Disaster Recovery - Mexico
September 12, 2017 4:31 PM   Subscribe

What are the reputable organizations providing relief help to the victims of the Mexico earthquake? Preferably not the Red Cross.
posted by brookeb to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
GlobalGiving has a project up now: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-and-hurricane-relief-fund/
posted by prewar lemonade at 5:26 PM on September 12, 2017

I know the person who is operating this fundraiser on GoFundMe. He is a longtime member of my Unitarian congregation and has been involved with the town of Juchitan, Oaxaca since he was a student several decades ago. He still visits for several weeks every year with his family. He knows people in the region who can get supplies directly to those affected. I find him very trustworthy.
posted by matildaben at 5:37 PM on September 12, 2017

My Brothers' Brother (brothersbrother.org) is a Pittsburgh based charity that takes in-kind donations and gets them to where they're needed. When they're not doing disaster relief, they're providing clothes, books, tools, etc. to impoverished peoples in developing countries. Their Forbes charity efficiency rating is 100. They need cash to pay for shipping stuff.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:48 PM on September 12, 2017

Best answer: Right now, Unicef Mexico and Save the Children Mexico are the best options to donate from outside Mexico. Oxfam Mexico's team is supposedly going to Oaxaca, but they don't seem to have a dedicated fund yet.

Thank you. They really need all the help they can get.
posted by clearlydemon at 8:40 PM on September 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

The amounts in the links above are listed in Mexican pesos, not dollars. US$1 is around MX$18.
posted by clearlydemon at 8:42 PM on September 12, 2017

Google's CEO here tweeted this link to donate.
posted by Cobalt at 9:15 PM on September 12, 2017

Best answer: I like giving to UNICEF, since I know they will work on getting kids back into school, a cause dear to my heart.
posted by ALeaflikeStructure at 9:35 AM on September 13, 2017

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