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How You Can Help Victims of the Mexico Earthquakes

Some of the many fundraisers being held soon for victims of the tragedies.  

Volunteers and rescuers working at collapsed building at Colonia Roma, Mexico City


Bay Area residents are opening their arms to victims of two tragic earthquakes in Mexico this month, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19 and an 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca on Saturday, September 9. Here are some of the many ways that you can contribute to relief efforts.

On Saturday, September 23, a fundraiser will be held at the Galeria de la Raza in the Mission. The event will include a silent art auction, live music from Mario Esteva,DJ B from Queer Qumbia, and DJ Carnitas from Hard French; and poetry by Diana Flores. The event had been previously planned as a benefit for victims of the Oaxaca earthquake, but has been expanded to include those affected by the disaster in Mexico City.

On Sunday, September 24, Cala will be holding a fundraiser to benefit victims of the earthquake. From 11 am to 4 pm, a $100 direct donation at the door will get you an unlimited selection of tostadas, bottomless micheladas and margaritas, and a live performance by singer-songwriter Diana Gameros, born in Ciudad Juarez.

On Wednesday, September 27, Tacolicious will donate 100 percent of its profits to relief efforts through UNICEF Mexico. “Some of our employees have family in the areas that were affected,” said Tacolicious co-owner Sara Deseran, “We want to do all we can to support."

For those who would like to give directly, the Red Cross and UNICEF are among several aid organizations taking donations on their websites.


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