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Old 08-30-2017, 04:10 PM
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I just heard about the terrible earthquake! I hope you are okay! Be Safe!
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:09 PM
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I'm ok. Still really frightened because the whole city is stuck in traffic and I can't get home. My whole family is alive and my house is still standing, just some minor damage.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:46 PM
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So glad to hear you're safe.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:31 PM
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I've just arrived home. Everything is fine, I have electricity, running water and Internet, I'm really lucky nothing happened to me or my family. But it's really scary to see all the destruction this earthquake left in my city, only 2 weeks ago we had another massive earthquake and everything seemed fine. Thank you Optimist and Estación Seca for your concern.
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I'm happy to hear you are alright! I hope that there won't be any other earthquakes after this, there's already enough destruction....
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You are very lucky it seems, I too am happy you and your family are safe. The destruction is unbelievable, this is heartbreaking news. Please stay safe and give your family a hug.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:09 PM
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Thank you all for your kind words. It means a lot to me. If anyone would like to help, you could donate to:

Topos (a great mexican rescue brigade)
Twitter (via Paypal)

Save the Children
Mexico - Save the Children

Project Paz
Project Paz – Project Paz is NYC non-profit helping children thrive in their communities.

or Unicef Mexico/Red Cross Mexico
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I too am glad to hear that you're safe! My friend who was visiting (and is from Mexico City) flew home the day before the earthquake. Fortunately, his family and friends back home are ok, too.
The news has been heartbreaking. Thank you for linking to ways to help.
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I'm ok. Still really frightened because the whole city is stuck in traffic and I can't get home. My whole family is alive and my house is still standing, just some minor damage.
Marc, reading this my heart start pounding. .
I was in Mexico on Sept 19 1985 and since I am a nurse, went to help for a couple of weeks. I stayed 5 months working with Las Estrellas and El Topos.

.I went to the National Volunteers of Mexico and before I could even finish my info on a card, I was with a young RN of Mexico City were sent in an ambulance to Conalep and Hotel Regis. . My introduction to the aftermath was waiting with a woman who shortly was notified they had found her son in the collapsed floors of the school.
I even was asked to go atop a few days later to help identify the dead. After we finished at that site, weeks later, we moved to San Antonio Abad. the garment district had had mostly immigrants working there, It was the last site to be worked in the city.

With the crisis our world is in today, I just yesterday checked online the cases in Mexico City. I still have memories of many friends made there in that crisis where between 10 and 30,000 people died, many not identified and buried in mass graves.

I hope you are social distancing with the Covid-19 virus and you and your family and the whole of Mexico is safe and stay healthy. Be safe Please.

I love Mexico so much and wish I could come visit again like I did for 5 years, in and out, of your beautiful country.
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