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Vallarteneses Collect Supplies for Odile Victims in Baja

In support of those who were affected by Hurricane Odile in Baja California Sur, organizations in Puerto Vallarta have come together with Food Bank for Vallarta to organize a collection of food.

The head of the Food Bank, Oscar Pérez Flores, reported their are three collection centers in local kindergartens and donations can be made at the three Soriana supermarkets in Puerto Vallarta.

Non-perishable canned foods, preferably with easy to open lids (pull tops) and toiletries can be donated at Soriana. Donations will be picked up Saturday for shipping.

On Wednesday, the director of the Regional Schools of Puerto Vallarta, Armando Soltero Macías, reported that several campuses will serve as storage and distribution centers during collections. The University of Guadalajara will manage trailers delivering supplies to Mazatlan and then ferried to Baja California Sur.

Macias recalled last year a similar campaign was carried out to support victims in Jalisco, with remarkable success.

The Eagle Wings Foundation on Tuesday called upon “friends” and delivered over 1000 pounds of food on Wednesday.

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