If you are like many other immigrants from Mexico, when tragedy strikes back home, it can leave you feeling helpless and frustrated. It is only human nature to want to be able to help, but the question is often how. The answers are varied, but here are several different ways that you can send help when the next personal tragedy or catastrophe, such as a hurricane, affects your loved ones or fellow countrymen in Mexico.
If a loved one becomes ill, is injured or is affected by a natural catastrophe, your first instinct may be to hop on a plane or to drive home. However, that is often a bad idea, especially when it comes to large natural or man-made disasters for the following reasons:
So what can you do if you need to send assistance to loved ones in Mexico?
Natural and Man-made Disasters
It's very hard to watch the horrifying consequences of a natural or man-made disaster on television broadcasts and not want to help out. However, many relief organizations prefer that you don't travel to the affected area unless you have specific medical, rescue or other such important training, as you could become more of a hindrance than a help. Plus, you and any other "volunteers" could end up draining an already limited food and water supply.
So, instead of traveling to Mexico, consider providing financial and other assistance to survivors by these means:
Helping out after a personal or large-scale disaster is a noble act, but it is important to offer assistance in a manner that will truly be helpful to those who will need it most.Share
4 April 2016
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