Volcano Crisis Fund

Emergency Donations Needed

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Saturday May 22nd lava flow destroyed 17 villages near Goma and overcame parts of the city subsuming all in its path, igniting fires and terror. Nearly every CC participant and all of our local partner’s staff have been displaced by this volcanic eruption. Four of them have lost everything with over 3000 homes destroyed, 20,000 people are homeless, and 400,000 have evacuated the city leaving their possessions exposed to further damage and theft. So far 31 people are reported dead, and many children are missing; either separated from family, injured or feared dead.

Over 200 earthquakes followed Volcano Nyiragongo’s activity, rattling buildings and fracturing the earth.

Donations in June will support basic supplies for the four young women who now only have essentially the clothes on their backs. In helping them we are also helping their families. Estimated costs for clothes, food, charcoal to heat food, mattresses, water containers, metal sheeting for shelter, and transport of supplies is $1,500 USD.  Join us in supporting them at this moment of crisis. 

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Colors of Connection
P.O. Box 50371
Brooklyn, NY

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CC participant Florence (left) and les Étoiles Messagères Staff Feza (right) visit the grounds of Florence’s former home.  Photo credit: Feza Balanga
Goma residents are seen leaving the city following a sudden activity of the Nyiragongo volcano on May 22, 2021. – The famous Nyiragongo volcano, near the city of Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), suddenly became active on Saturday evening, an AFP correspondent noted. Strong emanations of glowing light coming out of the crater were visible from Goma, while a smell of sulfur was perceptible in the city, located on the southern flank of the volcano, on the shores of Lake Kivu, he noted. (Photo by Guerchom Ndebo / AFP)