by the El Reportero staff
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.
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.