Carlos Recovery After MX Earthquake

On Tuesday, September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico. The earthquake devastated Mexico City, with reports of at least 35 collapsed buildings and more than 250 lives lost

Fortunately, our friend Carlos Aguayo, who lives in the Reforma neighborhood of Mexico City, was unharmed in the disaster. When the earthquake hit, he managed to escape his apartment, down 11 floors and out into the streets as the earth shook and debris flew. 

While Carlos was unscathed, his apartment and all his belongings were destroyed. Right now he is sleeping on a friend's couch trying to make sense of the situation and figure out where to go and what to do. All he has left is his phone, wallet and the clothes on his back. 

We are requesting a small fraction of what it will cost to help get Carlos back on his feet. He will need to find temporary accommodation until his apartment is rebuilt, which is expected to take several months. His computer, which he uses for his home business, was irreparably damaged, so he is unable to work properly until he can afford to buy a new one. He will need to replace all his household goods, clothes and other items lost in the disaster. He doesn't even have a pillow left to call his own. 

Let's help our friend in need.

Any amount raised beyond the bare essentials for Carlos to get back on his feet will be donated to Cruz Roja Mexicana (Mexican Red Cross).

  • John Wales 
    • $20 
    • 50 mos
  • Darwin Tejeda 
    • $10 
    • 50 mos
  • dara hamidi 
    • $100 
    • 50 mos
  • Christoph Kremer 
    • $20 
    • 50 mos
  • David Coghlan  
    • $5 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christopher Gohlke 
Harrison, NJ
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