Support Earthquake Recovery Efforts

September 20, 2017

View of the Sun Pyramid. Photograph by Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have had a close working relationship with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) for over 30 years. Through this partnership, many important works of art, artifacts, and exhibitions have come to San Francisco, including the world premiere of Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire opening September 30 at the de Young.

Like you, we were devastated to learn that not one but two earthquakes have crippled the regions of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City in recent weeks. Our hearts are with our friends, colleagues, and others affected.

Our staff is directing contributions to Topos, a citizen brigade that supports rescue efforts for those trapped under collapsed buildings.

Want to help? Join us in supporting Topos or one of the organizations below.

  • La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a public research university, has opened several donation centers in Mexico City for locals to give medical supplies, tools, and food.
  • UNICEF Mexico is offering advice on how to help victims of the earthquake and information on how communities are rebuilding after the September 7 earthquake.
  • Red Cross Mexico is accepting donations of clothing, food, and hygiene products in addition to monetary donations.
  • Oxfam America aims to bring an end to global poverty and is currently accepting monetary donations to help the people of Mexico.

Prefer to keep your donation a bit closer to home? Below are organizations helping victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

  • GlobalGiving, the international crowd funding community, offers the opportunity to donate to relief efforts in response to natural disasters around the world and breaks down how your donation can help support communities in need.
  • Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency health supplies and support to local health centers affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
  • FEMA doesn’t take donations but does offer advice and guidelines for those returning to their homes, as well as for helping children cope with natural disasters.

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