Legendary Musician Carlos Santana to Help Children in Mexico Affected by Earthquakes
Following three recent devastating earthquakes in Mexico, legendary musician Carlos Santana today announced he is making a $100,000 donation through his Milagro Foundation to support Save the Children’s relief and recovery efforts to help children and families in his home country.
“Following three recent devastating earthquakes in Mexico, I am making a $100,000 donation through the Milagro Foundation to support Save the Children’s relief and recovery efforts to help children and families in Mexico. Our brothers and sisters in Mexico are in desperate need of our compassion, love and support at this time. I’m proud to make this donation through the Milagro Foundation to Save the Children, which is on the ground directly responding to children’s needs following the earthquakes. I encourage everyone to join me in helping our neighbors get back on their feet. Let’s come together as one to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families,” said Santana today on his Facebook page (insert link).
Following a third major earthquake in just over two weeks in Mexico, Save the Children is responding to the urgent needs of communities affected by the disasters in Mexico City, Puebla, Morelos and Oaxaca. Save the Children is opening children’s centers to provide emotional support through play and learning to help children deal with stress they have encountered. Save the Children is also rebuilding and repairing schools and homes across all four states.
One of the children affected by the earthquakes is Armando, who lives with his grandfather in Tepapayeca in Puebla state. Their home was reduced to rubble in the earthquake. He says, “I don’t feel too bad about losing my house. The most important thing is my family. It doesn’t matter if our house is destroyed or our furniture is gone. What matters is my family and that they’re ok.”