Yesterday afternoon, Mexico City experienced a 7.1 earthquake that reportedly has left more than 200 people dead. The epicenter of quake was in the state of Puebla, just three hours south of Mexico City, but was felt in three states, including the capital and Morelos. Yesterday’s earthquake landed on the anniversary of the historic 8.1. quake felt in 1985 in Mexico that killed roughly 10,000 people. The epicenter is also about 400 miles from the 8.1 earthquake that hit in Oaxaca on Sept. 8.
The images and videos from yesterday’s disaster are truly horrific.
En el piso 38 en pleno Reforma. pic.twitter.com/zuCIke0kc9
— Gustavo Serrano (@gooz25) September 19, 2017
One of the biggest tragedies is that out of the hundreds dead, many of them are children. The image below shows a collapsed school that left about 20 students dead, many remain trapped.
Aquellos que estén cerca de división del norte o héroes de Padierna ayudemos: se cayeron dos escuelas primarias y hay niños y atrapados pic.twitter.com/XAWGXisM0Z
— Revista Hotel (@revistahotel) September 19, 2017
Many of us all over the world are feeling helpless and wondering what we can do help Mexico rebuild and support them during this incredible time of need.
There’s countless of ways to help, but we’re highlighting ones that are most legit and connected to trusted names in order to avoid confusion about fund distribution.
1. The Red Cross and Amazon Mexico have joined forces to collect money and supplies. Just visit Amazon.com and you will be directed to the Fuerza Mexico page.
How help from abroad #sismo #EarthquakeMexico #HelpMexico #amazon #mexico #CruzRojaMexicana #AyudarNosMueve pic.twitter.com/N8jVdwsNfF
— Doodler 🎨🐱🏳️🌈 (@DoodlerAF) September 20, 2017
2. Topos Mexico, a rescue team is accepting donations via PayPal.
Thank you, Brie. This is a good way to help: @topos an elite civilian rescue brigade
Paypal: [email protected] topos.mx
— Gael García Bernal (@GaelGarciaB) September 20, 2017
3. UNICEF Mexico is a great organization that is helping children in Mexico.
Fernando cuenta que desde el #terremoto su hijita no quiere comer, jugar ni hablar, necesita apoyo psicoemocional https://t.co/xyVrZcomqv pic.twitter.com/iPoSsYibLQ
— UNICEF México (@UNICEFMexico) September 20, 2017
4. Donate to Oxfam Mexico who also experienced damage to their offices.
El equipo en la CDMX se reporta a salvo a pesar de los daños en la oficina. pic.twitter.com/mcwiPeLFAc
— Oxfam México (@oxfammexico) September 19, 2017
5. Project Paz, a nonprofit, is taking up a collection for the people in Mexico.
In the U.S., you can support people affected in #Mexico by making a tax-deductible donation at https://t.co/6xcRyJDpuT. #earthquake pic.twitter.com/lKYgv4nQbE
— PROJECT PAZ (@ProjectPaz) September 19, 2017
It’s also important to remember the people of Mexico haven’t even had time to gather their thoughts and understanding of what they just experienced. The recovery process will take lots of time and they need our encouragement and support. If we can’t help with money, we can encourage through positive thoughts and prayers.
Mexico has survived much worse and we can help them get through this together.