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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:42 AM

I copied this from another site. A way to help out with the terrible situation in Japan with a Mexican twist.

Open your hearts and pocketbooks, friends and neighbors!!
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Topos to Japan
14 March 2011
by richmx2
The mole-men, those extraordinary ordinary Mexican men and women whose only requirement is tremendous balls (that goes for the women too), better known as la Brigada de rescate Topos Tlaltelolco, are on their way to Japan today. [Topos Tlaltelolco = Mole-Men of Tlaltelolco]
Dig they must, as they have since their spontaneous appearance following the 1985 Mexico City quake, and dig they do… anywhere, any time earthquakes, fires, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions (or even nuclear plant melt-downs) require digging though unstable and dangerous debris — preferably with construction equipment, but with pick and shovel, or by hand if need be.
They are not paid by their government nor their employers for their services. Nor do they charge for them, but these men and women are volunteers — ordinary Mexicans (well, ordinary Mexicans with extraordinary balls), with ordinary jobs and ordinary family responsibilities and expenses, as well as providing for their own food, lodging and supplies when at a disaster site.
PAY PAL (this means YOU, gringos…and Germans, Canadians, Peruvians, et. al.) to donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org
Direct Deposits within Mexico to:
Cuenta Banco Santander: 92-00070929-4
Sucursal: 0479 San Fernando.
Referencia: Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco, A.C.
CLABE: 014180920007092942 (for electronic transfers from other Mexican Banks)

This is probably the MOST good any of us can do to help those in Japan in these terrible, post-earthquake/tsunami days AND help our amazing Mexican rescue workers (probably the most famous group of rescue workers in the world) too. This is a bad one, friends and neighbors…let your hearts (and pocketbooks!!!) respond!
David Bodwell
Editorial Mazatlán
Mazatlán Book & Coffee Company
For more on the Mole-Men, see this post on Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado's blog. SHE WAS HERE and knows whereof she writes! http://joannavanderg....wordpress.com/
And when writing his history of México, here is a little known fact Rich uncovered: They were so successful [in their efforts during the massive 1985 Mexico City earthquake] that the group, los Topos de Tlaltelolco – the Mole Men of Tlaltelolco, officially now Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco – has since become a world-renowned search and rescue volunteer service. When a tsunami devastated Indonesia and south Asia in 2004, the German airline, Lufthansa, immediately sent the Mole Men and their equipment to Indonesia where Australian Air Force crews and planes were put at their disposal."
Please give generously to these brave Mexican men and women! ¡Mis conciudadanos necesitan ayuda—AHORA!




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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:18 AM

What an amazing story, I hope someone with connections can forward this to appropriate media chanels in the US, they need to see Mexicans in another light and not just crossing the Rio Grande.

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