How to help Central Mexico

Rescue, volunteer and emergency aid organizations will need as many resources as possible after the magnitude 7.1. earthquake that struck Mexico City and surrounding communities on September 19. Organizations including UNICEF Mexico, the Mexican Red Cross and Brigada de Rescate Topos, a local disaster relief volunteer organization, are looking for monetary donations.

You can also donate to groups using crowdfunding sites, including Global Giving and GoFundMe, which has created a specific landing page for all verified Mexico donation pages. Actress Selma Hayek, who was born in Mexico, has also launched her own fundraising campaign for UNICEF to help the victims of the Mexico earthquakes.

Groups and locations that are accepting all types of donations include: Oxfam U.S. and Oxfam Mexico (money only), Save the Children MexicoLa Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoWorld VisionThe Salvation Army and Project Paz.

Nonprofits on the ground in Mexico City will need supplies, including water, batteries, medicine, food and canned goods. If you’re in central Mexico, you find a list of local donation collection centers here.