MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Red Cross continues its rescue efforts and treatment of those wounded by the 7.1. magnitued earthquake that hit the country’s central region Tuesday afternoon, killing over 200 people. Polanco Hospital received 43 persons, three of them severely damaged.
The country’s Red Cross deployed over 140 ambulances and 30 rescue units, as well as 1,500 of its members, to join the rescue efforts and provide medical assistance to the states of Hidalgo, Querétaro, Jalisco, Guanajuato, State of Mexico and Mexico City.
The Red Cross also made a general call for help, asking for monetary donations that will be put into resources to aid hospitalized victims. Donations can be made to either the Bancomer account 0404040406 or the Multiva account 4444 Cable: 132180000000044443.
If you prefer to help in some other way, you can take any of the following items to the Mexican Red Cross Hospital:
- disposable gloves
- intravenous catheters (sizes 14, 16, 18, 20, 22)
- syringes (5 ml and 10 ml)
- surgical masks
- oxygenated water
- bandages (10 cm)
- adhesive fabric
- surgical gloves (6 1/2; 7; 7 1/2; 8)
- surgical packs
- surgical scrub brushes
- surgical tape
Red Cross is also providing a Contact Re-establishment Program to help people contact their loved ones. If you haven’t been able to reach friends, family or colleagues, dial 1084-45-17 or 1084-47-95. You can also walk to any of the search tables at the Red Cross Helipad and make a search request.