Mexico has been struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake; the second in just two weeks’ time. The latest caused major damage to Mexico City where 21 million people live. Since then, other small tremors have hit the city. Over 300 hundred people lost their lives and several are still missing. Highways and several buildings have been permanently damaged, leaving countless people homeless.
Over 100 members of our RSM family currently live in Mexico. We want them to know that they, and their loved ones, are in our thoughts. Juan Maldonado (alumnus MBA2017, RSM’s Alumni Relations Manager and Mexican) is reaching out to all members and the first responses show how grateful they are that RSM got in touch with them. The Mexican population still needs first aid kits and tools to clear debris, and they also need relief funds to start rebuilding. We ask our friends, classmates and colleagues to donate.
Blankets, flashlights and spades
The Mexican Red Cross are in great need of first aid kits, blankets, flashlights, batteries, spades, pikes, hammers and money to run their search and rescue operations. It will also be used towards the medical attention of hundreds of people and administered for rebuilding efforts. The donations of the RSM community are collected by the RSM Annual Fund and are tax deductible.
You can transfer your contribution through iDeal, PayPal, Visa or Mastercard – till 15 October 2017.