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The System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), chaired by Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, acknowledged the solidarity of the people in Puerto Vallarta who donated items at area collection centers over the last 10-days to help victims of the earthquake that struck Oaxaca and Chiapas.
“Once again we show that we are people with great heart, we have collected more than three tons of relief supplies and food, that tomorrow will begin to be sent through Aeromar and Aeromexico, to whom we thank you for joining this cause to reach the communities that need it most in Chiapas and Oaxaca,” said the president of the DIF.
Companies like Medissim, Vallarta Adventures, Amerimed, Notaria Número 5, Club de Golf Vista Vallarta, Ciudades Hermanas de Puerto Vallarta – Highland Park; las instituciones del Servicio de Administración Sanitaria, 41° Zona Militar, VIII Zona Naval, Protección Civil y Bomberos, also helped in collection efforts.
Area hotels Barceló, Melía, Puerto de Luna, Crown, Royal Holiday, as well as the school campuses Campo Verde, Ameyali, Americano, Marina Vallarta, Ispaac, Fernández de Lizardi, Tepeyac, British, Niños Héroes, José Vasconcelos, Juana de Asbaje, Cuahutémoc, Jardín de Niños Leona Vicario, jardín de Niños Clemente Orozco and the preparatoria Ignacio Jacobo Magaña joined the cause as well.
... The collection centers are located in the central offices of DIF System, Paseo Las Palmas Avenue, neighborhood Barrio Santa Maria; municipal presidency; Municipal Administrative Unit (UMA); in the offices of the four municipal delegations (Las Palmas, Ixtapa, Las Juntas and Pitillal), as well as the Plaza Caracol shopping center (in front of the Soriana boxes).
It should be added that in the collection centers of the municipal presidency, System DIF, UMA and Plaza Caracol, are open from 08:00 to 19:00 hours and delegations from 08:00 to 16:00 hours.
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