Donations to Hermosillo Fire Victims
Our beloved sister city of Hermosillo, Mexico, with which we have shared this special relationship for the past 19 years, was tragically affected by a fire at the ABC daycare facility on June 5, 2009. Approximately 142 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old were in the facility at the time of the fire. 45 children were killed and an additional 21 children and 3 adults remain hospitalized.
Donations are currently being accepted to assist the victims and their families. If you are interested in making a financial contribution, the following options are available:
1. Shriner's Memorial Hospital for Children in Sacramento â€“ the hospital is accepting donations on behalf of the Hermosillo children currently in their care. Donations may be made over the phone by contacting Mr. Allan Anderson, Shrinerâ€™s Director of Development, at (916) 453-2009 or by mailing a check made payable to:
Shrinerâ€™s Memorial Hospital for Children
(note on the check the donation is for Alejandra, Hector, Javier and Juan)
Attn: Mr. Allan Anderson
2425 Stockton Drive, Sacramento, CA 95817
2. Hospital CIMA in Hermosillo, Mexico â€“ the hospital has established a fund to aid the children and family members of the fire. Individuals interested in details or making contributions should contact Hospital CIMA at  (662) 259-0900 and ask for Paul Mouritsen, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, or Jesus Mendoza at extension 1005 or 1008, respectively.
3. Hermosillo Fire Relief Fund (c/o the City of Phoenix). Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank branches using account number: 2832588335. All donations will go directly to Hermosilloâ€™s social services agency, Hermosillo DIF or Desarrollo Integral de la Familia. For more information, you may contact the City of Phoenix at (602) 534-3751.
This site will be updated to include information about other options as they become available.
On behalf of our sister city, we thank you for your support.