We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for visiting our page. If you are here, its because you've already heard about some of the relief efforts we are working towards.
When our parents visited towns like Asunción Ixtaltepec after the 8.1 quake in Oaxaca, their hearts fell to the floor. A man who was laying under a tree, with the image of his home destroyed before his eyes, told my mom "I am going to die, here under this tree. My home, everything I have ever worked for, its gone. In a month, everyone would have forgotten about us"
We find ourselves in a very blessed position of being able to help entire communities of people that have lost absolutely everything. We have been part of several immediate relief efforts, donating through various organizations, like many of you have. But we also understand that on-going action is going to be necessary in the months to come.
With so many immediate relief efforts, our attention shifted to a longer lasting need - the need for basic shelter. Our family members will be in Oaxaca personally to break ground on a provisional housing project that will hopefully bring much needed shelter for communities in need.
We will be posting all expenses and donations received on the website:
We will be making this entire journey with you public through our site, you will know exactly where your money is going and who is helping.
To start, our family will personally match the first $5,000 raised through this link. No travel nor managerial expenses will be made from these donations.
Again, all expenses will be made public through PorOaxaca.org
To follow our journey, please follow any of our IG accounts: