Many of you have asked about helping the Los Cabos community. Below are organizations and information about how you can help.
Thirst No More
This is a ministry we choose to partner with during natural disaster for relief aid. Craig Miller, founder of Thirst No More has agreed to help lead efforts in Cabo. There’s no one better for this type of work. He’s asked us to raise money to help put together PAKS (Primary Assistance Kits). These kits are designed to meet the very basic needs of people who have lost everything. PAKS are typically in some sort of plastic containers that can be used to store the items or also to store clean water. The contents include things like soap, wash cloths, towels, sandals, a toy, plates, forks, matches, a cooking pan, flash light with batteries, some food. We also like to give tools like tarps, saws, hammers, and nails that can be used to build temporary shelter. The standard price for a PAK is $50.00 USD and it includes everything in one PAK, as well as cost of getting it to the victims.
When you think of Cabo, most people are thinking of the beautiful resorts and scenery. What many of you don’t know, in the outskirts of Cabo, there are poverty stricken people that live in homemade shacks that they call home. Their “shacks/homes” have been demolished and there are literally thousands misplaced as we speak.
Please go to the Thirst No More website. On the bottom right hand corner you will see a “DONATE” tab, click on it. This will lead you to the next page where you will see a “CLICK HERE” tab underneath the big BLUE DONATE, click on CLICK HERE. Under the drop down tab, select “CABO RELIEF” all the way at the bottom of the list.
Every penny of your donation will go directly to our relief work in Cabo. Thank you for helping us with this effort. We need purification tablets donated as well. If you’re in the Houston area you can drop off at The Waters Church. http://iamthewaters.com/
Mexico Red Cross
Donations via paypal on the link above
Bisbee ‘s Cabo Relief
“We’re creating a call to action throughout the global sport-fishing family to help those who have suffered so much in this natural disaster,” Bisbee says. “We’re donating $250,000 in seed money to the Bisbee’s Cabo Relief Fund and ask our generous fellow anglers to help out by donating themselves. The money will be routed through the Rotary Club International’s Boulder City, Nevada Club to get where it’s needed the most. Please visit their site by clicking here for more information
Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association
Ruben Flores is a resident of Laguna Beach, and has another home in the San Jose del Cabo area. He is collecting donations mentioned to submit to a transport company in Tijuana, which will take supplies to Los Cabos. Items needed: flashlights with batteries, trash bags, dust masks, mosquito repellant, tarps, rope, saws, nails, hammers, tents, sleeping bags, water purification tables, used clothing/shoes, matches, candles, etc.
For monetary donations (NO CASH PLEASE) make checks payable to LBSCA (Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association). Please write Hurricane Odile 2014 in the Memo section of the check.
Laguna Nursery has kindly offered to accept supply donations and donation checks at their landmark nursery business site: Laguna Nursery 1370 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (HOURS: 8am-5pm 7 days a week)
Or you can mail checks to: LBSC P.O. Box 1011 Laguna Beach, CA 92652.
For more information contact: Fabiola Kinder, Laguna Beach San Jose del Cabo liaison
Casa Hogar is a local home for 41 boys ages 3-17 that will need funds to continue and re-build. The facility was severely damaged as the boys survived the hurricane overnight in a class room – however their most important treasure survived! This organization operates solely from private donations. Your gift provides for the needs of the boys including food, housing, transportation, education, medical and dental care and a loving staff the boys consider their family. You enable us to provide a happy and supportive home where every boy is assured a future by either returning to their family, through adoption or a post Casa Hogar education/work plan tailored to their needs.