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

COVID Roundup: Numbers Continue to Show Decreasing Rates of New Infections 
Mexico News Daily
The average for newly diagnosed cases has been going down over the last 12 days, but "local trends remain worrisome," one health director said. Read more...

After COVID, We Are All Going to Need Some Help 
Michele L. Norris - The Washington Post
As we entered the summer of 2021, it looked as though we were rounding a corner: steady leadership, effective vaccines, reunions with friends and loved ones and a general return to our routines. We might have imagined that we were done with the pandemic, but the pandemic was not done with us. Read more...

Jalisco Vaccinates 6 Million Against COVID, Breaking Records Nationwide 
Santini Bracho - Vallarta Today
The Secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, informed that the state of Jalisco managed to apply 6 million doses against COVID-19 since the vaccination campaigns began last January. Read more...

The CDC Turns Its Back on Migrants and Science at Border 
Jamile Tellez Lieberman and Joe Amon - IPS Weekly
The CDC was once heralded for its apolitical, evidence-based public health policy. Sadly, this is no longer the case. The first step in restoring the CDC's tarnished reputation is to repeal the CDC's Title 42 order. Read more...

The Jerk Next to Me on the Plane Wouldn't Wear a Mask. Here's Why I Didn't Do Anything. 
Nicholas Goldberg - Yahoo!News
There's something especially bad about a half-wit who defies the nation's health and safety laws inches away from you, for hours on end, in the middle of a pandemic that has killed over 4.5 million people If I knew my seatmat's name, I'd wholeheartedly recommend him for a worldwide no-fly ban. Read more...

PAHO: Mexico's COVID-19 Pandemic Will Continue Into 2022 
Vallarta Daily News
The coronavirus pandemic will not be tamed in Mexico as long as SARS-CoV-2 or its variants of concern continue to circulate in the country, the Pan American Health Organization has warned. Read more...

Here's What It Will Take to End the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Leana S. Wen - The Washington Post
As the delta surge appears to be receding and new covid-19 cases have declined by more than a third since Sept. 1, the chance of a return to normal, while not guaranteed, is within grasp. What will it take to finally put this public health crisis behind us? Read more...

Partisan Politics Contributed to Inadequate Response to COVID Pandemic
The Lancet has published a damning indictment of Mexico's response to the coronavirus pandemic, claiming there was a breakdown in the effective functioning of the health system due to the federal government's deflection of responsibility for "essential decisions that require centralized stewardship." Read more...

Merck Pill Raises Hope of Preventing COVID-19 Deaths 
Deena Beasley and Carl O'donnell - Reuters
An experimental antiviral pill developed by Merck & Co could halve the chances of dying or being hospitalized for those most at risk of contracting severe COVID-19, according to data that experts hailed as a potential breakthrough in how the virus is treated. Read more...

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