You Can Make a Difference

If you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, the following are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our communities in this time of need:

Aid to Families of Children with Cancer 
Let's do what we can to help these families in need so they can focus on the most important thing... getting their child the treatments they need and on the track towards being healthy. You can donate to help cover medicines, food and many of the other requirements for these families in these difficult times.
Donate at GoGetFunding

Food Bank for Ramblases, Buenos Aires & 5D 
We need donations to buy food in bulk. We can feed a family for 1 week for 10 USD - 100% of every donation is spent on food. Remember these neighborhoods are filled with all the people that make your vacations better, safer and more fun.
Donate Here

Help Us Feed the Families of Puerto Vallarta 
We are asking for help after months of trying to help alone. The funds raised will go solely to purchase food. The funds will be used each week on an ongoing basis as the needs continue or until the tourists come back.
Donate at GoFundMe

Human Connections Emergency Response Fund 
In light of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on Bahia de Banderas' tourism-based economy, we've established an Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to assist the Human Connections community. 100% of donations made to the ERF will be channeled into economic relief activities that directly support our partners' livelihoods.
Donate at HCERF

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Food Pantry 
Many folks and groups around town are working together to set up a FOOD PANTRY for any townsperson in need. One neighbor has counted at least 50 families that need help NOW. There will undoubtedly be more. We will use your contribution to buy provisions locally and distribute rice, beans, corn meal, garden seeds, and more. Your gift goes a long way!
Donate at GoFundMe

Puerto Vallarta Nightlife Relief Fund 
The purpose of the Puerto Vallarta Nightlife Relief Fund (PVNRF) is to provide financial assistance to workers in the nightlife industry as the current crisis continues. People in the PV nightlife literally live off their tips since the minimum wage is only 120 pesos ($4.91 USD) per day and with no stimulus controls or government assistance in sight, they need our help now more than ever.
Donate at GoGetFunding

SETAC Community Center
Puerto Vallarta's LGBT center, SETAC, is helping to support workers in the tourist-dependent city who are struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donate Here

Supplies for Families in Need Puerto Vallarta 
We're buying, assembling, and delivering basic household grocery packages, with healthy staple foods, fruits and vegetables, hygiene products, baby diapers, and masks to limit the possibility of spreading the virus. Your contribution of $20, $50, $100, or $200 US dollars will go 100% to purchase supplies being distributed.
Donate at GoFundMe

Vallarta Food Bank 
Our goal is to raise $100,000 USD in the next 6 months in order to provide for 3,000 families per week. It's a lot of work, but we have a strong support system with our donors and volunteers. Thank you so much for donating with Vallarta Food Bank.
Donate at GoFundMe

Coronavirus Related News & Updates

New Analysis Nearly Triples Mexico's Official Covid Death Toll Figures 
Mexico News Daily
Mexico's real Covid-19 death toll is almost triple the federal government's official total, according to a new analysis by a United States health research center. Read more...

Pfizer Exporting US-Made COVID-19 Vaccines to Mexico 
Carolyn Crist - WebMD
Pfizer Inc's shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico last week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States. Read more...

How Two Young Math Geeks Solved the Mystery of Mexico City's Covid-19 Dead 
Mary Beth Sheridan - Washington Post
Around the world, citizen sleuths have been scrambling to discover the pandemic's true toll. As fatalities have soared, they've upstaged governments that have been slow or unwilling to report the scale of the tragedy. In Mexico, calculating the fatalities has been particularly fraught. Read more...

Mexico Seeks U.S. Help to Increase COVID Vaccinations Along Border 
Mexico is ramping up requests for more COVID-19 shots from the United States, and in the coming days may ask for assistance vaccinating people along the countries' shared border, the Mexican government official in charge of vaccine diplomacy said. Read more...

About a Third of Mexicans Show Exposure to Coronavirus 
As many as one-third of Mexicans may have been exposed to the coronavirus by the end of 2020, according to a study of random blood samples taken between February and December. Read more...

Mexico Agrees to Produce Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine 
Mexico's top diplomat travelled to Moscow Sunday for talks to hammer out plans for Mexico to bottle Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine domestically following delays in shipments. Read more...

Mexican Migrant Deaths in the U.S. Have Surged During the Pandemic 
Kevin Sieff - The Washington Post
Thousands of Mexicans in the United States, most of them undocumented immigrants deemed "essential workers" by state labor departments, have died of covid-19. By one measure, the community's death rate soared by nearly 70 percent. Read more...

Riviera Nayarit Upgraded to "Green" in Mexico's Traffic Light System 
Ozgur Tore - ftnNEWS
Although Mexico is listed at the 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' list of U.S. State Department Travel Advisory, the Mexican state of Nayarit most recently upgraded to green in Mexico's "Traffic Light" COVID-19 monitoring system. Read more...

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