Your Help Needed

After Hurricane Mitch, Central America needs help for its 2.8 million newly homeless. In Honduras, mudslides and floods destroyed 70% of the roads and bridges; development has been set back 20 years, the U.N. reports. Malnutrition and cholera threaten survivors in El Salvador and Nicaragua, where 80% of the staple bean, rice, banana and coffee crops were ruined. Contact: American Jewish World Service’s Hurricane Relief: (800)889-7146; CARE: (800)521-2273; or UNITE!’s Relief Fund: (212)265-7000.