A 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City this week, the second large earthquake to hit Mexico in recent months. With well over 200 people reported dead already (and more to come), urgent help is needed. Instead of donating to charities that don’t give money to the people they claim to help (we’re looking at you, Red Cross), try to find local organizations to support.
This rescue brigade is made up of locals helping locals, and they accept donations three ways: online transfer, Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or their website. Follow them on Twitter for updates.
A feminist brigade can use our help as they provide doctors and clothes for folks in Mexico. Anyone know how to wire $ to Mexican accts tho? pic.twitter.com/JyVXGi3GN6
— Queer Xicano Chisme (@QueerXiChisme) September 20, 2017
This organization is based in New York and partners with El Paso Community Foundation for donations to earthquake victims in Mexico. Donors can specify where their help goes: to relief for the Chiapas and Oaxaca earthquake a few weeks ago, or the Mexico City earthquake this week.
A crowdfunding site that has set up a specific fund for relief for the Mexico City earthquake. Funds will be used for supplies, including food, water, and medicine.
Unicef has opened an online portal specifically for earthquake relief for Mexico.
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