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“My faith in humanity is at an all time high.”

“Today started with my friend Alfredo texting me at 6am saying “I think I have 200 lamps that might help“. 7 hrs later we had 500 Delher stoves, wheelbarrows, hundreds of helmets, gloves, vests, belts, shovels, at least 6-800 more lamps, baby products, food, electrical tools, generators, medicine, and 100+ people coming and going just to help.  By the end, we took our last bit of material and went out to the disaster zones in several cars to try to help.  We got turned down from 5 places because they had too many volunteers!  It’s been the scariest 36 hrs of my life. I haven’t slept, I can barely spit out a coherent thought and I still feel like I haven’t done nearly enough.  I am overwhelmed with emotions by the solidarity I’ve seen here.  Everyone is eager to help.  From all of my Mexican poker friends getting together to do work, to the wonderful people feeding us, to the uber driver who brought me home saying he’s been driving for 36 hrs non-stop for free.  And the global poker community sending donations for us, you’re all amazing! My faith in humanity is at an all time high.”

– JC Alvarado

Today started with my friend Alfredo texting me at 6am saying “I think I have 200 lamps that might help”. 7 hrs later we had 500 Delher stoves, wheelbarrows, hundreds of helmets, gloves, vests, belts, shovels, at least 6-800 more lamps, baby products, food, electrical tools, generators, medicine, and 100+ people coming and going just to help.  By the end, we took our last bit of material and went out to the disaster zones in several cars to try to help.  We got turned down from 5 places because they had too many volunteers!  It’s been the scariest 36 hrs of my life. I haven’t slept, I can barely spit out a coherent thought and I still feel like I haven’t done nearly enough.  I am overwhelmed with emotions by the solidarity I’ve seen here.  Everyone is eager to help.  From all of my Mexican poker friends getting together to do work, to the wonderful people feeding us, to the uber driver who brought me home saying he’s been driving for 36 hrs non-stop for free.  And the global poker community sending donations for us, you’re all amazing! My faith in humanity is at an all time high. We’re still taking donations until further notice. We will likely try to purchase medicine and tools for Morelos tomorrow. Link to donate in profile or on twitter, just please DM me a screenshot of your donation for accounting purposes. ❤ #FuerzaMexico

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2017-10-18T13:59:01+00:00 September 20th, 2017|