Every tip helps those devastated by the Earthquake in Mexico.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surrounding areas including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7. Hundreds were killed. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed.
On Oct 13 our staff are donating their tips in support of our fundraising through Global Giving. JJ Bean will match these donations up to $4,000.
This fund will provide immediate relief to survivors: food, shelter, water, and medicine. In addition, it will support longer-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
Here’s a letter we’d like to share with you, from JJ Bean St. Clair manager Manuel Cuevas:
It means a lot JJ is doing this! I just wanted to thank you all for moving this cause forward.
My family and friends lost loved ones to this earthquake. My friend’s brother passed in the University’s building that collapsed. My aunt lost her home and insurance companies are going bankrupt because they can’t pay people back. So she ended up with nothing but her clothes. An elementary school fell taking the lives of 21 children a few blocks away from my childhood home. Seeing the neighbourhood I grew up in destroyed is one of the most heartbreaking things I have witnessed.
Friends of mine have been on the streets trying to rescue people from the fallen buildings & organizing shelters for everyone that lost their homes. I often repost their requests and they definitely need resources. Seeing how so many have come together to help is truly inspiring and there is no better way to honour people than showing compassion for those in need.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you all for this. Too bad I am too far to hug each one of you.
Together we can make a difference. Thank you for your support.