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Earthquake rattles buildings in Palo Alto's sister city, Oaxaca

Original post made on Sep 8, 2017

The 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's southwestern coast Thursday night has caused some building damage to Palo Alto's sister city, Oaxaca, though early reports indicate that the havoc was more extensive in the nearby isthmus region.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:45 AM

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Posted by Time to help
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm

NYTimes report this evening: "In Oaxaca State, at least 45 people were killed, including the 36 in here in Juchitán, a provincial city of 100,000. 'A total disaster,' the mayor, Gloria Sánchez López, declared in a telephone interview in which she appealed for help. 'Don’t leave us alone.'" ... Oaxaca State is not the city of Oaxaca to be sure, but it seems to me this "Sister City" status offers a great opportunity for a Palo Alto drive to help... Working through Oaxaca to find out what is most needed, and through contacts there makes it more likely that donated funds will be used wisely and in areas of great need... what do you say, Palo Alto?

Posted by Bob Wenzlau
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Bob Wenzlau is a registered user.

As we know the State of Oaxaca suffered a disaster as a consequence of Thursday's earthquake; an earthquake that occurred at a time when other disasters are occurring. Given Neighbors Abroad standing in Oaxaca, we have started to accept monies to be used toward supporting the recovery.

Web Link

This is Network for Good, and please designate "Oaxaca Earthquake Relief" into the memo.

For those that use Facebook, I have been sharing videos that capture the impact - Web Link - and will mount the effort there to raise monies. Some encouragement came as ABC News will feature Palo Alto and our engagement with Oaxaca. It would be honorable to say we have a program of support.

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