CIS (Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad), the organization we work with in El Salvador on the island of Tasajera, issued a plea last week asking for financial donations to enable CIS to purchase and distribute emergency food and hygiene baskets to give to families who live in extreme poverty and have been affected by Tropical Storm Pilar. First Congregational Church heard and responded immediately with over $1,000 of funding.

A note and picture on the left from the CIS Facebook page:

CIS humanitarian aid delivered to 25 families from Colorado, Tasajera Island thanks to the partners and donations CIS has received and FCC Eugene, Oregon.


CIS, the organization we work with in El Salvador on the island of Tasajera, has issued a plea asking for financial donations to enable CIS to purchase and distribute emergency food and hygiene baskets that will be given to families who live in extreme poverty and have been affected by Tropical Storm Pilar.

Families who live on day wages from farming and fishing have not been able to work; homes are being flooded, there are landslides, and some deaths have occurred due to the extreme nature of the storm. CIS expects requests from many communities for emergency aid as the floods continue. The initial goal is to raise money to create basic needs baskets that include rice, beans, sugar, coffee, oil, detergent and other items. 

If you would like to contribute to the relief efforts, you can donate directly to CIS via their website or donate through FCC (write a check to FCC indicating Tropical Storm Relief on the memo line; pay via FCC’s online below – select Emergency Relief-Tropical Storm; or with cash placed in one of the pew envelopes, indicating Tropical Storm Relief on the envelope).