Maria and Sara's home suffered damage in Hurricane Patricia, including a damaged roof.

Safe shelter for families devastated by Patricia

Maria and Sara's home suffered damage in Hurricane Patricia, including a damaged roof.

MEXICO – When Hurricane Patricia battered the coast of Mexico, Maria and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Sara, were left without a safe place to live.

Their home was devastated—the roof torn from their house allowing wind and rain to ruin their few belongings, including their mattress and bedding. Worse they had nowhere they could go for temporary housing.

Maria standing in her home

Maria and Sara salvage their belongings

When an Operation Blessing disaster relief team on the ground in Mexico learned about Maria and Sara’s situation, they arrived with plenty of help. The team installed a new roof, sealing the house to prevent any more damage from the elements. Then they provided a new, dry mattress and bedding to Maria and Sara so they can have a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads at night.

New roof pieces help create safe shelter for Maria and Sara.

Repairing roofs in Mexico after Hurricane Patricia

A new roof provides safe shelter for Maria and Sara

OB Mexico teams are removing debris, including downed trees, from some of the hardest hit communities–helping families begin the process of recovery. Teams are also installing additional roofs to help protect homes damaged by the high winds and provide safe shelter for impacted families.

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