How to Help the Victims of the Mexico Earthquake

Mexico’s customs (SAT) has announced flexibility regarding donations from abroad to support the victims of the Earthquake. These donations will be authorized without the need to pay neither taxes nor customs agent, and the authorization will only take one day. To see the requirements and suggested articles for donation, click here.


International donations for Mexico are received through the Mexican Red Cross at:

  1. Access the website and follow the instructions to create a new account.
  2. Enter the credit card information or through a PAYPAL account (the amount is in Mexican pesos MXN) and then select the cause: “SISMO 19/19/17”.
  3. Website confirms that the transaction was successful and issues a receipt.

Emergency Collection Centers for delivery to the earthquake victims are implemented only in Mexico, due to logistics.

For specialized international aid, such as humanitarian, medicine, or rescue teams, please contact the General Consulate of Mexico in San Diego to 619-308-9926 or at

For information regarding US nationals that were in Mexico at the time of the earthquake contact:


Toll free 1-888-407-4747