The personalities forgot the glamor and volunteered to remove debris and collect food
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On September 19, 2017, life suddenly changed for the entire nation. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico and collapsed several communities in Mexico City and Morelos, mainly , prompting society to come together to save those trapped between destroyed buildings, remove rubble and collect food for the affected and brigade members of the tragedy.
Celebrities and athletes also took to the streets to help in collection centers and even provided monetary support for the reconstruction of the areas most devastated by the earthquake.
Salma Hayek, Diego Luna, Sebastián Rulli, Belinda, Maite Perroni and even Paris Hilton , are some of the faces of the show business who dedicated their time, money and effort to help those who did not come out very well on September 19, ago three years.
Belinda joined the rescue brigades in Jojutla, Morelos, one of the areas most affected by the earthquake. In this area of the country he found several destroyed houses and promised to rebuild them, through his Gaia Blue Planet foundation.
Belinda joined the rescue brigades in Jojutla, Morelos, one of the areas most affected by the earthquake. (Photo: Facebook Gaia Planeta Azul)
Actor Diego Luna installed a collection center in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City, where for several days he collected food not only for the brigade members, but also for those affected by the earthquake.
“Here we receive all your help and distribute it effectively,” he wrote from his social networks, where he made requests for this cause. “There is plenty of room for them to bring help. Food-medicines-healing materials-raincoats-clothes we accept everything! ”, He wrote in another publication.
Actor Bruno Bichir also collaborated in the collection center installed in the Shakespeare Forum, where they also wrote messages of support for the victims.
Salma Hayek made a monetary donation to help children affected during the disaster. “The people of my country have suffered three natural disasters in a row. Many children and families are hurt and in great need. I am contributing USD 100,000 now to UNICEF, which has teams on the ground that respond. Please join me and contribute what you can and thank you, “he wrote on his Instagram account.
Sebastián Rulli, Maite Perroni, Adrián Uribe, Maribel Guardia, Grettell Valdéz and René Strickler, were at the collection center located in the University Olympic Stadium, where they helped pack and carry boxes to take them to the most marginalized areas.
“One feels powerless, with enormous sadness and we cannot stay with putting a tweet and a beautiful image, we have to do something,” Adrián Uribe said that time to the program El Gordo y la Flaca.
Salma Hayek made a monetary donation to help children affected during the disaster. (Photo: Salma Hayek's Instagram)
The former member of RBD, Maite Perroni, also dedicated a few words to this collection center: “I was at a location recording and it touched me inside an elevator, I didn't feel it and when the doors were opened I knew what was happening .”
For René Strickler and Grettell Valdéz the experience was not so pleasant. “We were recording in Oaxtepec, 40 kilometers from the epicenter, so the earth moved us a lot. But it was just the scare, “said the Argentine actor for the Univisión program.
“At that moment the only thing I thought about was my son and there was no communication, there was nothing. It hurts me a lot because I have never experienced one so strong and it is a cannon, ”Grettel Valdéz declared through tears for the same broadcast.
Daniela Magún, Dominika Paleta and René Strickler, for their part, prepared sandwiches for the brigadistas who helped in the different areas of the disaster.
Socialite Paris Hilton was no stranger to misfortune. The model went to the mayor of Xochimilco, in Mexico City, where she helped build seven houses affected during the earthquake.
“When the earthquake happened I came here and it broke my heart to see what happened and I wanted to make a difference ,” Hilton told the media.
The houses that were built with the support of Hilton, have a cost of 50,000 pesos and have solar panels, since there is no electricity in the area (Photo: EFE)
The world of sports was also present. Cristiano Ronaldo dedicated an emotional message to a child who survived the collapse at Colegio Rébsamen and also lamented the death of another child.
Atlético de Madrid contributed 50 thousand euros, Club América donated the entire box office of the classic against Chivas that year and the National Team raised USD 18,000,000.