Grassroots Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts in Chicago!
We are collecting physical and monetary donations to take to Mexico within the week and in the coming months!
Those of us who were in the 1985 Earthquake in DF know that reconstruction of homes and lives takes much longer than just a few months so we will be organizing, collecting and distributing at a grassroots level for the next few months.
Suggested Items for Donation
Light yet nutritious items easy to carry such as:
Powdered baby milk
*Please no canned food (too heavy to take)
Suggested clothing items:
we are currently not taking clothing since that is the majority of what we have received
Other important items:
Menstrual pads and/or tampons
Small Children's books or toys
Eye contact solution
Vacuum seal bags
Our next delivery to Juchitán de Zaragoza Oaxaca Mexico is scheduled for Nov 20!
Many have asked if we have a gofundme. We've decided not to.
There are too many issues with copycat and false accounts, so instead we'll be focusing on those we know to send $ to www.paypal.me/nahualessons and we in turn will be sending the money with people we know & trust directly to the native/indigenous town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, in Oaxaca.
This way we can ensure it gets directly into the hands of citizens in need on the ground. Instead of spreading ourselves to thin, we have decided to focus in this town of our native harman@s that has been largely ignored by the Mexican government.
We strongly believe this is the best way for everyone to be held accountable & do this work as true community.
To donate money please click below.
Drop of Items at:
1759 W 21st Street
Chicago IL, 60608
Drop off times:
Weekdays from 6-9pm & all day Sundays
Our Continued Relief Efforts... Reconstruction is going to take time...
Those of us who were there for the infamous earthquake in Mexico City of 1985 remember that it took months if not years for the reconstruction of lives and homes to complete.
We plan on continuing to organize, collect & distribute on a grassroots level as long as it is needed!
If you would like to help us or have info/connections regarding specific towns or regions in need in Mexico do not hesitate to contact us!
Our next delivery to Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca Mexico is scheduled for Nov 20!
Documenting our process for accountability
in pursuit of trust, transparency and accountability we will be documenting as much of the process as possible. below are some images and we are documenting the items and $$ received as well as the process on the other end in mexico.