How to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts
By now you probably know that two powerful earthquakes have struck Mexico in less than two weeks. On September 8, a massive 8.1 magnitude quake hit off the coast of Southern Mexico. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century, killing at least 90 people and causing massive damage to homes and businesses in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
And just yesterday, another powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck in central Mexico causing many buildings and structures to collapse and trapping people inside. Hundreds of people have died and search and rescue efforts are ongoing in Mexico City and central Mexico.
Photo: Univision Noticias
You can help the earthquake victims and their families by donating money or supplies to rescue, volunteer and emergency aid organizations working in the disaster areas.
Donation sites (centros de acopio) have been set up all over Mexico, including right here in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya. They are in need of non-perishable food items, bottled water and first aid supplies, as well as batteries, blankets, clothing, personal hygiene products and more.
Other donation sites in Playa del Carmen:
Rotary Club Playa del Carmen, Calle 130 between Juárez & 2
Chichen Itza Language School, Calle 4 between 10 & 15
Cafe Tatiaxca, Av CTM between 115 & 125
Spinny Grooves, Av 20 between 10 & 10 Bis (next to the Municipal Building)
Unidad Academica Playa del Carmen, Av Universidades
Mandala PDC, Av 1 & Calle 12
Palapa del DIF Solidaridad, Calle 8 Norte between Av 30 & 40
La Perla Pixan Cuisine, Calle 34 between Av 5 & 10
Frida Kahlo Restaurant, 5th Ave and Calle 8
Esc. Sec. Gral. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Av 10 between 21 & 23
Bomberos, Calle Turiache, Edificio 8, Depto H, Villas la Playa
Casa Latina, along the highway at Km 293
Playacar Phase 2 Condo Offices
La Salle, Av 30 & Calle 12
Alltournative, along the highway Km 287
ConsultingFirm Mexico, Av 15 & Av Aviacion
Percesa, Av Benito Juarez
Aqua Plus del Caribe, Calle 8 Norte between 30 & 35
Outside the Chedraui supermarket in Puerto Morelos
For more locations in Cancun and the Riviera Maya click HERE.
For a list of locations around the country visit http://comoayudar.mx/
Below, we’ve included links to some of the organizations that are accepting donations to assist with the relief efforts. Donations go to help provide basic necessities such as food, water, medicine, first aid supplies, temporary shelter and other assistance for the victims and their families.
Mexican Red Cross
Topos Mexico (rescue brigade)
Rotaract Distrito 4195
If you know of any other recommended organizations accepting donations for the earthquake victims please leave the link in the comments and we’ll update this list.
Thank you for any help that you can provide to those affected by the recent earthquakes.