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£249raised of £1,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £249 to Weʼve raised £13,194 to HELP the victims of the two earthquakes in Mexico #RiseMexico #FuerzaMéxico

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    Funded on Thursday, 23rd November 2017

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    México needs our help!

    In less than one month, two devastating earthquakes have caused more than 350 deaths so far. In Mexico City, scores of buildings were levelled, and countless others were badly damaged, leaving many people injured and homeless. In the countryside, entire towns were practically razed to the ground.

    There is extensive damage to homes, schools, offices, factories and infrastructure across Mexico City, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Tabasco. Unfortunately, this region includes some of the most impoverished areas in the country.

    Moreover, these events are full of meaning as they ironically coincided with the 32nd Anniversary of Mexico City’s 1985 earthquake, leaving many homes and buildings reduced to rubble again.

    Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, but the task will soon shift to providing relief to survivors and those left homeless, as well as to rebuild the damage.

    The US Geological Survey has estimated that the scale of the damages may be up to $10 billion US dollars (£7.3 billion pounds).

    The United Kingdom is the second largest destination for Mexicans studying abroad. We have come to study and conduct world-leading research at the world's best universities and have developed deep and lasting friendships with our UK brothers and sisters.

    Yet, it is so painful for us to watch as our homes, families and friends struggle, while we are so far away. Thus, Mexican students in the United Kingdom have joined efforts to launch a wide crowdfunding campaign that may provide some assistance from abroad. We now invite you, dear colleagues, friends, neighbours to help us #RaiseMexico.

    Who are we helping?

    #RaiseMexico is an initiative to raise funds and direct them to the greatest number of people, in a completely transparent way and as quickly as possible. We will support the organizations that have more reach, are most reliable and help the most affected and vulnerable communities.

    A percentage of the donations will go to the Disaster Fund of the Mexican Red Cross. One of the most respected and widely established charitable organisations in the country. Moreover, we will also support local organizations that will support reconstruction efforts.

    Organisers:

    Thank you for your help donating and spreading the word!

    #RiseMexico #FuerzaMéxico

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    We can always help even if we are so far away from home...

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    Sources of information: BBC, Channel 4, DW and El Pais

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    • Mexican Societies in the UK2 months ago
      Mexican Societies in the UK

      Mexican Societies in the UK

      2 months ago

      Massive thanks to all our supporters! and please keep an eye on our fundraising events, and continue donating to our campaing https://www.facebook.com/RiseMexicoUK/?fref=ts

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    • Mexican Societies in the UK2 months ago
      Mexican Societies in the UK

      Mexican Societies in the UK

      2 months ago

      Massive thanks to all the supporters of our campaign, we have raised £13,194 of our initial £10,000 target by 419 donations.

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    2 months ago

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    9

    • Samuel Casasola Zamora

      Samuel Casasola Zamora

      Nov 7, 2017

      Donation by people from West Mains Road from the University of Edinburgh, event: Tales with a Cause

      £136.60

    • Daniela Munoz

      Daniela Munoz

      Nov 4, 2017

      UCL- Money Box 7

      £3.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 1, 2017

    • Manu Savani

      Manu Savani

      Oct 31, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 27, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anika

      Anika

      Oct 27, 2017

    • May Chung

      May Chung

      Oct 26, 2017

      £10.00

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