In solidarity with families affected by natural disasters, the Yucatan DIF (Family Welfare Agency) on Thursday September 14 sent the first seven tons of support to Tuxtla Gutierrez…
MERIDA — Sarita Blancarte Canto de Zapata, president of the DIF Yucatan, accompanied by Limber Sosa Lara, director of the same unit, Federal Deputy Francisco Torres Rivas, Beatriz Peralta Chacón, director of the House of Handicrafts and Lorenzo Poot Poot, owner of the company Turis Tetiz, who donated the transport for this support, gave the “green flag” for departure of the bus, which left from the offices of the state DIF in the Alemán colony, towards Chiapas.
Diverse foods, water, medicines, clothes, mattresses and blankets prevailed in this first transfer of donations from the Yucatecan community to the Chiapanecos.
Sosa Lara thanked the generosity of the society which he said responded immediately to the call of the DIF to strengthen and multiply the work that institutions do and thanks to which it is possible to send the first shipment of canned food, toiletries, baby products, cleaning tools, milk powder, rice, beans, clothes and blankets, among others.
The official said that at the moment there are already 35 tons, which will be sent in coming days in state vehicles.
The Collection Center will continue to receive goods such as canned food, water, personal hygiene items, baby products, cleaning tools, milk powder, rice, beans, blankets, clothing and medications, among others, until Monday Sept. 19, from 8 to 6 pm. The headquarters is the Central Office of the DIF, located on Miguel Alemán Avenue, in the Itzimná colony of Merida.
The collection center of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (Uady), located in its central building, informed that it is still in the reception process, and in parallel individual faculties are collecting articles, which later will be transfered to the center where they will be classified and packaged.
The Municipal DIF reported that they continued to collect donations to the people of Oaxaca who were affected by the earthquake and estimate that they have gathered about 20 tons at their reception points: Municipal Palace and Municipal DIF 64 between 65 and 67. This effort closed Friday at 5 p.m.
The Red Cross also has a collection point in its east building (Orthopedic Hospital) located at 65th street number 140, San José Vergel.
Grupo Megamedia’s collection gathered more than three tons of products, including water, canned food, instant soups and cookies, personal hygiene items such as soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, toilet paper, as well as cleaning supplies, clothes for various ages and medicines. What was collected was delivered to the Municipal DIF, whose trucks will leave next Monday for Oaxaca and the donations will be delivered through the association Social Screening of the Faith.
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