Help the Earthquake Recovery of Oaxaca
Neighbors Abroad is supporting the state of Oaxaca after the devastating earthquake of September 7, 2017. While our sister city Oaxaca escaped without serious damage or loss of life, the southern portion of the state in the isthmus suffered loss of life and incredible damage. After our longtime friend Chief Maza said that the impact on the children was "shocking", our support has focused on support for the children.
Pozole for Oaxaca
Our donations will support two programs, one a childcare center serving upwards of 200 children that was heavily damaged in the town of Unión Hidalgo by supporting efforts of Crecemos - DIJO, and a second supporting the recovery of an orphanage. As information regarding the Orphanage is provided, this web page will be updated.
We look forward to sharing support within the local business and charitable community as support for Oaxaca's recovery emerges. We to be part of our region's broad support for Mexico.
We are grateful that nearly $6,500 has been raised with a goal of $10,000 for short term relief. Please contact Neighbors Abroad if you wish to support our campaign. Neighbors Abroad of Palo Alto is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charity.
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Restoring Child Services in Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca
In Unión Hidalgo within the state of Oaxaca, the Realmadrid Aerogubiños Foundation's Sociodeportive school has closed after finding the walls were damaged. The school serves about 127 girls and boys. Four children are homeless and the rest are at risk of losing homes dependent on evaluations of integrity of their.
Since December 2013, Crecemos have been managing and operating the Realmadrid Aerogubiños Foundation. Immediately the focus will be humanitarian contribution in this emergency, concentrating on providing support to the child population.
Neighbors Abroad is providing support to Crecemos toward the children's immediate psychological and food needs. Crecemos is trying to raise $30,000 to restore emergency services to the children including providing food to avert malnutrition for upwards of 200 children, psychological services to reduce post-traumatic stress from catastrophe. In the longer term larger needs will include continuing education to avoid interruption of school, reinforcing or reconstructing schools and the homes where children lived.
This video offers a tour of the school site after the earthquake. The PDF is the early version of the recovery plan.
We also grieve and are saddened by the devastating quake in Mexico City and Puebla - we believe our focus now is best maintained on impacted regions of Oaxaca State. Donations to relief in Mexico City can be made through the Silicon Valley CommunityFoundation.