Banned Music with The County Library, Voter Education with Represent Me Utah and Move to Amend, Volunteer Opportunities with Doctors Without Borders, the Story of Trinity A.M.E. Church in SLC, and Disaster Relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico
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From MariaDelMar Gonzalez Gonzalez:
From the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City:
The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City wishes to acknowledge and thank Utah community for their solidarity and selfless support to help those affected in Mexico by the recent earthquakes. In this respect. we inform:
Community Fundraising events
The events scheduled for this weekend are the following:
The organization “Mujeres en otro idioma”, in cooperation with other community groups, invites those who are willing to help as volunteers to assist in the organization of the supplies that will be send to Mexico next week. For those individuals interested in assisting this effort, please contact Abby Razo at (385) 312-4205 or Astrid Ortega at (801) 404-2240.
Information for those interested in donating
In order to speed up the entry of donations to Mexico, throughout the country, customs will be authorizing the goods to be donated without the tariff payment requirement on foreign trade, nor the use of “pedimento” form done by any customs agent; and each donation process will be resolved in one day.
Among the requirements that must be fulfilled for the imported donations is that the merchandise be donated by a resident abroad, and that they be destined for the attention of basic survival requirements: in ways of food, clothing, housing, education, civil protection or health of poor people, or for different sectors and regions with scarce resources.
It is sufficient to present Customs with a written letter that includes: the merchandise being donated and the entity responsible for the custody, handling, and destination of said goods.
In the case that the goods are subject to regulations with non-tariff characteristics, customs will support the arrangement with the corresponding authorities for its respective authorization.
The Consulate of Mexico will be supporting the necessary steps in preparation to customs of Mexico where you are invited to communicate through Community Affairs Department (801) 521-8502 x 109 & 124.
Lastly, Mexico’s Tax Administration Service's (SAT) Twitter account @paisanosxmexico will disseminate information regarding donations.