A group of high school students laughing together, taking pictures and having a great time together in the media room. Who ever thought something bad would happen?
Packing up boxes with food, medication, clothes and shoes for the victims of the earthquake in Oaxaca and Chiapas in the country of Mexico, there I was with my team. We decided to hold a donation drive for the recent victims of the earthquake that happened this past 7th of September. In the end, out of a team of 13 people, me and my 4 friends stayed behind to wait for the pick up truck to come by to take all the boxes in.
Then, at exactly 1:14 pm, an earthquake hit us.
This took place on Tuesday, September 19th in the state of Morelos. I was in the city of Jojutla which is by far the most affected area in the state. It was a 7.1 earthquake that took down buildings and by disgrace, people.
The earthquake also affected Mexico City and Puebla, which are our neighbors here in Morelos and in the state, The cities of Jojutla, Zacatepec and rural areas around those two were also affected.
It was a very traumatic experience to see the sight of destruction and chaos everywhere. The streets where I once walked through that were filled with laughter, voices, music and traffic are now filled with pain, sadness and silence.
But slowly things are coming together again. It is amazing to see many people of all ages helping all of those who have lost it all. See soldiers, rescue teams, polices forces and more doing their best efforts. Solidarity and love is spreading out everywhere, from nations that are far to communities that are close by.
Today’s daily prompt is mighty, which is a word that can be used to express the power that is being given right now to help out as much as possible.
If you have the possibilities, please donate to the following organizations in order to help my community who have lost it all: homes, belongings, and loved ones.
You can also visit their Facebook pages.
If you are in the affected areas of Mexico, please get to safe areas and stay away from damaged buildings as they are still at danger of collapsing and if you can and have the possibilities, please go help out at shelters or volunteer at the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja Mexicana).
Any type of donation will be highly appreciated by many people. Thankfully, my area was not affected, and my home is intact, but areas around me were and it is very sad for me to see such disgrace.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or leave your questions down in the comments.
Please show your support if you have the possibility to do so.
I hope that none of you ever have to go through such a devastating disaster. Stay safe and remember that life is the most precious gift you could ever have.