Rigid Industries LED Lighting Assisting Baja California Victims of Hurricane Odile
Rigid Industries LED lighting, a world leader in forward projecting LED lighting, has joined the massive relief efforts to assist the thousands of people impacted by Hurricane Odile (Category 3). While Hurricane Odile nearly wiped out the entire peninsula, it was the southern State of Baja California Sur that was hit the hardest.
YoloRacing is a team of Vancouver, Canada based firefighters who race to raise money for their charities (Fire Fighters Without Borders and The Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society). Over the last few years racing they have been able to donate much needed fire fighting and rescue equipment to needy departments down the Baja.
In the midst of preparing for Novembers’ 47th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 that will start in Ensenada and finish in La Paz, SCORE has been working with Cruz Roja Mexicana (the Mexican Red Cross) since this terrible event to facilitate movement of supplies down the length of the peninsula.
While supplies are desperately needed at this time and racers and crews are working together to gather and deliver them, Cruz Roja Mexicana has also opened special bank accounts in the U.S. and Mexico for donations.
In the United States, donations may be made as follows:
Bank of America
Cruz Roja Mexicana
Account No. 002184210669
In Mexico, donations are being accepted as follows:
Cruz Roja Mexicana
Account No. 0404040406
Today after the Rigid Industries – LED Lighting Score International Imperial Valley Off Road Desert Challenge, teams of RPM Offroad and Mills Motorsports took fans for a ride around the course for a $100 donation. All profits are going to relief efforts at Baja Strong – Off Roaders Hurricane Relief to aid in benefiting the hurricane victims of our beloved Baja California. As you know, Baja is the home to many of our SCORE races such as the San Felipe 250, the Baja 500, and the upcoming Baja 1000 to name a few. The Off Road Community has really come together and is doing what they can to help bring those affected back on their feet as fast we can. Great effort guys…let’s keep it up!!! #scoreinternational #dirtlive #bajastrong #RMPoffroad #MillsMotorsports
CRUZ ROJA MEXICANA (Mexican Red Cross)
Through the years, Cruz Roja Mexicana has been the main organization that provides Emergency support services and relief activities when it’s needed by the communities affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, major disasters and emergencies in general in Mexico.
The close coordination of Cruz Roja Mexicana with Federal, State and Municipal governments through the Country, has made this humanitarian organization the best way to reach out and help the people in need. The fast and coordinated efforts with the Mexican Army and the Mexican Navy, have helped bring relief to remote communities in an organized and responsible way.
SCORE’s CEO/President, Roger Norman commented, “These are some of the important reasons why SCORE International has proudly joined forces with such a professional and reliable organization as the Cruz Roja Mexicana. They are an integral part of every event that SCORE produces in Mexico.”
The link for Cruz Roja Mexicana is cruzrojamexicana.org.mx/colecta.
Several SCORE race teams have formed the ‘Baja Strong-Off-Roaders Hurricane Relief’ group to quickly help assist the immediate needs of the people of Baja. Spearheaded by Mexico’s Gus Vildosola Jr. and U.S. racers Cameron Steele and Ryan Thomas with coordination by team logistics specialist Tim Sanchez, donation centers have been identified and caravans are delivering goods and supplies with police and military escorts arranged by SCORE.
Vildosola’s Mexicali-based Mexicana Logistics has committed to use a portion of its fleet of semi trucks to transport relief items to centrally located staging locations.
The Baja Strong group is using two Mexicana Logistics headquarters to collect the items for transport.
Items needed include: canned food/good of any kind, diapers, bleach, cleaning supplies, buckets, brooms, towels, blankets and personal hygiene items.
In the USA, donations can be shipped or delivered (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily) to:
Mexicana Logistics US HQ
7734 Formula Place
San Diego, Calif. 92121
In Mexico, donations can be shipped or delivered (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily) to:
Mexicana Logistics Mex HQ
Calzada de las Americas #951
Col. Compuertas, Mexicali, BC 21218
(Cruzando la calle del Colegio de las Americas)
On behalf of Baja Strong, Sanchez can be reached at 714.514.7450.
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