April 21, 2010 (La Mesa) –Clayton Anderson, senior partner at Anderson & Kriger, a La Mesa law firm, is organizing volunteers to bring relief supplies to earthquake victims and help clear rubble in Mexico this Saturday. Thousands have been left homeless in Baja, Mexico from the earthquake and flooding that it has caused.
“My goal is to punch south of Mexicali and get to some of the villages being ignored by the Mexican government and international agencies,” Anderson told East County Magazine. “I want to do this every month if it works out.”
He encourages people to bring supplies to Anderson & Kriger, 8220 University Avenue, Suite 200, in La Mesa between 8:30 and 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday. Items needed include water bottles in all sizes, canned foods, clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, flash lights and medical supplies. Gloves and hand tools for clearing rubble are also needed.
The group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 24 in the Anderson & Kriger parking lot. Volunteers are welcome. Passports are required when traveling into Mexico.
Ray Lutz, Democratic candidate for the 52nd Congressional Candidate, indicates he will be among the volunteers on Saturday.
Those who do not wish to go to Mexico may follow the caravan to the United Methodist Church in El Centro, 312 South 8th Street, El Centro, in Imperial County to help drop off supplies, which will then be taken into Mexico.
If you have questions, call Lori at (619)589-8800.