Judy Peterson, through FANLAP, is helping the families in the colonias Marquez de León, Laguna Azul, Vista Hermosa and Villas de Guadalupe by collecting donations for the people who are suffering great losses because of Hurricane Odile. Especially hit were the families of the outlying neighborhoods who lived in houses built of wood and lamina, some made of tarpaper or cardboard.
For in-kind donations to FANLAP you may bring donations to Tailhunter International Sportfishing on the malecon. Or you may bring them to Marina de La Paz, and be sure to tell them it is for FANLAP. FANLAP serves children and adolescents in the area of Marquez de León, Laguna Azul, Vista Hermosa and Villas de Guadalupe and other colonias in the same area on the outskirts of la Paz.
You may make an online donation to FANLAP through International Community Foundation (ICF). To do so simply click http://icf-xchange.org/donateonline/index.php?webkey=losninosdelapaz
ICF is also collecting is also collecting donations to be used on immediate disaster relief and rebuilding efforts. They will partner with the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja) and their grantees (including FANLAP) throughout the region. Contributions may be made to the Baja California Disaster Relief Fund at the International Community Foundation.
State DIF (family development institute) located on the Highway to the North and Boulevard Colosio has a collection center for distribution to people in need in the whole state of BCS.
The Red Cross ( Cruz Roja) also accepts donations.
The following list includes (but is not limited to) some of the most important things needed for the families:
FOOD ITEMS: bottled water, boxed milk, rice, beans, sugar, salt, bullion, tomato sauce, tuna, flour, flour de maiz, other nonperishable items.
FOR HYGIENE: diapers for babies and adults, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, dish soap, laundry soap
CLOTHING: used clothing (adults, adolescents and children) should be clean and in good condition.
Also band aids, antiseptics, aspirin.
FANLAP is grateful to you for helping the children of La Paz and their families.