Relief Organizations for Hurricane Patricia

Puerto Vallarta drop-off locations:
Several businesses are working together to collect non perishable donations, diapers, formula, blankets, and other items that you feel could be used by those in need. Donations can be dropped off at Act II, Boardwalk Realty, The Property Girl Rentals.

Bucerias drop-off locations:
Our team is currently working on the best plan of action. We are connecting with the DIF (National system for Integral Family Development) in Valle and we are planning on ‘adopting’ ONE town. We will be needing bedding, clothing, personal items, basic necessities. Once we have decided on the town we are adopting, we will inform everyone of where your donations will go to. YoYo Mo’s, JD Tours, and A Broken Art will be drop off locations for donations. The John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank and Humanitarian Aid will be providing food. However, we could use donations of water along with the other things listed above.

Making cash donations online internationally:
Making a donation online is the fastest and most efficient way to help those in need. Right now, the aid organizations are focusing their efforts on hard-hit Mexico. Consider these reputable non-profits with easy-to-use online donation forms as well as information about how to give via text.

• Americares is working with a local Mexican organization to “distribute pre-positioned relief supplies … to displaced families.” (Charity Navigator Ranking)

• Catholic Relief Services is planning a coordinated response with its partners. (Charity Navigator Ranking)

• Direct Relief says it “operates the world’s largest charitable hurricane preparedness program and keeps emergency modules preassembled and ready to send should a disaster strike.” (Charity Navigator Rating)

• Operation USA says it will deliver recovery aid to affected communities, and will call on long-standing partnerships in the country to facilitate its distribution. Text AID to 50555 to donate $10. (Charity Navigator Rating)

• Save the Children says it already has teams in the area ready to help children and families with emergency assistance. Text HURRICANE to 20222 to donate $25. (Charity Navigator Ranking)

• World Vision is on the scene with emergency supplies including blankets, tarpaulins, kitchen kits and bottled water. (Charity Navigator Ranking)

• Samaritan’s Purse is ready to deploy a team and supplies to affected areas. (Charity Navigator Ranking)

• The Salvation Army is collecting donations to help victims.

• UNICEF says it is ready “to support children in danger with emergency assistance.”

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