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Haitian Relief Accounts

14 January 2010

If you are living in Mexico — or visiting and looking to unload your pesos before you leave — walk into any HSBC branch anywhere in the country, and make a deposit in the Haitian Embassy’s “Centro de acopio” — emergency relief warehouse  account.

Because so many of us in Mexico do not have credit cards or paypal accounts, direct deposits are the  normal procedure for making donations to charities and emergency relief funds.

HSBC Account #4042482604

Cruz Roja Mexicana has two accounts for Haitian relief:

Banorte Cuenta: 0000000065

BANAMEX Suc. 557 Cuenta:65

(easy to remember: 065 is the telephone number for emergencies)


Telemex subscribers can call *7777 to make donations (added to your telephone bill) of 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 pesos.  Carlos Slim’s foundation will match your contribution.

TELECEL donations  (for those with monthly plans) *8888

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 15 January 2010 7:53 am

    Hey, Richard, where does the money go after you deposit it? I’d like to cross post this (as I’m doing with the previous one) but I’d really like to know where the money goes. Cruz Roja? Government?

  2. 15 January 2010 1:31 pm

    They are stocking supplies like canned goods, water and medical supplies that will be needed as time goes by. The Haitian Ambassador is running this show.

  3. 17 January 2010 9:08 am

    I believe the telcel thing only works if you have a monthly plan, not prepaid cards. Soriana also lets you make a donation when you buy groceries.

  4. Sabrina Lear permalink
    19 January 2010 7:13 pm

    Dear Richard,

    I trust you will permit me to broadcast your Haiti earthquake relief deposit information on our radio broadcasts in English.

    We will continue to share your site URL with the English-speaking community of Baja California Sur.

    Thank you, thank you… “mexfiles” rocks!

    Sabrina Lear
    English Language Programming
    96.FM Radio Cabo Mil
    Cabo San Lucas, BCS MX

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