The powerful earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday has killed more than 200 people, so far and unfortunately, more deaths are expected. Buildings collapsed across Mexico City, including a school where at least 30 students were believed to have been killed. Rescuers on Wednesday scrambled to dig out people trapped beneath rubble.
What you should Know Before You Donate
Before deciding where to donate your money, don’t be afraid to ask tough questions because, unfortunately there individuals who have no shame or integrity in times of disaster and will take advantage peoples worry about their fellow man in times like these.
The Charity Navigator website, which rates United States charitable organizations, is a good place to start when researching a nonprofit, as it does much of the legwork for you. It recently posted a list of reputable charities that are helping in Mexico.
Here is a list of local and international organizations that are providing aid and accepting donations.
Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization, has staff members in Mexico City and has pledged that 100 percent of its donations will go directly to relief efforts, which it says will include facilitating the delivery of medical supplies to affected areas.
Global Giving, a crowd funding organization, has pledged that all money donated to its earthquake fund will go to recovery and relief efforts.