Local restaurant collects relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Eta


It was little more than a week ago that Hurricane Eta slammed into Central America, bringing enough death and destruction to have experts believe damage could surpass that of 1998’s Hurricane Mitch, the most destructive hurricane to hit Central America. Though Eta has affected more than 2.5 million people from Panama to Belize, the impact has been most severe in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras.

Local restaurant Honduras Kitchen has converted much of its space at 1909 Fourth St. to collect, package and send relief supplies to the area. You are welcome and encouraged to drop off anything you can at the restaurant,  and co-owner Rafael Larios III emphasized “anything.” Clothes, tools, cans, diapers, blankets, tarps, the need is so great, that he said he’s find himself in desperate need of the boxes and tape necessary to package the stuff.

If you’d rather donate monetarily, you can contribute to their Gofundme page here. If you’d like to help out as a volunteer you can do that by scheduling a time here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.