News

Immediate and Urgent Request for Help

| Posted on: Sep. 13, 2017

On Thursday Sept 7, 2017, close to midnight, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the pacific coast of Mexico causing devastation in the state of Oaxaca. At the time of writing NBC News reported that over 90 people were killed in all of Mexico by the earthquake…71 of whom were in Oaxaca!

Email received from Just Us! good friend, Francisco Vanderhoff (at UCIRI) on Saturday Sept 9th:

“We survived! But not all. In my village we had only a few wounded, but no victims. In the next village Ixtepec and above all in Juchitan there are many victims and wounded. It was horrible, lasted so long and aftershocks continue, while I am writing now! We do not have much of info from the mountain villages, but there are some victims. My house is in shambles. The roof went down and the structure is bad. Let us stay in touch, pray for us and many greetings, Francisco”

Oaxaca has special significance for us at Just Us! as well as the St. Margaret’s Bay Community because members of this community have been supporting projects in small villages in Oaxaca for the past twelve years. An opportunity has been set up through our friend Harry Cook at the Parish of French Village.

There is an immediate need so we are appealing to anyone who would like to make a difference in someone’s life at a time when they need it most….to make a tax deductible donation to help the people in Oaxaca….as a way of playing our part in helping. 100% of all donations will go to directly benefit the people negatively affected by the earthquake and will be done under Fr. Vanderhoff’’s supervision.

Payments can be made payable to the “Parish of French Village” please indicate “Oaxaca Relief” as:

1) An Interac email transfer to:                   pfrenchvillage@gmail.com

2) or by cheque made payable to:             “Parish of French Village”

Mailing address:                                               C/O Harry Cook

16 Dauphinees Loop,

Glen Haven, NS  B3Z 2W7

In order to receive a tax receipt please be sure to include your name, telephone number, mailing address and email address.

On behalf of the people of Oaxaca we sincerely thank you in advance for your generosity.