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Wed Sep 20, 2017, 12:32 PM

You can help Mexico after the latest deadly earthquake

A devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people.

With power and phone lines down, people are having trouble getting in touch with loved ones. To make matters more stressful, the country was already recovering from an earthquake that hit less than two weeks ago.

SEE ALSO: Horrific videos capture terror of Mexico's latest earthquake

Instead of feeling hopeless in the face of the destruction, here's how you can help earthquake victims.

Donate what you can

Organizations like UNICEF Mexico are looking for monetary donations.

There's a big need for clothes, water, and food. Giving to places like the Red Cross Mexico, Oxfam Mexico, and Save the Children Mexico is a way to get resources flowing. Smaller nonprofits like Project Paz are also collecting donations for earthquake relief.

A rescue brigade, Topos Mexico, was huge part of efforts back in 1985 and is hard at work with the latest earthquakes and taking donations.

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Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #1

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Wed Sep 20, 2017, 06:15 PM

1. Oxfam Mexico sounds like a good organization. Here's their website:


and Oxfam International's Wikipedia:

Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty. Oxfam was founded at 17 Broad Street in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief by a group of Quakers, social activists, and Oxford academics; this is now Oxfam Great Britain, still based in Oxford. It was one of several local committees formed in support of the National Famine Relief Committee. Their mission was to persuade the British government to allow food relief through the Allied blockade for the starving citizens of occupied Greece. The first overseas Oxfam was founded in Canada in 1963. The organization changed its name to its telegraphic address, OXFAM, in 1965.


Plaque commemorating first meeting of Oxfam in the Old Library, the University Church, Oxford.
The original Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was a group of concerned citizens including Doctor Henry Gillett (a prominent local Quaker), Canon Theodore Richard Milford, Professor Gilbert Murray and his wife Lady Mary, Cecil Jackson-Cole and Sir Alan Pim. The Committee met in the Old Library of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, for the first time in 1942, and its aim was to relieve famine in Greece caused by Nazi Germany military occupation and Allied naval blockades. By 1960, it was a major international non-governmental aid organization.[citation needed]
The name Oxfam comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in Britain in 1942 and registered in accordance with UK law in 1943. Oxfam International was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations. Their aim was to work together for greater impact on the international stage to reduce poverty and injustice. Stichting Oxfam International registered as a non-profit foundation at The Hague, Netherlands.

Oxfam's first paid employee was Joe Mitty, who began working at the Oxfam shop on Broad Street, Oxford on 9 November 1949. Engaged to manage the accounts and distribute donated clothing, he originated the policy of selling anything which people were willing to donate, and developed the shop into a national chain.[1][2]

Mission and values[edit]

"Make Trade Fair Campaign" parade organized by Oxfam during the 2005 WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference.
Oxfam's programmes address the structural causes of poverty and related injustice and work primarily through local accountable organizations, seeking to enhance their effectiveness. Oxfam's stated goal is to help people directly when local capacity is insufficient or inappropriate for Oxfam's purposes, and to assist in the development of structures which directly benefit people facing the realities of poverty and injustice.[citation needed]


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