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COMMENDATION OF U.S. CITIES IN PROVIDING AID TO CENTRAL AMERICA

WHEREAS, Hurricane Mitch was the worst natural disaster ever to strike the Western Hemisphere, causing the deaths of more than 9,000 people, leaving millions homeless, and resulting in more than $8.5 billion in damages to homes, hospitals, schools, roads, farms, and businesses throughout the region; and

WHEREAS, Central America’s full recovery from the storms of Hurricane Mitch are clearly in the national interest of the United States; and

WHEREAS, more than 5,000 U.S. military personnel have been working side by side with our Central American neighbors to help rebuild these nations and restore hope to the region; and

WHEREAS, part of the U.S. relief effort funded by the recently passed supplemental bill will help local governments manage the crisis with advice and assistance in reconstruction and in the management of the funding to ensure that assistance is used efficiently and serves its intended goal,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors commends the many U.S. mayors and cities that immediately reached out to our Central American neighbors in their time of need and offered financial, material and personal support around Hurricane Mitch Relief and Reconstruction.

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