Disaster-relief donation centers open in Merida through Wednesday Sept. 13

On Monday September 11 were received donations at the bici-ruta (Photo: Diario de Yucatan)

MERIDA — The humanitarian aid centers collect donations for victims of three states affected by Hurricane “Lidia” that struck Baja California Sur the first day of this month; and for Oaxaca and Chiapas that were devastated by last Thursday’s earthquake.

The state DIF (Family Welfare Department) and the local delegation of the Mexican Red Cross receive the support for both, those affected by the hurricane and those by the earthquake.

The Merida DIF focused its call to help on those affected by the earthquake.

The City Council reported that Meridanos showed a good response to the call for humanitarian aid for the victims of Chiapas and Oaxaca. From the early hours of Monday September 11, several families went to the offices of the DIF and the Municipal Palace to bring medicines and non-perishable food, in response to the call that was made through social networks.

On Monday September 11 were received donations at the bici-ruta (Photo: Diario de Yucatan)

The collection is headed by the director of the Municipal DIF, Professor Loreto Trujillo Villanueva, who installed several collection points that will be enabled until September 13 in the Municipal Palace and in the central offices of the DIF on 64th Street between 65 and 67 in Centro, from 9 am to 7 pm.

Another municipal collection center is in the subdirección of Health, in 50 Street between 29 and 31 of the Colony Pacabtún.

On Monday, donations were received on the Bici-Ruta and in the park of Kalia, and in this last point there was greater contribution of diverse articles and nonperishable foods. Up to noon, people had contributed just over 200 kilograms of the articles requested.

The products that are received are bottled water, non-perishable foods, disposable diapers, medicines, clothes and blankets in good condition.

For its part, the DIF Yucatan reported that the collection center that is at its headquarters also receives donations, but the contributions are slow. Although the agency received the notices that the schools gather the articles and this week they will take them.

From its opening and until yesterday, the DIF Yucatan had received less than a ton of products. The donations included flour Maseca, canned food, beans in grain, cookies, edible oil and other articles.

The Red Cross opened the bank account Bancomer 0190904996, Clabe 012 910 001 90 90 49 964. The institution has collection centers in Tabasco and Mexico City.

Source: yucatan.com.mx