SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping Hand for Relief and Development's (HHRD) Emergency Relief Team (ERT) is on location providing emergency relief to earthquake victims in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico City, Puebla, and Morelos following the two major earthquakes that hit Mexico in the span of two weeks. The emergency response team of HHRD has provided food packages and clean drinking water to 500 families in this initial phase. The team is continuing to assess the situation on the ground.
As the team has travelled to the most remote areas of the damaged states in Mexico, the gracious people in the indigenous areas have reported that no other relief organization has come to their aid.
After seeing the condition of some of the families the team made blankets and mattress distributions in areas where these basic necessities are not available.
After assessing the need, the emergency team made blankets and tarps distributions amongst 50 families. They also provided food to the rescue volunteers who has been working tirelessly for days trying to still find people buried under the rubble and debris.
HHRD is a registered non-profit in the region and has been conducting Seasonal and Emergency Relief projects in and around Chiapas. HHRD's immediately launched its Mexican Emergency Relief fund to help the victims of these catastrophic events.
The two earthquakes have taken the death toll to now over 400 people and steadily increasing as rescue operations continue throughout Mexico. 40 buildings collapsed and 4000 buildings are damaged.
Two earthquakes in 12 days have led the president to declare a national emergency and three days of mourning for those lost. Millions are without power and schools have been closed until further notice.
Emergency Relief Team of Helping Hand for Relief Development is continuing their work in the region. To donate please visit: www.hhrd.org/mexico
HHRD is one of the main charities helping earthquake victims in Mexico on the Charity Navigator List. Helping Hand for Relief and Development is a 4-star Charity Navigator and a member of Inter-Action.
HHRD is a global humanitarian organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disastrous situations all over the world regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class and religion. We also have partners ranging from small community support groups to national alliances along with our international networks.
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