Apr 14, 2020

Can you please help the Isla?

The state of Sinaloa had asked everyone to stay home, no walking in the streets, in parks, nor beaches and certainly not the malecon between 4:00PM and 8:00AM ( although that may even be closed now ). There are to be no home parties, no gatherings and no alcohol sales. Restaurants are closed and can only offer home delivery. Residents are being asked to stay home and only venture out to purchase groceries but they must wear a mask.

Mexicans can no longer go to work which means that they are unable to earn pesos. For many families and especially those in the Colonia on Isla de la Piedra that means no food. Many work every day just to earn enough to feed their families. Now they are going to bed hungry.

The above exert came from an article published on April 11th.  Please click here to read that article which goes into more depth.

Most of us are home and safely waiting out the Covid- 19 virus.  We have enough money to purchase groceries and to spend hours online and to watch movies, read books, etc. These people are worrying every minute of the day if they will have any food to feed their children at the end of the day.  Many of you have been following my blog for years and enjoying the photos of the Isla and especially the magnificent sunsets. I am asking you to please donate something to help, even $10.00 would be of great help. More if you can.

There is a couple living on the Isla who are doing all they can to help. They have asked those on the Isla to donate what they can and they have even received donations from people living in the city of Mazatlan, people who come often to enjoy Stone Island. They have asked all who they know to please help. Two days ago they had 50 kilos of beans delivered as well as 50 kilos of flour delivered.  They are hoping for rice, pasta and cooking oil to be delivered tomorrow.  As soon as they gather food they give it away to those who are in need.  Once that is gone they have nothing left to give.

Can you please help the Isla?  Any amount will be welcomed and used to help the neediest.

I am asking Canadians to e-Transfer their donation to me @ contessa549@gmail.com.  I will then send the entire amount to Dallas, my contact on the Isla, in one transaction thus saving a $3.00 fee per donation.

Americans have a few options.  If you have a PayPal account you can make your donation via PayPal directly to @ dallasyrocio@yahoo.com.  There is no additional fee attached to this donation as it is a direct US to US transaction.  For those who do not have a PayPal account you can still make a donation again via PayPal using your credit card as directed on the site, but you will incur an additional approximate $2.00 or $3.00 service charge. If you prefer, you can always simply e-Tranfer your donation directly to me but there will be a bit of loss because of the US funds going to CAD funds and then back to US funds but it is still a huge help. However you choose to do it, please donate. People that some of you know or see through my photos are in need of food.

February 15, 2020


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12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Can you please help the Isla?”

  1. Send some $ – can’t wait to get back to Mexico when it is safe. If I couldn’t travel to any other place in the world except one other country it would be Mexico. The answer is in my current blog fyi in case you forget the answer 🙂 Glad to see someone is helping.

    • contessa says:

      Your donation is much appreciated. One of my readers emailed me to say that he was already supporting two families in Zihuatanejo so someone is looking out for one of your favorite Mexicans towns.

  2. Linda and Russell says:

    Thanks for making this plea for money to feed our friends on Stone Island! Their need is real and it’s amazing what they can do with so little. Dallas and Rocio will spend the money wisely and will make sure the food is distributed to as many as possible. I contributed the other day and hope it will help a little. Anything your readers can send will be much appreciated. Thanks again for all you do!

    • contessa says:

      Thank for validating what Dallas and Rocio are doing for the residents of the Isla. As I already said, every penny will make a difference. So glad that you have already reached out to help the Isla.

  3. Linda Sand says:

    We are having those same problems right here in the Minneapolis area–people who can’t work who have no savings thus can’t feed their families. When I receive my stimulus money, I plan to donate all of it to a local charity that will help our local people. They can choose whether to spend it on rent subsidies, food, medical care or whatever the people here need. The need is everywhere.

    • contessa says:

      I agree with you that the need is everywhere. You are very giving to donate your stimulus money to help others in your community. I pray that we can put this Covid 19 behind us sooner than later.

  4. Vicky Mendez says:

    I’d be honored to donate to these wonderful people. Thank you, Contessa, for making us aware of this. Since I’m in Minnesota, I’ll send my donation thru PayPal. We had to cancel our Mazatlan vacation this year due to Covid, but hope to be back next year. Thanks again! Love your blog!

  5. SandyM says:

    We have stayed in Rincon de Guayabitos the last few years and the need for feeding the people of that area is great. The beach venders work long hours to be able to eat each day and feed their families. I have sent a donation to Cesar Novoa and his wife; they along with others are feeding so many. When I next send money via Pay Pal to him will see if I can also donate to those helping the people on the Isla. The need is so great all over Mexico as well as here in the states. Your appeal for help should generate some Pesos for them.

    • contessa says:

      I am so very glad that you are helping that area of Mexico, I have another blog reader supporting two families in Zihuatanejo. So special that help is being extended to any Mexican. The need is so great everywhere in the world. These are troubling times but we do what we can to reach out and help.

  6. Sue and Gerry Houghton says:

    Contessa. Thank you for reaching out to us. I have etransfered $ for the isla. Our hearts go out to the people on the Isla. They didn’t have anything to begin with and now this. I wish there was more we can do. Please keep us informed on how it is going. Thanks again for helping Dallas do this. ??

    • contessa says:

      Thank you for your donation. Your love for the people of the Isla is apparent and your contribution will make a difference. I will send out an update to everyone who contributed. Dallas and Rocio are working so hard to purchase food, then sort it and place it into individual packages which they then have to go out and distribute. They are doing the hard part.

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