Hurricane Patricia Relief Efforts and How You Can Help

Hurricane Patricia, the largest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, made impact along Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Friday, October 23, in particular in the state of Colima, and in parts of Jalisco and Nayarit. Miraculously, the mountainous regions and thick jungles between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit shielded the majority of the storm and spared damage to these main tourist destinations.

However, smaller villages and pueblos in rural areas lacking proper infrastructure suffered flooding with overflowing rivers and mud slides. Although no deaths have been reported as a result of the hurricane, these surrounding areas have been affected.

Here’s how you can help:

ICFInternational Community Foundation, ICF, has set up relief efforts (as they did when Hurricane Odile hit Los Cabos) to aid those in need or those who were affected.

PCI Global has also set up relief to aid infrastructure efforts. Their Mexico Country Director and team is currently working with the Mexican Ministry of Health and will be partnering to provide equipment and supplies to support affected communities particularly in hard to reach isolated and rural areas.

Mexican Red Cross has set up disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Patricia, as well.

Oxfam has set up a recovery fund as well as AmeriCares.

DirectRelief is also assisting with recovery efforts in Mexico and Texas for those affected by Hurricane Patricia.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

3 comments for “Hurricane Patricia Relief Efforts and How You Can Help

  1. 2015-11-05 at 3:24 pm

    We’d like to invite residents, relatives, volunteers, NGO/non-profit staff and other interested parties to join us here to create community around Hurricane Patricia relief efforts.

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