Assignment 8 - Save the Children

2-Time GRAMMY Award Winner, Carlos Santana, Donates $100K To Mexico Earthquake Relief for Kids

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (November 8, 2017) - Last month, following multiple devastating earthquakes in Mexico, Mexican-native Carlos Santana announced he would be 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.

Santana revealed his donation via his Facebook page with a personal statement:

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. 

Love & respect,

Carlos Santana

The Milagro Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. Milagro works effortlessly to benefit underserved and vulnerable children around the world through grants to community based organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health and the arts. Currently the organization has helped make a difference in 36 states and 18 countries, giving over $7 million in grants.

In just two weeks, Mexico has endured three major earthquakes, measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, 7.1 and 6.1. The earthquakes and their aftershocks have resulted in over 300 deaths, 577 schools are destroyed, and almost 25,000 homes are completely gone. Currently, Save the Children is responding to the critical needs of children and families in Mexico City, Puebla, Morelos and Oaxaca.

Furthermore, Save the Children will aid in the recovery of educational infrastructure and housing reconstruction.

Save the Children has worked in 18 of Mexico's 32 states through programs such as education, nutrition, rapid response in emergencies, violence prevention and health and hygiene.