In 2005 Hurricane Stan hit Guatemala, causing tremendous damage to inner-city schools in Guatemala City.  The local government had no funding for repairs, so DFA volunteers raised enough money to repair the roof, walls, and windows in one inner-city school, as well as upgrade their electricity so that all rooms had power outlets and appropriate lighting.

Following Hurricane Stan’s destruction, an entire village near Panajachel was buried by mudslides. During the rescue operations, several physicians from Guatemala City travelled to the area to provide medical assistance – DFA volunteers provided the funds to purchase the medical supplies they required to provide the needed care.