Here’s How to Help The Victims of Mexico’s Earthquakes

published Sep 21, 2017
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It’s been a terrifying couple weeks for Mexico, where two earthquakes have rattled the nation, causing deaths and damage. The most recent, a 7.1 magnitude quake on Tuesday, came on the anniversary of the country’s largest earthquake in 1985. We’ve compiled a partial list of organizations helping the victims of these tragedies.

  • Topos, a rescue organization founded during the 1985 quake, is working to extract people from the rubble.
  • International Community Fund, which Vox notes does a lot of work in Mexico under normal circumstances, has started an earthquake fund helping various areas affected.
  • Mexican Red Cross is accepting monetary donations, as well as items from its Amazon Wish List.
  • Direct Relief has people on the ground in Mexico City and has pledged 100 percent of donations will go to directly to relief efforts, according to the New York Times.
  • GoFundMe, a crowdfunding platform, has compiled funds that are donating to earthquake relief efforts.
  • Oxfam Mexico has been working in the country for nine years, and has a track record of humanitarian efforts during natural disasters.
  • Save the Children is putting funds toward helping kids affected by the quake.
  • GlobalGiving is collecting donations to help survivors get water, food, and medicine, and will also help them rebuild.
  • Project Paz, a New York based non-profit, is partnering with Mexican organizations to help those affected in Chiapas and Oaxaca.

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