UPDATED: Mexico Earthquake (Central and Southern) Relief Efforts and Links to Donate

UPDATED (as of Sept 22, 2017)

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, another powerful earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit the central area of Mexico, centered around Mexico City / Puebla area. More than 230 people have died including several children. Rescuers have been working around the clock to save lives. They have also been working with trained rescue dogs who are identifying those still trapped. It has been a massive effort with aid coming in from all parts of the world. 

->On the evening of September 7, a powerful 8.1 earthquake hit off the coast of Southern Mexico and killed at least 90 people, primarily in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Along with the death toll, the damage from the quake destroyed houses, businesses and more. 

We included a few links to the organizations in which we’ve donated or worked with before. Donations go toward basic necessities such as food, water, medicines, temporary shelter and long-term recovery assistance.

Thank you for any donation you can give to support those affected by this natural disaster in Mexico. 


1.Topos Rescue Brigade: http://www.topos.mx  and donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

Topos Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/toposmexico/
Topos Twitter page: https://twitter.com/topos

2. ICF Disaster Relief: https://donate.icfdn.org/npo/international-disaster-relief-mexico-city-puebla-morelos

3. Mexican Red Cross: www.cruzrojadonaciones.org or wish list purchases at www.amazon.com.mx

4. Como Ayudar: http://comoayudar.mx/

5. Facebook Earthquake Fund: https://www.facebook.com/donate/420576585005843/

6. HuffPost article with resourceful donation info: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.mx/entry/how-to-help-mexico-earthquake-victims_us_59c1e69ee4b087fdf5090354

7. Mexico-based company, Grupo AtomiCo asks for help in a time of national crisis. Utilizing its online e-commerce portal, Kichink, the group has created a new adjunct site which offers users three donation opportunities, in increments of $25, $50, and $100, to support the areas most affected by the disasters. 100 percent of all donations will be distributed to those in need, as there are no added commission fees, and Kichink itself will match 100% of the funds to assure the much-needed aid reaches those in need. To donate, please visit https://www.kichink.com/stores/kichink-relief

8. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (deploying at least two teams to search for survivors):

9. Direct Relief (supplying wellness, hygiene, critical medical supplies to shelters, survivors, clinics): https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/2017-mexico-earthquakes/

10. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/MEDICIENS SANS FRONTIERS (have medical staff residing in Mexico who are assessing most urgent needs for personnel, dispatching them to those locations):

11. Oxfam Mexico: www.oxfammexico.org/dona

12. Project Paz: https://epcf.org/mxquake

13. Save the Children: https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9535305/k.1139/Mexico_Earthquake_Childrens_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.aspwww.savethechildren.org

14. Santiago Garcia Galvan has quickly organized a website to connect Architects, Engineers and experienced volunteers to check people’s homes in Mexico City for structural damage. They launched yesterday and in 7 hours have already checked 200 homes (Santiago’s own home is now uninhabitable). They need people to be aware (both for Mexicans with damage to their homes to photograph them and experts to help assess) visit www.Salvatucasa.mx.


Mexico Earthquake via ICF

Mexico Earthquake via ICF

  1. International Community Foundation(ICF)

  2. Global Giving

  3.  Red Cross Mexico

  4. Unicef Mexico

UPDATED and also verified:

5. Rafa Rodriguez, el FIOB LA, y la Organización Regional de Oaxaca (ORO)
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/4ehgqy0

Norma Schafer of Oxacaca Cultural Navigator recommends the following two ways to donate which have been verified and go directly to the effort:

6. Francisco Toledo Foundation   Francisco Toledo’s Foundation IAGO (Instituto Artes Graficas de Oaxaca) 

7. Denise Lechner (anthropologist)who is working in the field https://www.paypal.me/deniselechner


If you have other reputable donations sites to recommend, please include the link in the comments section below and we will gladly update this growing list. We know there are a lot of natural disasters happening right now in the world, so we really appreciate anything you can give to our southern neighbors in need. Thank you!


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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 info@themexicoreport.com

16 comments for “UPDATED: Mexico Earthquake (Central and Southern) Relief Efforts and Links to Donate

  1. Mimi Applegate Elder
    2017-09-20 at 7:31 pm

    Suggest add:

    National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (deploying at least two teams to search for survivors):

    DIRECT RELIEF (supplying wellness/hygeine & critical medical supplies to shelters/survivors/clinics):

    DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/MEDICIENS SANS FRONTIERS (have medical staff residing in Mexico who are assessing most urgent needs for personnel, dispatching them to those locationd):

  2. Javier
    2017-09-20 at 12:51 pm

    please add “Topos” rescue team into the donations links.. donations need to be made vi Paypal. https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/About-Payments/Donation-Topos-Mexico/td-p/1315688

  3. Lydia
    2017-09-20 at 12:15 pm
  4. Robert Rojano
    2017-09-20 at 7:56 am

    Is this a legitimate sight? donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

  5. Angel Mora
    2017-09-20 at 1:45 am

    Topos Mexico, earthquake rescue team


  6. Marién Sánchez
    2017-09-19 at 11:49 pm

    Please add the civilian rescue brigade Topos de México to this list! The website is http://www.topos.red and the PayPal account for donations is donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org. Thank you!

  7. C
    2017-09-19 at 9:52 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/toposmexico/ Los Topos is the most important right now, they are doing most of the rescue of people trapped under debris

  8. Jahdi
    2017-09-19 at 9:21 pm

    You should include Topos México, it’s a rescue brigade that was founded in 1985 after the big earthquake that hit Mexico City. They help with organizing civilians in the removal of rubble and rescue of trapped people and animals. @topos on Twitter and their PayPal link is donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

    • 2017-09-22 at 6:09 am

      Added, thanks so much!

      • Mari
        2017-09-25 at 1:39 pm

        Officially topos don’t have any website or Facebook page as per local mexican news and people from Topos made a video stating those are fake accounts. ?. SO, BETTER TO DONATE @redcross or Gael Garcia Bernal’s

  9. 2017-09-19 at 7:57 pm

    The Topos de Tlatelolco rescue team; their site is currently down but all the information is in this tweet https://twitter.com/topos/status/908000616575680512

  10. M
    2017-09-19 at 6:36 pm

    Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco A.C. (topos.mx)

    Paypal: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

  11. Andrea
    2017-09-19 at 5:04 pm

    Add them: Topos. Rescue team created after 1985 earthquake donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org

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