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A Call for Help from Mexico

70% of Tabasco, a state in southern Mexico, is under water.

Torrential rains over the past week—some of the worst in Mexico’s history—have caused devastating flooding, impacting more than one million people in Tabasco. The region is already submerged in water up to 2 metres deep and more rain is expected.

90% of the city of Villahermosa, the state capital, is under water.

Half a million people have fled their homes and are without food, drinking water and supplies needed to combat the growing threat of disease. A call has gone out for international assistance.

See for yourself…

TABASCO FLOODS on Utube

To help Tabasco…

Contact the RED CROSS.
Canadians wishing to help may give online at www.redcross.ca, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Mexico Floods” and mailed to Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.

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“In-kind donations of food, clothing and other items, while well intentioned, are not the best way to help those in need. There are tremendous processing and transportation costs involved in shipping these items to beneficiaries. Local purchases of food and clothing are more culturally appropriate and effective. Red Cross supplies can be purchased in the immediate area, thereby reducing transportation costs. Cash transfers to the affected region provide the optimum flexibility to our Red Cross colleagues so they can meet the most urgent needs.”