Many in South Florida were watching the Enrique Rebsamen school, where rescuers found 21 children dead after the Tuesday earthquake, but a little girl wiggled her fingers, so rescuers could see her. It was a glimmer of hope in the tragedy that killed at least 200 others.
As helmet workers scrambled to get the girl out from under the remains of the school building, the Mexican Consulate in Miami released a statement thanking everyone in South Florida for their support. They were asking anyone interested in helping to donate to the Mexican Red Cross.
"Donating online has the advantage that the help arrives immediately and can be channeled to the aras that need it most," Rosa Elena Perez, a consulate employee, said in an e-mail.
Authorities prioritized the rescue effort Wednesday, but experts believe the earthquake will cause economic disruption to several central states and the capital.
"Every minute counts to save lives," President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted after declaring three days of national mourning.
Perez said it only takes three steps to help: First visit the website, create an account and use a Paypal account to donate bu selecting "SISMO 19/09/17." The site will produce a receipt.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.