Community Alliance Gets Further Up North

Delivering 2,000 food packages to families in vulnerable conditions with the support of the City Council and volunteers from the Mulegé municipality. For those of you that don’t know Mulege, it is an oasis town in our Southern Baja state (Baja California Sur), located at the mouth of the Santa Rosalía river, about an hour north of Loreto.

The Baja California Sur Community Alliance (BCSCA) continues to work to bring food aid to families in need in our state that have been affected by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

The Alliance has detected 8,000 families in need of food aid in the municipality of Mulegé, of which 3,442 have received help from the state authorities. The coordinated effort of the Alliance with Mulegé’s municipal authorities, will allow more families to get help. The goal is for the 4,558 families who need food aid to receive it. This weekend food aid was delivered in Heroica Mulegé, Santa Rosalía, Vizcaino and the Northern Pacific area. The Alliance's commitment is to continue offering this support for the next two months.

The Alliance commitment is to support 40,000 families during the months of the crisis caused by the presence of COVID-19 in our state. This is possible thanks to the tireless work of all the volunteers and armed forces personnel from the State’s Safety Board who carry the despensas to the areas receiving aid across the state.

As of May 29, the Alliance had delivered 54,590 food packages (despensas) in the municipalities of La Paz, Los Cabos and Comondú. This number does not reflect the despensas that were delivered this past weekend in Mulegé.

BCSCA is a coalition of 191 philanthropic private assistance organizations, and private companies, working in coordination with state and municipal authorities and the armed forces in charge of maintaining security and order in the state. The BCSCA is a citizens’ initiative without any affiliation to political parties, that is formed in response to the crisis caused by the effects of the presence of COVID-19 in our state and addresses the needs of equipment and supplies for health institutions and the food crisis that affects thousands of families in Southern Baja.

The BCSCA has three main goals: 1. For everyone in the state to have enough food during the COVID-19 crisis. 2. For all medical personnel to have sufficient resources to treat patients. 3. To be a permanent support network that may be activated during future emergencies.

The Alliance operates under a principle of absolute transparency, for which it has established a permanent audit by Kreston BSG, an accounting firm backed by an international firm, affiliated to the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants. To guarantee that all donations are being used correctly. For BCSCA it is of utmost importance to work under the principles of transparency and accountability to society.