Network Leader Involved in Hurricane Relief Effort

More than a year's worth of rain fell in Monterrey, Mexico over three days during Hurricane Alex.  The July storm left Monterrey - a city 600 mi north of Mexico City - relatively paralyzed.

Network leader Andres Garza, who attended the 2008 Fall Intensive, is among those in Monterrey whose life has been affected by this natural disaster.  As the North Mexico Team Leader for MTW, Andres has been coordinating efforts with local churches to bring aid to those affected.

He says, "While it will take millions of dollars to rebuild the city's crippled infrastructure, we hope to raise $100,000 to purchase beds, blankets, stoves, refrigerators and clothing to supply some of the most basic needs of families in the hardest hit areas."

MTW is paying special attention to El Realito, one of the poorest sections of the city and also supporting a community in Anahuac where an overloaded dam will be released, thereby destroying the community.

If you would like to support the efforts there, you can give online at www2.mtw.org/donationsand reference "Monterrey Disaster Response Account #90211."