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Earthquake in Mexico Relief

We will provide a list of resources and relief efforts as we become aware of them on this page. If there is information that you feel should be added to this page, please email sara.cook@uconn.edu. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Information about the Earthquake in Mexico

At least 61 people have died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the southern coast.

The magnitude 8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was registered off Mexico's southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) off the coast.
 
Source: CNN

Ways to support those affected by the earthquake

Direct Relief

International Community Foundation

GlobalGiving

Mexican Red Cross has been accepting direct donations online and has set up an Amazon Wish List for necessary items.

Fondo Unido México, part of the United Way network, has created an emergency fund to help the areas affected by the earthquakes as well as the recent series of hurricanes.

 

For additional information on charitable options as well as guidelines in giving, please visit the following sites: