Fundraising for Mexico and Puerto Rico
October 6, 2017


Recovery efforts in Mexico City © EFE/Mario Guzmán

 

Friday, October 6, 2017. 6-9 pm.
Fundraising event at Hopewell Brewery
2760 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

On Friday, October 6, from 6 to 9 pm, please join MAS Context at Hopewell Brewery in Logan Square to drink and raise money for the relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. 20% of every purchase during that period of time will be donated to two organizations operating in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

 

In the last few weeks, Mexico and Puerto Rico have suffered major natural disasters. On September 19, on the 32nd anniversary of the devastating 1985 earthquake, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed 325 people in Mexico (as of September 25) and injured thousands more. Meanwhile, a few days after suffering the effects of Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was directly hit by Hurricane Maria, leaving the entire island without power and communications. On top of that, the Guajataca Dam has also suffered a critical infrastructure failure that could directly affect 70,000 people.

To help raise funds, MAS Context is collaborating with Hopewell Brewery and Mexican architect Michel Rojkind, who will be in attendance, to organize this event. Michel has been aiding in the recovery efforts in Mexico City and he will be able to share a firsthand experience of the situation. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the two organizations below:

 

MEXICO
Diego Luna + Gael García Bernal + Ambulante
https://donate.omaze.com/mexico

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund
https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/puerto-rico-real-time-recovery-fund

 

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An aerial view shows the flooded neighborhood of Juana Matos in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Catano, Puerto Rico, on September 22, 2017. © Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty

 

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The wreckage from Hurricane Maria in Arecibo, P.R. © Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

 

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Mexico City © Michel Rojkind

 

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Architect Michel Rojkind in Mexico City © Courtesy of Michel Rojkind

 

If you can’t attend the event but you would like to support this important effort, you can make a donation on our support page. Please, indicate in your donation that funds are for the “Mexico and Puerto Rico Fundraising.” We’ll collect all donations until Sunday, October 15.

 

We are extremely thankful to Hopewell Brewery for hosting this fundraising and for being able to donate a portion of the sales.

 

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Hopewell Brewery © James John Jetel. Courtesy of Hopewell Brewery

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