This month, the Fidalgo Island Rotary International Committee sent $2,300 to our sister club in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, to help provide COVID-19 relief. Due to a lockdown in Honduras, most banks, restaurants and businesses have completely closed. The area has imposed a strict "stay home" order, which keeps citizens indoors most of the day. People have been severely affected by job loss, due the the collapse in tourism and the severe shutdown measures in place in the town, as well as loss of income and access to savings. To help, the Rotary Club of Copán Ruinas developed a food bag for about $11 that should feed a family for about two weeks. Funds from FIR's International Committee helped purchase supplies and food for these bags. 
In response, the president of the Rotary Club of Copán Ruinas sent the below email: 
Dear Walt:
I am pleased to greet you. I wish you and your family are doing very good.
Through this letter, I want to express, in the name of my Rotarian colleagues and myself our most sincere gratitude for the support you recently provided. Especially because this situation has generated an economic paralysis in our communities. 
You may rest assured that these resources will be distributed as food to the most vulnerable communities of our towns. We will keep you informed of the distribution.
Once again Please receive our gratitude, in the name of the people in the communities, my colleagues, and myself. 
 
Sincerely ,
Mayra Arias de Welchez
President
Rotary Club
Copán  Ruinas, Copán