Red Cross Update: Mexican Red Cross Responding to Flooding Storms

 

UPDATED 2013-09-24

20 of Mexico’s 32 states have damaged infrastructure due to the storms. More than 90 people are confirmed dead and many more are still missing.

Mexican Red Cross has distributed 350 tons of relief supplies

American Red Cross is providing an initial $150,000 for the Mexico floods, and is accepting contributions to support the Mexican Red Cross.

 

The Mexican Red Cross is responding around the clock to widespread flooding in the southern portion of their country. Over 7,200 volunteers are assisting those affected by Hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid last week.  The American Red Cross is in close contact with our counterparts at the Mexican Red Cross as they assess their needs.

At this time, American Red Cross Restoring Family Links cases are being accepted for the disaster affected areas. To locate immediate family members (parents, siblings, children, spouses, fiancées, grandparents or legal guardians only) who are not U.S. citizens, please contact the local American Red Cross chapter at 702-697-1711  to begin the Restoring Family Links process. The loved ones being sought should have been in regular contact with their relatives in the United States prior to the disaster. Inquiries concerning US citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747.

If you’d like to help those affected by the recent storms in Mexico, you can write a check with “Mexico” in the memo line and send it to the American Red Cross office at 1771 E. Flamingo Rd. Ste 206-B Las Vegas NV 89119. You can also visit www.cruzrohaamericana.org or www.RedCross.org/Mexico . You may also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text ‘MEXICO’ to 90999 from US based cell carriers.

Texting 90999 will NOT work from Mexico-based cell carriers. Residents of Mexico should visit www.cruzrohamexicana.org.mx for more information on how to donate.

For more information about the Mexican Red Cross response to the recent storms please visit their website at http://www.cruzrojamexicana.org.mx

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