Pinche Relief Fund 4 MEX Earthquake

All - we are raising funds to support the earthquake that occurred on September 19th in Mexico City. Two of my employees have lost their homes. Buildings continue to collapse and relief efforts are ongoing. There's a lot of places to donate to, but we are asking for your help to directly help those around us that are in need. 

Our focus has changed a bit as the needs have changed. There are communities really close to the epicenter such as Atlixco and Jojutla that have not gotten the attention it needs.


1. The Pinche Relief Fund has raised over $15,000 to build temporary shelter for people in the mountain towns of Puebla and Morelos. Each home cost $3,500 and we've been able to take the money and put it STRAIGHT to the people that need it the most.

People are sleeping in the woods under terrible conditions, so your help will give us the funding needed to build more shelters. 

2. We are using Pinche Gringo BBQ as a center to collect necessary items and delivering these goods to these communities. On Thursday (9/20) we delivered three truckloads of goods to these poor communities. 

Your support will help in these efforts and providing assistance DIRECTLY to these communities without any administrative costs, etc. 

We will use some of the raised money as well to assist two employees that lost their homes in collapses (see photos).

**********************ORIGINAL ASK********************

We have a goal to raise $100,000 MXN (about $6,000 US) for the following: 

1. Food, clothing, and supplies for our two employees that are in need. 

2. Supplies, water, etc. that we are delivering to different help centers from Pinche Gringo and having free meals for people at the restaurant. We are also making food and serving it from our budget, but your help can be valuable as well. 

3. To donate to Los Topos. This is a nonprofit organization that supports and trains rescuers in the rubble. TOPO means mole, and they are recruiting skinny and short people to be able to go through the rubble and pull out survivors. The time is NOW we need to support them and we need your help. 

Not paying administrative costs, we will channel your donations directly to people in need. Please support. We need it.

********** ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN ***************

I am the co-owner of Pinche Gringo BBQ and I reside in Mexico City. I am from New York. 

We are directly affected by the earthquake as well as our employees, friends, and families. 

The funds will be spent on the above

We will withdraw the funds and transfer it directly to accounts that will help these towns.
  • Cara Volpe 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Javier De Pablos Velez 
    • $60 
    • 49 mos
  • Valerie Ireson 
    • $98 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10,000 
    • 50 mos
  • Solomon Rotstein 
    • $1,000 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer

Dan DeFossey 
Organizer
Port Orange, FL
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