I have been getting many reports of damage around Lake Atitlan. The worst loss of life at the lake is in San Antonio Palopo. Last reports say at least 20 people have died and more are missing. This is a very poor indigenous Maya town with very few resources. A retired Canadian man, Thomas H. Zieffle, living there has been kind enough to let me post photos he has taken. He has started a fund for the victims. I do not personally know this man, but he is there and I believe any donations sent to him will go for very direct and needed aid. Donation info is;
Thomas H. Zieffle
Royal Bank of Canada (in Canada) Checking – 08149-4501375
Royal Bank of Canada (in the USA) Checking – 067012882 706 314-515-3 (updated)
I have found a reputable organization doing good work and taking donations called
Artisans United for the Development of Atitlan click the link to go to their site and make a tax deductible donation, I have!