Monday - Jul 22, 2019

Aid to Nicaragua intensifies

by the El Reportero staff

Luís Pérez, propietario del taller Auto Services & Tires en San Francisco, Calif: , recibe las primeras donaciones de la comunidad para los damnificados del huracán Félix en Nicaragua, con meta a llenar uno de varios contenedores con capacidad de 40 toneladas cada uno. (photo por Edgar Martinez)San Francisco’s repair shop owner Luis Pérez receives the first donations from the community for the victims of huracan Felix in Nicaragua. The goal is to fill one of several 40-ton ship containers. (photo por Edgar Martinez)

After the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua was devastated by a hurricane last August, the people of Nicaraguans in the Bay Area have started organizing in one solid coalition to bring help to their country.

While in the District of Bay View people were donating boxes of clothes and food, on Sunday, Sept. 16, a musical charitable event was carried out at Club Roccapulco where several musical groups played there for free. Although the amount of money has not been released to El Reportero, some said as of last Sunday, it had been collected approximately $3,000 in cash.

It is expected that another event scheduled for Cafe Cócomo at 650 Indiana St., SF CA 94107, on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., surpasses that amount of Roccapulco. For more information call to: 510-459-5950.

Other events include:

  • Also at Café Cocomo, a dancing afternoon on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 415-826-6700.
  • Saint Anthony Church, 3215 César Chávez St., also on Friday Sept. 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 650-871-2981.

Frank Ayala (al centro con micrófono),: de la Coalición de Ayuda a Nicaragua del Norte de California da a conocer los resultados preliminares del dinero recolectado en la tardeada del Club Roccapulco. Izq-der: Miembros Giselle Icabalzeta, Rigo Flores, Dr. William Icabalzeta, Frank AlizagaFrank Ayala (center w/ mic), from the Coalition of Help for Nicaragua of Northern California, reads the preliminary results of the money collected at afternoon event at Club Roccapulco. L-R: Coalition members Giselle Icabalzeta, Rigo Flores, William Icabalzeta, Frank Alizaga, and Jorge Bonilla. (photo by Marvin Ramirez)

El Tapatío, 4742 Mission Street, Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 6 p.m.

For more information call 650-521-2275.

These events are part of a joint effort of the Coalition of Help to Nicaragua of Northern California, with the observant participation of the Consulate of Nicaragua and the community organization CARECEN, which according to members, will help assure that all aid is canalized to the most appropriate organizations in Nicaragua and assure transparency.

A bank account has been designated in Wells Fargo Bank #683 4387 125 for those who want to do direct donations.