Starbucks Supports Guatemala Volcano Relief Efforts and Invites Customers to Donate via Mobile App


June 12, 2018

The Starbucks Foundation has donated $100,000 to CARE’s ongoing relief and recovery efforts to help victims of the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala; Starbucks customers in the U.S. can join the effort by donating to CARE via the Starbucks mobile app

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Beginning today, Starbucks customers across the U.S. can use the Starbucks mobile app to donate to urgent relief and recovery efforts in Guatemala following the devastating eruption of the Fuego Volcano which claimed more than 110 lives, with an estimated 200 people still missing. The Starbucks Foundation will also donate $100,000, with all funds going to CARE to provide food, water, sanitation kits, clothing and blankets. Customers can also donate online at

“The massive Fuego volcanic eruption earlier this month has forced thousands of Guatemalan families from their homes, and some communities have been entirely buried by lava and ash,” said Michelle Nunn, CARE president and CEO. “CARE has worked in Guatemala since 1959, and we’re active in the volcano’s impact zone now, assessing needs and supporting families whose lives have been suddenly upended. It’s thanks to partners like The Starbucks Foundation that we can deliver that support as we help affected families reclaim some stability in a desperately chaotic situation. We’re grateful to The Starbucks Foundation for their generosity.”

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A Guatemalan search and rescue team operates in El Rodeo, Escuintla, 22 miles southwest of Guatemala City, after volcano Fuego’s June 3 eruption, which has forced families from their homes, damaged crops and affected 1.7 million people. Photo courtesy of CARE.