Donation Mexico Earthquake Victims
As all of you know, in the past 2 weeks Mexico has lived 2 very strong earthquakes, an 8.1 richter scale earthquake, and the most recent 7.1 very aggressive and destructive earthquake which to date has claimed almost 300 lives, more than 2,000 injured people, and collapsed more than 45 buildings, and structurally damaged many more which will have to be demolished. Casualties are increasing and rescue efforts are being carried about 24/7 trying to find more people with lives under the rubble in many cities. Belglobe in Mexico has been assisting in any way we can since this past Tuesday hands on at the disaster sites, and seeing the dimension and magnitude of this trajedy as of today we are organizing an international fund collection in order to assist the affected families reconstruct their lives. For this purpose we have opened a bank account In Switzerland where all donations will be received, and next week all amounts collected will be transferred to 3 important charity funds who are working in this same direction. We have spoken to these charity funds who know they will be receiving this assistance from all of us, and in exchange, after having received and applied the funds for the disaster recovery, they will individually prepare a complete report showing how and where the funds were utilized. All donators will receive a copy of these reports and donation results. Please join this important initiative.
The withdrawals of the funds will be done by myself, Stefan Zangger, through my company's (Belglobe LLC) bank account. I will personally make sure that the funds get to their foreseen destinations
This is our last update on our Mexico Earthquake Victims campaign. All of the raised funds have been transferred to Mexico. Thanks to all of you we raised a total amount of CHF 9115.00!! Thanks a lot to all of you who have helped us to collect this important amount of money!
As already mentioned before, we have supported mainly 2 projects with our fundraising : 1) we bought Katadyn water filters and sent them to Chiapas, in the most needed areas and installed them mainly at school but also at public community places in order to give this people access to 100% safe potable water. 2) the other half of the raised amount we donated to CADENA ( www.cadena.org) a highly efficient organisation who bought shelters for us and handed them over to the most needed population, also mainly in Chiapas whose homes were totally destroyed during the heavy earthquake in September.
Thank you very much to all of you who made this possible!
We wish you and your families all the best and a peaceful Christmas time.
Mike, Pascal and Stefan
This is the ending of 2 weeks of fundraising for the Mexico Earthquake Victims. We have spend the first sum of CHF 4150.00 for buying 25 of Katadyn waterfilters. Fotos of handing them over in Chiapas area will follow very soon. again, thank you very much to all the donors!
However, we have NOT finished our fundraising campaign! Please go on helping us, even if only with a minimum amount to realize and to help the most needed people in those areas of Mexico where help is hardly arriving. There are thousands and thousands who have lost their homes and they are litterally sleeping outside in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Morelos rural areas.
We have therefore decided to donate a second part of the fundraising to give to CADENA - see https://cadena.ngo/ - we will buy shelters and they will distribute them to the affected areas directly. Each of these shelters consist of one tent, five folding beds, matresses, a complete kitchen kid and a waterfilter. Each shelter set has a cost of 15,000 mexican pesos and give a great relief to the most needed families and help them to slowly get back to normal life.
In latest one more week, we hope to get another 5000 francs together, so we will have a total of aprox. 15,000 swiss francs together. Over 4000 francs have just been spend in the 25 Katadyn waterfilters and we hope to get a another remarkable sum together in order to be able to buy as many shelters as possible!
Thank you very much to all of you who already have helped and to all of you who still are going to help our campaign.
Mike, Pascal and Stefan
we are happy to communicate the results of our first acomplished week of fundraising for MEXICO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS. We have been surprised by the huge support and interest in our campaign! Thank you very much to all of you who have been supporting us by your donation but also to all of you who have shared our campaign on social media and helped to spread our campaign widely. THANKS A LOT !!!
So far, after week 1 of fundraising we have been able to collect a total amount of CHF 8035.00 !!! thanks to all of you who helpd us with your donations!!!
Special thanks also to Leslie Taylor from WWPC and to Dan March from WCA World for their very generous donations.
No matter the amount, every single dollar or franc counts on this campaign, no matter how much you are willing or able to donate.
What's next : We have signed a contract with the mexican distributor of Katadyn waterfilters - Bioderivados Mexico / Gerardo Mateos to buy the first 25 items of the Katadyn ceradyn waterfilters. Gerardo gave us the filters at cost. Thanks very much also to you Gerardo for your support and help in distributing the waterfilters to the needed areas in Chiapas. The filters are paid directly from our donation account to Bioderivados Mexico.
Pictures from the waterfilters upon distribution in Chiapas will follow as soon as possible.
We are now starting week 2 of our fundraising campaign for MEXICO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS and hope that all of you will continue helping us. Please tell all your friends, familiy and business colleagues and partners of our campaign. We want to continue at least another week or two with our fundraising campaign. Please spread our campaign on social media, no matter if on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The important thing is that is it spreaded widely. Here you find again the link to our campaign for distribution :
Again, thank you very much and best regards,
Your Belglobe fundraising team
Mike, Pascal and Stefan
Following are the currently evaluated options for allocation of the raised funds :
1/Comité de Ayuda a Desastres y Emergencias Nacionales1/Fundacion CADENA ( www.cadena.ngo)
This is a civil, very powerful and efficient fundraising organization. They have missions not only in Mexico but they have been supporting over 130 missions all over the world.
2/ ESI A.C. - Ecologia, Sustentabilidad e Innovacion :
this is a small and local help association that is active directly in a small village called Paredón in the state of Chiapas. This village has particularly been heavily affected by the earthquake of 8.2 points on Richter scale. The primary aim of this organisation is to help the local citizens with the most needed goods, such as medicines, food, water and helping the people reconstruct their houses. They work in cooperation together with the Universidad Politecnica de Chiapas (Politechnic University of Chiapas).
3/Construyendo : This is a private organization with the mission to recontruct homes and schools that have been destructed during the earthquakes. in the rural and most affected areas and communities.
Please consider for your donation to some of the above mentioned organizations. Once we have an exact amount of donations, we will comunicate to which one of the above organizations we will be able to donate what amount.
Thanks for your support !