DENVER — The FOX31 Problem Solvers and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 have once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to help those affected by the latest disasters. People in the Caribbean are coping with Hurricane Maria while people in Mexico are dealing with the second major earthquake this month.
- Contribute to hurricane relief
- Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
- Text to give: STORM to 51555
- Contribute to Mexico earthquake relief
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that Mexico City caused massive damage to many structures in and around the capital and killed over 200 people, including 26 children who died when their school collapsed.
FOX31’s partner in relief efforts, The Salvation Army, is assisting communities most severely affected by that natural disaster as well.
The Salvation Army’s Irma Arellano Children’s Home in Mexico City was largely undamaged by the earthquake and has become a hub for The Salvation Army’s response.
Officers, staff and volunteers have all been involved in the immediate response, with some of the resident children actively participating in preparing sandwiches and other food packages for first responders, rescue teams and people who have had to leave their homes.
This latest emergency response comes as three teams of Salvation Army officers and volunteers are already assisting with emergency disaster responses after the Sept. 7 earthquake in Oaxaca and following the landfall of Hurricane Katia in Veracruz.
FOX31 teamed up with the Salvation Army to raise thousands of dollars for relief efforts to combat the devastation that surrounded the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Harvey.
If you would like to contribute to the current needs of affected Mexican residents, visit The Salvation Army website to make a donation.