERITA CARTAGENA.
-HELP- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 07:32:08 +0100 From: Ramon Diaz (Diaz@deGruyter.com) Subject: Looking for friends in Copan Ruinas Hello Gert, Iam too far away to go looking myself, to be exact in Germany, that is whymy plea for your help. I realize that you must be pretty busy but anyway I will give it a try from many others. Since a few days am trying to locate Ms. Martha Pinto and her family. They live in Copan Ruinas and she works in the Hotel Los Jaguares by the plaza. The last known phone number that I have is:(504)651-4075. I want to know how are they doing, so far , and if possible to get in contact with me ASAP. My e-mail address is: Diaz@deGruyter.com Thank you in advance for your time and interest. A worried friend
-UPDATE- -NEWS- -RELIEF- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 12:05:16 -0800 From: tina bueche (tinab@l5.com) Subject: hurricane mitch Gert - just wanted to let sassysunshine know -if she hasn't already heard - that tom and regina are fine. for anyone in the seattle area - i am leaving for honduras on monday the 9th and am willing to carry reaosnably sized packages and messges of all sizes for anyone who wants; also, i will be in la ceiba and on roatan and will be happy to try and find specific information if needed. i can be reached at 206-340-8859 tina b.
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 21:41:31 -0500 From: Raymund Kubassek (rkubassek@csi.com) Subject: Location of Ana Almendarez Gert - I am looking for any information on Ana Almendarez or Wendy Brenes from Tegucigalpa, on behalf of Dany McCoy and Patty Brenes. Please contact me at (843) 525-6872 or e-mail me at rkubassek@csi.com if possible. We are very concerned for their well-being. Thank you for your help. Raymund Kubassek rkubassek@csi.com
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 19:43:40 -0700 From: lrgriff (lrgriff@lamar.colostate.edu) Subject: Requesting news of copan Gert- I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in San Jose de Copan in 1986-88. I would love to have news of how they are doing. Anyone with news of the department of Copan, please let me know. Thank you so much! This is a wonderful site - thank you, Gert! Renee Griffith lrgriff@lamar.colostate.edu
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 17:38:25 -0800 From: Gloria Walker (GWalker@lahd.ci.la.ca.us) This message is from Hewith (Puro) Dixon, from Los Angeles, if you know about, Marlon Dixon, Emsley Dixon, or Gardly Dixon, and their family, please let me know, I have not heard anything from them. They live in Guanaja. Thank you. Our phone number: 323-939-4988
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 17:03:59 PST From: Katie Hanson (katoda@hotmail.com) Subject: wondering Hi my name is Katie and i am 15 years old and this summer i had taken a trip down to Roatan. I spent a week down there and met alot of people who run Anthony's key Resort and visited the institute for marine sciences where i had studied for many days. I was wondering if you could just tell me if everybody made it through and if it got beat badly or if the Resort was Ok. Thank you for your time it would be greatly appreciated if you would e-mail me back to tell me if people at the resort are ok and if it is in any condition. Thank you SINCERELY Katie katoda@hotmail.com
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 20:00:05 -0500 (EST) From: Michael Crump (capricorn15@webtv.net) Subject: I am worried about the welfare of a friend and her family. Please inform me. Ana P. Solis B-Sierra Pina Calle 2 Casa# 88 La Ceiba Please, Thank You
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 16:58:35 PST From: Tessa Hilton (tessa_micah@hotmail.com) Subject: Honduras search Gert I'm trying to find my dad, Gordon Spink. He boarded a freighter from Port isabelle Texas on October 22 or 23 and was headed for San Pedro Sula. He should have arrived there before Mitch arrived. He should be in San Pedro Sula... please send word if you have news of him. Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 08:36:27 PST -FOUND-
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 04:06:59 -0800 From: robert stanton (robertstanton@home.com) Subject: Padilla family I am looking for information of the Padilla family that used to live in the B: La Laguna area of Puerto Cortes. This family consist of Marcos/Blanca/Macitos/Sonya. Their daughter Emma/Elisa live in Huntington Beach, CA. THis family still lives in Puerto Cortes but I unfortunatly have their exact address. God Bless all that help Honduras Robert Stanton
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 17:03:23 EST From: Shmccarty@aol.com Subject: update family found received call yesterday from parents in San Ignacio. Caroline James and terry found okay village is fine everyone alive and shook up but doing what they can to help surrounding villages who didnt do as well. Thank you for your help and we are doing what we can to see who is doing relief in the south carolina area so that we can send what we can. My prayers are with those who have not heard from their families because i know how you feel. Things are still shakey and we dont know when the families are coming home but 15 days is the minimum time they are telling everyone in the village. phones are up in san ignacio but stay busy helping those that need it . my prayers to everyone there and my god be with those who are still lost bekki a very relieved daughter in south carolina
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 14:57:04 -0500 From: Louis Benedetto (lbenedetto@dss.state.la.us) Subject: HELP I am looking for any information on Utila Bay Islanders Martin Boehnke, Kenny and Cathy Bryant or just any information on Utila itself. You can reach me either at my return e-mail address or my home e-mail which is LouBenedet@aol.com. I am writing on behalf of Dale Cooper who was a one time resident of Utila. Thank you for any information that you can forward.
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 14:25:30 -0600 From: Ken Leder (kleder@ti.com) Subject: Steven Jansen We received E Mail from Steven Jansen saying he was OK. I had sent in a request for help yesterday but we heard from him so please turn attention to the many that have not been heard from. Jim Jansen
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 14:52:47 EST From: DPopofsky@aol.com Subject: Help I am currently getting a list together of my boyfriends family all of whom except one are missing until I get the list of names do you know or anyone know if the Red Cross or any other organizations are putting out lists of people in hospitals or shelters. I am looking in the area between Puerto Cortes and San Pedro Sula. I can be e-mailed at PLJNYC@yahoo.com Thank you in advance for any help
-UPDATE- (see message below) Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:40:41 -0600 From: Michael Bridges (camilla@stic.net) Subject: Good news! We just received word that our family members, Martha and Bo Bush and their children are alive and safe. We wish to thank you for helping us with this web page, and we especially want to thank Doug Last for the email. Sincerely, Michael and Herlinda Bridges.
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 12:06:48 -0800 From: "Janice" (hercules@gulftel.com) Subject: Contact with Amoa, Hondura area I am trying to make contact with anybody in the Amoa, Honduras area so that I can relay messages to friends in that area from their relatives and arrange for any supplies that may be needed to be sent there. If anyone in that area sees this message, please contact me at hercules@gulftel.com.
More info was forwarded by Kammy in an earlier message. Please also note Michaels plea for help further down in the message. -Gert -RELIEF- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 09:45:04 -0600 From: Michael Bridges (camilla@stic.net) Subject: Free shipping to individuals in San Pedro Sula area Thank you for the wonderful service that you are providing with your web page. I have this information to pass on to others: Mr. Brown, a representative of Chiquita, says that the Chiquita Corporation is providing free shipping of relief supplies to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He says that all nonperishable items can be sent to Tropical Shipping, 12501 N.W. 38th Ave., Opalocka, Florida 33054. This is the company that does all of the commercial shipping for the Chiquita Corp. There, they will fill large shipping containers with the packages recieved. When a container is full, it will be sent by boat to Puerto Cortes and then transferred to a Chiquita wharehouse in San Pedro Sula. If you want the packages to go to a particular family, or individual, then you must put the name, address and phone number on the package. Chiquita will then attempt to contact the people. Those receiving packages in the San Pedro Sula area must then go to the wharehouse to pick up their packages. Any items sent for general relief should be marked as Honduras Relief Supplies, and these items will be distributed by the Red Cross. Any unclaimed items will also be distributed. It is the responsibility of the person sending the relief items to pay the cost of shipping to Opalocka, Florida. Mr. Brown's phone number is 513-784-8036. If you have furthur questions, you should contact him. Please help us if you can!!! My wife's sister lives on Guanaja. We have not heard anything about her. Her name is Martha Bush. Her and her husband, Bo Bush, live on Guanaja with their three children. They have the Island House, Guanaja Bay, Islas de la Bahia. If anyone has heard anything about them, or if anyone knows of a phone number that can be called to inquire about people on Guanaja, then would you please contact us by phone or email. Our phone number is 512-331-8592. Thank you and God bless.
-RELIEF- Kammy forwarded me the following information about a relief effort initiated by Chiquita (see her earlier message re: Dole Fresh Fruits. -Gert Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 11:26:21 -0600 Subject: Chiquita Organizes Relief Effort We currently have a Control Center set up at our Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio to organize all relief efforts. You can contact them directly at 513-784-8050, or you can fax them at 513-784-8100. The center is open between 7am-7pm Monday-Friday, eastern time. They can help you with anything regarding our efforts
Hopefully someone can give some advice to Muriel on how to best approach this relief effort. -Gert -HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 10:05:11 -0700 From: The Knowlers (knowlerd@cadvision.com) Subject: Bay Islands Gert Thanks so much for your assistance during this horrific event! Am trying to set up relief services from Calgary, Alberta Canada - our concern is the Bay Islands. Do you have any updated info re: Guanaja? Specifically, Mangrove Bight area? We are very concerned that supplies may not be getting out of Bonocca to the other areas on Guanaja. Muriel Knowler
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 10:56:15 -0600 From: Kandi (kandi@dialnet.net) Thank you to everyone out there and the camaraderie this has generated. We have heard from various sources thanks to this web site, our family is fine. Diane and Terry Smith and Jack and Darian Conlee. They have returned to Half Moon Cay. We still have not heard from them directly but all the reports have been very consistent. We will still be happier to hear directly from them but Thank you to all out there who have been in touch by phone and e-mail. You can't imagine how much comfort you are. Thank you all again and especially to you Gert. Kandi Langham
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 11:03:08 -0500 From: Ariel (arielth@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us) Subject: Adela Range & Oswald Dixion My family and I are very concerned about the well being of our mother, who went back home to Bonaca (Guanja) to visit. If anyone has information of their welfare, please response. Thanks Annette Archer archera@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us
-HELP- Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 10:52:44 -0500 From: Tina Smith-Doman (TADoman@intermedia.com) Subject: Help me find information on my friends! Gert, God bless you. I have tried numerous ways to track down my friends and have had no luck. I am looking for Johanna and Jason that work at the resort Posada Del Sol on Guanaja. Any information on the resort and staff would be greatly appreciated. Tina Smith-Doman e-mail: tadoman@intermedia.com or my fiance: Ron Nattress e-mail: RNattr8887@aol.com
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 15:05:54 +0100 From: Peter Hens (P.HENS@NISSAN.BE) Hello Gert, My wife and I are trying to get some information about a friend of ours, who lives in Honduras. I shall give you the address of this person: Jorge Alvarado Col. Lara Norte av. Casa 11 Principal TEGUCIGALPA Tel. 00504-2213616 We would be very thankful if you could let us know wether Jorge and his family are unharmed. We already called the embassy of Honduras in Brussels/Belgium, but they couldn't help us. They said there must be a list on the net with the names of victims, but they didn't know the address of this site. My email address is P.HENS@NISSAN.BE Thank you very much.
-HELP- Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 19:39:56 -0800 From: TERRY EWING (tewing1@bellsouth.net) Subject: bonilla family would like to find out about the bonilla family,they live in the city EL Progreso,the state Yoro,neighborhood colonia sitraterco house #26 in the country of Honduras.There son Elmer workes for me and hasnot been able to reach them my e-mail address is tewing1@hotmail.com Any imformation at all would be greatly app. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
-HELP- Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 02:42:57 -0800 From: Judy Ann Blake (jblake@jblake.com) Subject: Information on Sundancer and Inn of Last Resort HELP: I am a quarter share owner of a cabana at Sundance on Isle de Roatan. Does anyone know how Sundancer fared as well as the owners, Frank and Holly Canale? Also, does anyone know if Donna, the owner of Inn of Last Resort fared? I have been to Roatan three times and have made many friendships. I am really concerned how the island as a whole fared. Any information would be appreciated. Judy Blake jblake@jblake.com
-UPDATE- (see earlier message) Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 09:56:17 -0000 From: "Johnstone,H" (H.Johnstone@lse.ac.uk) I have now had several messages to reassure me my friends are ok, so thank you very much Hazel

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