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Today’s Spanish phrase is “Centro de Acopio” – Collection Center. This phrase has become far too familiar in recent weeks, and never more so than now following the 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico yesterday, and quite frankly the country’s soul. From tropical storms to hurricanes and earthquakes, Centro de Acopio is a term that has now become part of our daily vocabulary, on both sides of the border. As we look to the weekend, and what’s coming up this Fall in Puerto Peñasco, we invite you to help out at one of the local Centros de Acopio and/or consider donations (info below).
The various Centros de Acopio are principally asking for cleaning supplies, canned foods, basic grains, powdered milk, blankets, bedding, flashlights, batteries, toilet paper, sanitary pads, diapers (all ages), wet wipes, medical supplies, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
Centros de Acopio / Collection Centers
In addition, schools across Puerto Peñasco are encouraging students and parents to use the schools as Collection Centers for dried godos, clothing, etc., such as for example: Escuela Ventura G. Tena, Calle Víctor Estrella Frente al Malecón (from Sept. 20 – 27)
Intercam bank is matching donations peso for peso, up to 1 million pesos for the Mexican Red Cross. Visit the local Intercam Bank (Plaza Fremont on Blvd. Fremont) to donate directly. Account: 001 333 33 333 0 In the name of Intercam Banco Code: 136 1800 1333 3333 306
Rotary Club – The local Rotary Club, via FURMEX Rotary Foundation Mexico is able to receive cash donations for deposit to FURMEX, which in turn doubles the donation. Info: Presidente, Loly Monteverde firstname.lastname@example.org (Español) Secretario, Shandra Keesecker email@example.com (English / Español)
Along with Collection Centers, several artists/musicians/actors are holding events to gather items by bringing people together:
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3 – 6 pm @ Shrimp Plaza local photographers present “Photos for Cans” – offering to take photos for each can donated
Friday, Sept. 22 7 p.m. @ Municipal Auditorium. Local theatre troupe TAIDE will put on a theater performance, entry being 2 bottles of water or 2 items of canned goods.
Saturday, Sept. 23 Gloria Núñez and a group of fellow painters will hold an Art Auction at the Municipal Art Gallery in the Old Port during the afternoon.
Sunday, Sept. 24. Beginning around 10 a.m. @ Shrimp Plaza. Several local bands, along with bands from Hermosillo, will put on an all day music event as a collection spot for goods, plus cash donations.
Sept. 22nd Bike Ride “Day without a Car” 5 p.m. departing from Shrimp Plaza
24 de septiembre 5 p.m. y 7 p.m. Obra de teatro / Theater: “Masha y el Oso” obra infantil Info 638 383 8600 Boletos 100 – 150 pesos
25 de septiembre a las 6 p.m. Obra de teatro / Theater: “52 Pulgadas: Monólogo documental de una guerra por el agua”. En el Auditorio Cívico Municipal Contador Público “Gerardo Portugal Martínez”. Entrada libre.
September 30th – DIF Annual Black & White Ball. The Black & White Ball is a traditional Peñasco event offering all a chance to look their best while raising funds for ongoing scholarship programs of the Municipal DIF. Tickets and information at DIF or City Hall.
September 30th! Rocky Point’s first dusk-triathlon! Rocky Point Triathlon presents “Las Palomas Nights”
Our regular weekend rundown list will be back up next week, with a flurry of activities lined up for the Fall. To make sure you’re informed, please visit our Event Calendar for a glimpse of what’s coming up!
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