TUCSON – Volunteers are filling a semi trailer with donations that will be driven to Mexico for earthquake relief efforts.
They are not affiliated with any agency. They do not have family in Mexico. They just want to help.
“It started, let's get a truck together,” Cirilo Preciado said, “and as the day went on it became a semi-truck, and here we are.”
They are parked on the corner of Speedway Boulevard and Grande Avenue. They will continue the effort from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday.
Andre Rodriguez saw the signs and volunteers when he drove by on Saturday.
“It was very heart-moving and beautiful to see people come together,” Rodriguez said.
Carlo Bejarano went to Walmart to get supplies when he saw the effort.
“I feel heartbroken,” he said, “because that's what’s happening nowadays, and I feel bad for them.”
They are accepting non-perishable food, diapers, paper towels and other items.
They cannot take water, clothes or first aid kits across the border. Those items will be donated to the Red Cross.
The truck, fuel and labor is being donated by Dagui Transportation. The company is familiar with hauling international cargo. It will be taken to a small town near Puebla outside Mexico City.
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