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Volunteers help Chelem Community Center lower its electric bills 

Six members of the Bulldog Solar team volunteered for a day to help a good cause on the Yucatán coast.  The Chelem Community Center, which...

329 lucky street dogs rescued and relocated safely to Canada

Last week's trip to Canada was a very special one because the vet who takes care of all the canine strays escorted six lucky...

Rotary distributes ‘Shoes That Grow’ to children in Yucatán

Proper footwear helps to prevent Illness and soil-borne diseases. Knowing this, two local Rotarians Tim Weaver and Dale Deubler along with Marsha Weaver undertook...

Hennessy’s Irish Pub’s new trivia nights to help feed Ukrainians

Hennessy’s Irish Pub is launching 10 weeks of Tuesday Trivia nights to help fund World Central Kitchen and Sean Hennessy needs you to participate...

Christmas caravan of disabled volunteers spread joy in Mérida’s south

A group of people with disabilities and other volunteers on mototaxis on Thursday handed out toys to excited children in Mérida.

Increased demand for help at Mérida’s food bank

Mérida's food bank says that it is under more pressure than ever to offer food security to struggling families and individuals. 

Progreso’s international community comes together to fund new animal hospital

International residents in Progreso are coming to the aid of the port city's stray animals.

New computers donated to Progreso schools through international collaboration   

A donation of 33 new computers was accepted by three Progreso public middle schools — Carlos Marx, Rafael Chazaro Perez and Benito Juarez Garcia — for...

The German Forrest Gump makes his way to Yucatán

The man dubbed the German Forrest Gump ran his way into Mérida yesterday.

Hennessy’s raising money for family of young Yucatán police officer killed...

The international community in Mérida is organizing to support the family of a Yucatán police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Intending...

Goal: 1,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste for kids in 4 small villages

Pedro Tec and the Yucatán nonprofit foundation Los Mayas Eternos AC are working on a new oral health campaign for children from four small towns.

Man on a mission: Early retirement means time to serve others...

At the ripe old age of 55, I decided to retire early, leave the United States, and relocate overseas.

After 50 years, sister cities Erie and Mérida maintain a bond

After establishing a sister-city connection in 1971, that bond continues between the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pa., and the Archdiocese of the Yucatán.

2021 Progreso Home Tour is in its final days, but impact...

Only a few days are left to enjoy a virtual tour of seven lovely homes along the coast of the Yucatán, and also support...

Children’s hospital in jeopardy as support dries up

Yucatán's CRIT children’s hospital faces serious cutbacks due to budget shortfalls resulting from a dramatic decrease in donations and public funds.  The hospital, run by...

A Christmas miracle in March: Montreal Santa arrives in Tizimín

It's a little late, but Santa Claus said he is needed now as he headed to Tizimín with gifts. Children in the community flocked around...

Progreso Apoyo Home Tour adapts to the times

https://youtu.be/4E3X0cLVAls A charity beach house tour has gone high tech and online to keep participants safe from COVID. Seven beautiful homes between Chuburna and Telchac Puerto...

Shriners Hospital reaches children in remote parts of Yucatán, for free

Shriners Hospital in Mexico City is offering free care to children in Yucatán using telemedicine technologies. Mexico City-based doctors are treating up to 20 minors...

500 children in Xaya are barefoot. Here’s how to help.

A drive is under way to bring shoes for 500 children in impoverished Xaya, a pueblo in southern Yucatán state. Led by photographer Petro Tec,...

Adopt a grandparent in Tizimín this holiday

Tizimín, Yucatán — "Christmas is not only about opening gifts, it is about opening our hearts." That is the phrase with which students from...

Refettorio Mérida finally opens, feeding the hungry in a reclaimed mansion

A community dining room built by renowned chef Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara Gilmore is finally open in Mérida. Held back eight months...

Cocina económica cooks up free meals for increasingly hungry neighbors

Updated to correct the address in the final paragraph. Fátima Pérez Pech has joined forces with her mother-in-law, Elsy Caamal, whose cocina económica has gone...

Friends and family rally for heart attack victim facing huge hospital...

A GoFundMe page gets him halfway there; artists donate work for fundraiser to raise even more money for an American facing huge medical bills.

Season of Sharing bash raises over 112,000 pesos

The Toys for Joy 4th Annual Holiday Gift drive was a huge success again this year. With The Flossie-May & Gert Family Fund covering overhead expenses,...