Since right after the 7.1 earthquake hit here in Puebla, Mexico, earlier this week, people have been mobilizing to help out. With almost 300 confirmed deaths, and thousands of collapsed buildings, everyone I know has donated provisions. Other friends are organizing caravans and building materials to go to the more isolated and poorer communities.
In fact, some towns have reported that they have more visitors helping out than they typically have during peak tourist season, and others in Mexico City said that there is more food being donated, at least in the short term, than is actually needed. As most of the living and dead have been removed from the rubble, the focus is now shifting towards housing and reconstruction.
Here are some images from the web of the many inspiring ways that people have chipped in to help in light of this tragedy.
A man in a wheelchair helps out.
— Christo Official (@christoglz) September 22, 2017
People of all ages help out.
Mi vida. Mi pinche perro país. pic.twitter.com/43KdFmQBXk
— CHUMIBEBÉ (@ChumelTorres) September 21, 2017
— Diablito (@EL_DIABL1TO) September 21, 2017
— Duncan Tucker (@DuncanTucker) September 22, 2017
Even the poorest people are giving something.
— Barlovento (@setareth) September 21, 2017
Reports are that seven people were rescued from this building.
— Publimetro MX (@PublimetroMX) September 21, 2017
Donations of water.
— Vikokoroko (@viqo_mr) September 21, 2017
A video of people helping to rescue those caught in the rubble.
— BROOKE CERDA GUZMAN (@DESCOLONIZADORA) September 22, 2017
People form a human chain to offload provisions to be distributed.
No importa cuando veas esta foto, así somos los MEXICANOS…#FuerzaMéxico
FOTO Alejandro Velázquez pic.twitter.com/MkPp1sPbff
— #ILoveFútb⚽L 46.7K (@REGIOMTY13) September 22, 2017
The Topos volunteers help throughout the night.
— Hilda Kamui (@hilda_kamui) September 22, 2017
People sing the national anthem after managing to save somebody.
— Subrayadomx (@subrayadomx) September 22, 2017
Migrants and refugees also lend a hand.
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) September 21, 2017
A lot can be achieved when everyone works together.
— Millennial Monitor (@kylemillennial) September 22, 2017
She doesn’t have shoes, but she is still helping out.
— COC ∆INE. (@Cocaainero) September 22, 2017
People cook and donate tacos to the volunteers.
— Massiosare (@massiosare_mex) September 22, 2017
One more #dog has just been rescued! They even cover her with a blanket 😭
— Maggie González (@emaglem) September 22, 2017
“I’m getting used to seeing people with helmets and worker vests in the street, in the subway, in the Oxxo (chain of corner stores). I like it, I like it a lot, I love you all.”
Ya me acostumbré a ver a la gente con casco y chaleco en la calle, en el metro, en el oxxo. Me gusta, me gusta mucho, los quiero mucho 💕
— daralí (@Cocainelol) September 22, 2017
— Photo Geo 🌎 (@PhotoTimeGeo) September 20, 2017
— ClubSantosLaguna (@ClubSantosEn) September 21, 2017
This gesture, on the right, is a call for silence, in order to be able to listen out for survivors.
En las pedas // En los pedos 😊 pic.twitter.com/dZLsonfeki
— Rafael Poulain △⃒⃘ (@rafallopz) September 21, 2017
— Sofía M. Villalpando (@sofiabiologista) September 21, 2017
— Tamara Pearson