Also among the dead is a World Vision staff member, who was riding in a vehicle that collided with a truck on a rain-soaked road. A vehicle carrying three World Vision staff members was collided with a large cargo truck Sunday afternoon as a result of the torrential rains. Josefina de la Cruz, a World Vision photographer/videographer, died late Monday night as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.  The other staff members remain hospitalized, but are expected to recover.


"This is a time of tragedy for many families who already are struggling to survive," said Kevin Cook, World Vision regional communications manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.  "Our staff continue to bring relief to these families, while dealing with their own loss and grief."


You Can Help


World Vision is accepting donations for flood relief. To donate, visit or call 1-888-56-CHILD (English) or call 1-888-511-6566 (Spanish). Founded in 1950, World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization, serving the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries.   

Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 and provides emergency relief to countries all over the world. The organization helps some of the world's most disadvantaged people in 37 countries through child development programs, agriculture and clean-water projects, health and nutrition programs, education and micro-enterprise loans.  To donate to international relief efforts, call 1-800-2-HUNGERS or online,  Please specify "relief." Food, clothing and bedding items will arrive in less than 24 hours and be distributed to families in need by Food for the Hungry staff and church partners.


Photo Credits: Jon Warren, World Vision.