CD. JUAREZ, Mexico - Days after a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico the Juarez Red Cross has received literally tons of food and aid as they collect goods to help those affected.
They still need help.
As donations arrive the volunteers take them and sort them by type, packing everything together and marking the bundles so they can be distributed efficiently to people struck by the earthquake.
The Juarez collections centers are stocked with cans, rice and beans, and organizers say help is still needed no matter where the aid comes from.
Once the emergency goods are piled up and packaged they'll be loaded onto trucks and delivered to central Mexico. More shipments will follow as donations keep being dropped off.
“We need cleaning supplies and especially personal hygiene products like diapers, sanitary pads, and baby wipes,” said Pamela Flores, who works with the Red Cross.
Even dog food is being accepted as the people of Juarez, El Paso and Las Cruces coining together to help victims recover.
“We’re going to be taking this to the people who need it most, those that are in crisis after this earthquake,” Flores said.
The first shipment is expected to head out Tuesday. The Juarez Red Cross will be collecting goods for the next two weeks.
Donations can be dropped off at San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso on SUnday until 11 pm or at NMSU’s International & Border Programs office at 1525 Stewart St Breland Hall 152.