One of the areas hardest hit by the 1st earthquake and latest aftershock (this past weekend) was the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (state of Oaxaca), specifically the village of Juchitan; we feel especially connected to the area as one of our staff members, Alejandro Gómez is from this village and his family was seriously impacted from the quake; his grandmother is unable to return to her home. We have raised money from our staff (JM matched every $$ raised 2×1) to deliver tarps and other supplies in dire need as these villagers are facing rains and cool nights with no homes. So far we have raised $45,000 mxn and are looking to raise more. This $$ was sent to one of our most trusted guides in the region who is organizing supplies and driving them from Huatulco to Juchitan.
Aid Through an Incredible Travel Experience
In addition, we are running a small group Journey Mexico Departure for Day of the Dead in Oaxaca (same state as the above mentioned affected region) and have 2 (out of 14) spaces open: Escorted Group Tours – Day of the Dead Tour in Oaxaca. We will donate 50% of the trip fee ($4,377 / person) for the remaining two spaces to the relief efforts too. We’d love to get these spaces filled and want to let you know about this opportunity to experience one of Mexico’s most remarkable celebrations while helping the relief efforts in the Isthmus.
If you’re interested in helping the Journey Mexico effort, we’re glad to accept donations; however, as we’re not a registered 501C3 Non-profit institution, we are unable to provide documentation that will allow them tax deductions for charitable giving or you can also give to http://comoayudar.mx/world.html.