México D.F. 17 September, 2014.- The Mexican Red Cross has announced the opening of its donation collection centres in the states of Baja California, Sinaloa, Sonora, Nayarit, and Jalisco, as well as at Wal Mart department stores to help those affected in the state of Southern, Baja California, following the path of Hurricane Odile.
The Mexican Red Cross sent a first shipment of 2,000 food parcels to the city of Los Cabos to support those affected. There are around 500 volunteers working in the area who have come from the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Sonora, Nayarit as well as National Headquarters to help.
Additionally volunteers are working to complete damage evaluations in Southern Baja California and if necessary further donation collection centres will be open at Mexican Red Cross headquarters and in the rest of the states of the country in order to reinforce the humanitarian aid being delivered.
The members of the Mexican Red Cross participating in the response to support the civilian population are specialist in collapsed structures, damage evaluations, pre-hospital care, logistics support in shelters and collection centres. Mexican Red Cross is working closely with federal authorities, Civil Protection, the Governors Secretariat, the Mexican Marines and Army, to deliver the aid to the people affected as quickly as possible.
The above mentioned states that have opened donation collection centres in the Pacific zone of the country will be receiving the following articles: canned tuna and sardines, rice, beans, sugar, salt, coffee , noodle soup, lentils, canned vegetables, mayonnaise, cooking oil, cookies, powdered chocolate and powdered milk.
Mexican Red Cross will also be receiving cleaning articles such as soap, buckets, brushes, dusters, brooms, towels, detergent, and personal hygiene items among them, toilet paper, feminine towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, hand soap, shaving razors.
Mexican Red Cross calls on the civil society to help “our brothers in misfortune” from any part of the country through the bank account in Bancomer 0404040406 and through the Clave Interbancaria 1218000404040406-2. In this way ensure assistance for those who need it the most as quickly as possible.
Due to the presence of hurricane Polo in the state of Guerrero at least 120 volunteers are ready to act immediately should it be necessary. As of this moment minimal damages are reported and Mexican Red Cross is coordinating with state and local authorities.