Humanitarian Aid Point

On 19 September 2017, a devastating earthquake hit Mexico. More than 20,000 structures collapsed, including small businesses, buildings and houses. The Cuernavaca Hub opened a collection center to distribute more than 300 tons of humanitarian aid, including food, construction tools, clothing and building materials to 20 communities in Morelos, thanks to the help of 300 volunteers over 3 weeks. The project benefited from the support of companies including Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican company, that donated the use of 18 trucks and their drivers, helping to distribute aid to around 18,000 families.

The Cuernavaca Hub closely collaborated with the Aguascalientes and Monterrey hubs to make community coordination points in order to provide humanitarian aid. This included organizing access routes, logistics and key information with the objective of stabilizing the emergency situation.

The Cuernavaca Hub has also developed an ongoing donation campaign #AHandForMexico, in which they raise money for the reconstruction of homes and other spaces. The campaign was greatly promoted through television interviews and other digital media announcements. Multiple hubs from Mexico helped promote this campaign, which led to the collection of 850 thousand Mexican pesos.

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