The US Geological Survey has estimated that the scale of the damages may be up to $10 billion US dollars (£7.3 billion pounds). The United Kingdom is the second largest destination for Mexicans studying abroad. We have come to study and conduct world-leading research at the world’s best universities and have developed deep and lasting friendships with our UK brothers and sisters.
Yet, it is so painful for us to watch as our homes, families and friends struggle, while we are so far away. Thus, Mexican students in the United Kingdom have joined efforts to launch a wide crowdfunding campaign that may provide some assistance from abroad. We now invite you, dear colleagues, friends, neighbours to help us #RaiseMexico.
Who are we helping? Donations will go to the Disaster Fund of the Mexican Red Cross. One of the most respected and widely established charitable organisations in the country. Moreover, we will also support local organizations that will support reconstruction efforts in the most affected and vulnerable communities.