Tragedy struck Central America this month. As many as 1,400 Guatemalans are missing and feared dead after mudslides and floods. The Embassy of Guatemala in Ottawa is collecting donations at the Bank of Montreal. Contributors can refer to the embassy's Relief Fund, Number 32141001-003. Also, El Salvador experienced two natural disasters -- a flood from Tropical Storm Stan and a volcanic eruption. Fewer than 100 people are dead but another 58,000 have been forced to flee their homes. The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations. Please contact redcross.ca for more information. Canada has contributed $1 million to aid victims of the tropical storm.