On September 19th, 1:14pm 2017, Central Mexico was hit by a 7.1 earthquake, damaging Mexico City and the states of Puebla and Morelos. The most severely hit places are small villages surrounding our main program site in Mexico, Tepoztlan, Morelos. Over 300 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have lost their homes.
We immediately connected with our coordinators in the area and began relief aid by trying to coordinate the delivery of supplies for assistance in the area. While basic supplies were delivered to some communities, there are many needs that will continue for months (possibly years) to come, from basic food and living supplies to materials for reconstruction.
Globe Aware has a deep connection with Mexico, and we have decided to launch this 3 part initiative in an effort to aid the reconstruction effort in the villages of Hueyapan, Zaucalpan, Tetela del Norte, Jojutla and Yautepec, as well as our main program location, Tepoztlan. These are smaller communities that are not receiving as much help and we will work directly with families in those locations, in order to help them rebuild their homes. We have already identified many potential recipients and will work directly with them so that their needs are met as soon as possible and their lives improved after this terrible tragedy.
We have opened the Globe Aware Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund to make this process easier and quicker, and are accepting tax deductible contributions that will go directly to the reconstruction efforts. The entirety of these funds will be immediately implemented into the reconstruction projects in the area.
One community. One family. One home at a time.