With the support of 200 volunteers from the Mérida Nos Une Network of the City Council and the Red Cross, more than 11 tons of food were packed in the multipurpose field of the Universidad Modelo University that will be sent to the institution in Acapulco to carry out the delivery of Yucatecan humanitarian aid.
Accompanied by the director of the state DIF, María Teresa Boehm Calero, the state delegate of the Red Cross in Yucatán, Michelle Byrne de Rodríguez, gave the starting signal to the trailer provided by the Bepensa Foundation.
925 food kits, 240 liters of oil, as well as 622 packages of toilet paper, 118 baby diapers, and 650 sanitary napkins are sent.
“We thank all the authorities, companies, and civil society because we are a great team. We tell the donors that this trailer will be arriving in Acapulco, showing that we are all brothers,” highlighted the delegate.
Therapist Lucía Leyva Olea and her brother Rufino, volunteers from Acapulco, helped with the packaging and expressed their joy at the shipment.
“We arrived a month ago for work, we would only stay a week, but when we tried to return the hurricane hit and we couldn’t leave. We spent a week without communication with our family,” said Lucía Leyva.
“This help is a comfort to the hearts of the people of Guerrero. That’s why we don’t hesitate to come and help,” said the woman from Acapulco.
The Secretary of Citizen Participation, Marisol Puerto Acevedo, representing Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro, pointed out that it gives her great satisfaction to know that this synergy contributes a grain of sand to support the families of Guerrero. Also present at the starting signal were the director of Civil Protection, Enrique Alcocer Basto; the Head of Citizen Alliances and Red Mérida Nos Une, Paola Lago Domínguez, and the manager of Special Projects of the Bepensa Foundation, Nallely Camacho Martínez.