Thirty-two years ago, I helped with the rescue efforts after the fatal Sept. 19, 1985, earthquake here in Mexico City, mainly digging people out, doing emergency triage and administering tetanus shots.
Yesterday, on the anniversary of that terrible date, I was a rescuee.
My building in La Condesa collapsed and I was partially buried under the rubble, but thank God, managed to get out with just minor cuts and bruises.
La Condesa was a war zone, and many people were and still remain trapped.
The same is true for many other parts of the city.
I am now staying in a hotel.
The entire The News staff is diligently working to keep our readers abreast of what is happening.
In the meantime, most of our staff is working from home (well, those who have homes).
We are all here to serve our readers and the public in this time of national crisis.
Please feel free to reach out to us on our webpage or at our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all in this together, and we shall get through it together.
Mexico City is strong, and its people are even stronger.
Know that we at The News is here for you.
I personally want to thank all those who have reached out to me and offered help.
I truly appreciate it and it has been a pillar of support in this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers, along with those of the entire The News staff, are with the people of Mexico.
Stay strong, and God bless.
Thérèse Margolis can be reached at email@example.com or at 55-5102-7371.