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Update on the Punta de Mita Humanitarian Relief Fund Appeal

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The COVID-19 pandemic and government response measures to combat the virus have had a profound impact on our lives and many businesses both in Punta de Mita and around the globe over the past several weeks. In particular, this crisis is beginning to severely impact the lives of the 3,000 people who call Punta de Mita home. Due to business layoffs, furloughs and regulations, many townspeople are struggling – are likely soon to face severe food shortages and having to depart to return to their homes of origin.

In order to bring immediate relief and support to the community, PEACE Punta de Mita and Punta Mita Resort (DINE), have joined forces to proactively devise both short and long term plans to address this crisis. The group, aided by the PEACE staff and a group of local restauranteurs (Babelas’s, Tuna Blanca, Hector’s Kitchen with more expected to join the task force), has identified families in the Punta de Mita area who are at risk for not having access to daily food. The immediate response plan has been already in place for over 4 weeks, distributing 750 filled grocery bags every Friday – with support from the team at La Comer Supermarket, wich add up to today more than 4,000 deliveries!

Each week, PEACE publishes a list with the beneficiary names, establishing a time and their corresponding distribution point based on their address to avoid crowds and respect the sanitary authority regulations.

Close in, the plan is to give priority to the unemployed families of children with possible expansion to all 1,100 families, based on incoming donations and the duration of the pandemic’s affect in Punta de Mita. At this time, respect for the dignity of those needing assistance is paramount in this initiative.

This support effort to aid our community will take significant financial resources, and sustainability will require the input of donations from those reading this appeal. We foresee that a single donation of $1,000 USD will provide the most staple nourishment for a five-member family for roughly five months.

You can make your donation by wire transfer, US check and PayPal, click here to review full details for each option.

Additional PEACE efforts include the requested intercession with the local government to preclude the discontinuance of utilities in Punta de Mita. The local restaurants which form part of the Taskforce have committed and are gearing up to provide should needs be prepared meals by certain zones, one meal per individual per day.

We thank you in advance for your support and love for the community of Punta de Mita.

Thank you,

Carl Emberson
Director of Operations Punta Mita

Ron Budacz
Chairman Peace Punta de Mita


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