Mexico Sismo /Hurricanes 2017 Funds

$2,080 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 23 months

California Latino Medical Association Active Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) Organization
Organized in 1999 in Los Angeles California
Funds needed for:

Mexico City Sismo /Eathquake 2017 
Tragic Earthquake in Oaxaca and now in Mexico City exposes the continued need to coordinate medical supplies and response of Health Services. The extent of damage is yet to be fully appreciated.  Mexico requesting Medical Supplies. 

Hurricane Maria 2017
Category 5 Hurricane its Puerto Rico and early response is beginning.

Hurricare Irma 2017
Hurricane Category 4 hits Florida Keys and Western Florida and Emergency Response Continues. 

CaLMA aims to assist local Texan affiliated medical groups and independent native organizations to care for the anticipated healthcare needs , medical services in underserved communities, infectious disease prevention and providing safe and adequate food and water supplies for continued wellness of all residents in Texas. We will needs funds as soon as possible to arrange an adequately funded CaLMA activities to assure goals are met.  

California Latino Medical Association ( www.calma.org) is proud to advocate our Medical Association with an urgent request for Humanitarian Support Funding for the recent Hurricanes and recent Earthquake Disasters in Mexico. California Medical Association will uniquely engage and fund appropriate urgent responses for any emergent / urgent medical and humanitarian needs of "Texans and Tejanos" in the coming months.  With the continued battering of weather in the Carribean and recent CaLMA is an Active Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) Organization and you can feel confident in our unique funding response will help all residents of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. We are requesting this level of funding to appropriately respond with adequate funding utilizing medical resources. We will engage in all interested Healthcare Partners to multiply our response with your gracious help. Historical considerations to involve cultural sensitive care with the amazing American Charitable Consciense will succeed in making lives easier. 

Founder History:
He was the Founder and President En Memorium for CaLMA (California Latino Medical Association) in 1999 prior to his death. www.calma.org 

Dr. Juan Villagomez was born on March 24, 1958 in Willits, California. The eldest of seven children to Jesus and Amelia Villagomez, both from Guanajuato, Mexico, he was raised in Geyserville, California, a small community in northern Sonoma County. Dr. Villagomez graduated from Cardinal Newman High School and was recognized as the 1976 Most Outstanding Latino High School Student in Sonoma County. 

Dr. Villagomez attended the University of Santa Clara where he received his B.S. Degree. He received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1984 from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. From 1984-1987, he trained at Santa Monica Hospital Family Residency, which included training at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr Villagomez was active in the community as a Clinical Faculty at UCLA Department of Family Practice and Regent of Mt. Saint Mary's College. He was on the board of directors of several nonprofit, community organizations including the National Council of Christians and Jews - Santa Monica Chapter, Santa Monica College Associates, Venice Family Clinic and WISE-Westside Independent Services for the elderly. Dr. Villagomez enjoyed teaching and served as a preceptor and mentor for numerous medical students at UCLA. He helped provide behavioral health services to the community after the Northridge earthquake through SANA Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Juan Villagomez had a busy Family Medicine Clinic and Urgent Care. Dr. Juan Villagomez's medical practice included inpatient care at Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, and Santa Monica Hospital.

In 1996, Physician Juan Villagomez rode in the 3 California AIDS Rides, inspired by the valor of a number of his AIDS patients, many of whom he met while attending medical school at UC San Francisco from 1980-1984.

Dr. Juan Villagomez was honored with the Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Christians and Jews.  Juan Villagomez M.D. was recognized as a true Humanitarian with the Holy Cross "Por Ecclesia y Pontifice" Award for Layman in the Catholic Church in 1999 for distinguished service to the church. This is an award from the Roman Catholic Church or originally established by Leo XIII during 1888. This is currently the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the papacy. Juan Villagomez M.D. was very honored to receive such an award, and only reinforced his faith and spiritual well-being prior to his death.

Dr. Juan Villagomez, a well-loved family practice physician whose three-year struggle with stomach cancer touched people from his West Los Angeles community all the way to the Vatican, died in 1999. He was 41. 

CaLMA hopes to develop ideal humanitarian programs we need today from California to Help Mexico, Texas, Florida y Puerto Rico. Please Help and Donate Now! 

Jose Villagomez MD Treasurer of CaLMA
+ Read More
This is general request to assist in raising funds to our organization to coordinate unique medical responses to these numerous natural disasters that call on all of us to help in small ways to make a positive difference.

We see the disasters overwelming local responses that will require expanded assistance through other Non-Profit Organizations.
+ Read More
Its time to relax for a Holiday weekend I ask you take 30 min to consider emergency pack setup of items you need saved if you lost everything but have 5 min to get out.
Please give to this cause. Make this cause possible to succeed!
+ Read More
I'm an Emergency Medicine Physician in California and Member of CaLMA seeking private donations to add to the outreach in Texas.
+ Read More
I am thankful that people are donating so much to established organizations like Red Cross. that needs immediate assistance. This is an opportunity to assist another cause that can uniquely address issues that may affect isolated healthcare needs of Texans and Tejanos. CaLMA can nurture statewide cooperation with Texas groups to facilitate common causes it future endeavors.

Thank You to our New Donor
Lou Acosta MD
Hector Flores MD
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$2,080 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 23 months
Funds raised will benefit:
California Latino Medical Association Inc
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Los Angeles, CA
EIN: 954799497
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Juan Montes
22 months ago
22 months ago
Melvin Stone
22 months ago
Treves Baker
22 months ago
Elizabeth Cervantes
22 months ago
Brett Alexander
22 months ago
Jose Hernandez
22 months ago
22 months ago
Lisa Nieto
22 months ago
George Nieto
22 months ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.