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Here is how to help Mexicans after earthquake

Death toll rises to 252

Police and rescue workers gather at Parque Mexico in the Condesa district the day after an earthquake on September 20, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images
Police and rescue workers gather at Parque Mexico in the Condesa district the day after an earthquake on September 20, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Rafael S. Fabres/Getty Images

MIAMI – As helmet workers scrambled to rescue survivors from under the remains of buildings in Mexico City, the Mexican Consulate in Miami released a statement thanking everyone in South Florida for their support.

They were also asking anyone interested in helping to donate to the Mexican Red Cross

"Donating online has the advantage that the help arrives immediately and can be channeled to the aras that need it most," Rosa Elena Perez, a consulate employee, said in an e-mail. 

Authorities prioritized the rescue effort Wednesday, but experts believe the earthquake will cause economic disruption to several central states and the capital. 

"Every minute counts to save lives," President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted after declaring three days of national mourning.

Perez said it only takes three steps to help: First visit the website, create an account and use a Paypal account to donate bu selecting "SISMO 19/09/17." The site will produce a receipt. 

 


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