Powerful Earthquake Affects Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos

This month two devastating earthquakes affected Mexico. Just a few days ago Oaxaca and Chiapas were severely affected, and yesterday another 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City, exactly 32 years after a devastating earthquake struck the city in 1985.

The government sources have reported that at least 224 people were killed. Also, thousands have been rushed to hospitals due to severe wounds. As a result to this overwhelming disaster, Mexico is going through tough times, and really needs the help of its citizens to raise above. Once again.

The total account of damage can’t be yet estimated. Nevertheless, the result may be devastating. This is our opportunity to help, above all, showing we are Mexican citizens who will help our country through good and bad.

Earthquake Mexico City

If you want to help, there are several collection centers where you can bring the following products and items:

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Canned food
  • Gauzes
  • Lanterns
  • Batteries
  • Baby food
  • Animal food
  • Clothing
  • Blankets and towels

You can bring these products to the following collection centers:

  • Frida Kahlo Museum in 5th and 8 street – Playa del Carmen from 8:00-23:00.
  • Spinny Grooves in 20 street between 10 street and 10 bis – Playa del Carmen
  • La Verbena in 34 street between 5 street and 10 – Playa del Carmen
  • Reaccion Expeditions in Cozumel Ave. between streets 28 and 30 – Playa del Carmen from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Mega supermarket in Constituyentes Ave. with 30th street – Playa del Carmen

You can also donate money to the non-profit Mexican organization Topos (The Moles), which is a professional rescue team, to:

Santander – Account: 92-00070929-4
CLABE: 014180920007092942
Reference: Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco, A.C.

Anywhere else:
Paypal: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

Also, you can donate money to UNICEF Mexico on their website.

Don’t forget that Oaxaca and Chiapas are still in need of help too. Spread the voice and help as much as you can. Mexico needs your help more than ever!


Earthquake in Mexico – Organizations and Donations to Help the Victims

On September 8, 2017, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake in southern Mexico affected at least 2.3 million people in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, and claimed around 96 lives. The official reports count a total of 40,000 houses with a damage in Chiapas, and around 12,000 in Oaxaca.

Thankfully, there are some organizations already working on helping these victims; but there’s a lot to do and people in the affected areas have many needs. So, you if you were wondering how you can help the earthquake victims, here’s a list of what the Family Services Agency (DIF) is collecting:

  • Blankets and bedding
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Canned tuna, sardines, beans, cereal, biscuits and instant coffee
  • Powdered milk and water
  • Soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste and sanitary towels

Earthquake in Chiapas and Oaxaca

Where can you provide these items?

The local Red Cross, Walmart and Superama stores are collecting donations. Also, Starbucks Café is accepting donations such as: non-perishable foods, bottled water, clothing, blankets and personal hygiene products.

You can also donate cash to:

  • Account #0404040406 at BBVA Bancomer in the name of Cruz Roja Mexicana IAP.
  • Account #066 900 6667 at Banorte

In addition to this, Club Rotary Tulum with the help of Ex-Pats Tulum and Gaia Hotel Tulum, will be receiving items to help earthquake victims in Oaxaca and Chiapas until Tuesday 19, 2017.

They are collecting:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Bottled water
  • Clothing
  • Blankets and towels
  • Sleeping bags
  • Lanterns and batteries
  • First aid kits

You can bring these products to Gaia Hotel Tulum; for further information, call (984) 134 6082.

Although it’s been more than a week since the earthquake affected Mexico, it will take a long time for these communities to recover and any aid is still helpful.

For more information, visit the Red Cross website or click on this link to make an online donation through the Red Cross website.