Like this National Collection, all the results and
progress to be achieved in the country depend on everyone, and are in our
hands, he said.
A small action like a donation, no matter what size,
has a great impact that helps save lives, he said.
today, President Enrique Peña Nieto led the start of the annual Mexican Red
Cross Collection, which reminds us that the unity of Mexicans around shared objectives
or goals, is essential for writing a better future for all and, “Reminds us
that it is through individual efforts that major national successes are achieved.”
He said that
it is through everyone’s effort, work and commitment that we are transforming
Mexico. ”Our country depends on us, our actions, what we do
in our daily lives, the effort we put into work, study and the family. Like this National Collection, all the results and progress to be
achieved in the country depend on everyone, and are in our hands, he said.
stressed that, “Today, what we should take away from this event is that a small
action, such as making a donation, whatever its size, has a great impact” that
helps save lives.
that the Red Cross is a clear example of how it is possible to mobilize society
in favor of health and accident prevention. Now, he
added, “The time has come again for all Mexicans to mobilize on behalf of the
He said that it
is time to give it back a little of all that the Red Cross gives society. “It’s time to support those who support us. This year,
the goal is to collect more than 350 million pesos; which I am sure we will be
able to achieve together,” he stated.
Peña Nieto recalled that the Red Cross forms the country’s largest humanitarian
network. He said that, “In Mexico, it is estimated that in 2015,
over 5.9 million medical services were provided. It seems like
just another figure, but if we try to put it into perspective, that means
almost 6 million medical services during the year, and over 1.4 million
emergency services through its ambulances.”
He noted that
last year, the Red Cross was ready, “To help Mexicans cope with the threat of
Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful one in history. It dealt with the effects
of the tornado in Ciudad Acuña, and of the drastic winter season that affected several
regions in the country.”
He thanked the
Red Cross volunteers, “For the enormous support they have given the population
during the tours and massive events in which His Holiness Pope Francis recently
took part in our country.”
thanked all the personnel who collaborate with the Mexican Red Cross, who “Help
make our country a better nation.”
of Mexico, I would like to thank this worthy institution, the Red Cross, and
its volunteers, on behalf of the many people who have benefited, and been attended
through its timely intervention.”
also expressed his thanks for the agreement signed between the Red Cross, the
Ministry of Education and the National Union of Education Workers to provide teachers
with first aid training, which will enable them to assist students in the event
of an emergency.
At the event,
held at the National Museum of Anthropology, President Peña Nieto handed over the
keys of the ambulances to the Mexican Red Cross, together with a specialized urban
President of the Mexican Red Cross Volunteers Carmen Lebrija of Suinaga,
received the president’s donation, which formally initiated this institution’s
Annual Collection 2016.
TODAY THERE ARE NO COLORS OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION OR BORDERS. QUITE SIMPLY, THIS IS A CALL TO WORK TOGETHER ON BEHALF OF THE RED
CROSS: MIGUEL ÁNGEL MANCERA
Mexico City Mayor
Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa said that today, the Mexican Red Cross, “Is
calling for solidarity. Today there are no colors nor political affiliation
nor borders. Quite simply, this is a call to work together on
behalf of the Red Cross. And I think Mexico has shown that it always
the pledge, “With the president’s qualified testimonial, to raise at least 15
million pesos in Mexico City in this collection,” which he described as
historic because it will be the first one after the political reform that gave
the capital its new name.
it is worth making an effort, it is worth it for governments, businesses and
society itself to confirm their solidarity with the Mexican Red Cross,” he
PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND FEDERAL, STATE AND MUNICIPAL
GOVERNMENT SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT THE SUFFERING OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE: FERNANDO SUINAGA
President of the Mexican Red Cross Fernando Suinaga Cárdenas acknowledged the
president’s commitment to this institution and Mexicans, and thanked him for
the contribution he provides every year to the National Collection and other support
He also thanked
Angélica Rivera de Peña, Honorary President of the Mexican Red Cross, because, “Through
her dedication and enthusiasm, last year we surpassed the goal of our National
Collection of 345 million pesos, achieving over 347 million.”
convinced,” he said, “that partnerships between civil society and federal,
state and municipal government save lives and prevent the suffering of millions
of people. This happened at the end of October 2015, during
the presence of Hurricane Patricia, considered the most powerful one in recent
years, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.”
He said that
prevention measures were crucial to reducing risks and preventing major damage,
due to the able leadership of President Enrique Peña Nieto, through the
Ministry of the Interior, Civil Protection, the Ministry of Health, National
Defense and the Navy, among other federal and state agencies.
President, we hail your leadership in making decisions in situations of this
magnitude, which are not easy; hence the importance of your humanitarian vision
for the benefit of Mexican society.”
THE RED CROSS HAS A GREAT ALLIANCE WITH MEXICANS: ESTEBAN MOCTEZUMA
Moctezuma Barragán, President of Azteca Foundation, said that as a result of
the great alliance between the Red Cross and Mexicans, in August of last year,
through the Aztec Movement campaign, funds were raised that permitted the
acquisition of 80 ambulances, which were delivered today at the start of the
2016 National Collection.
He told President
Enrique Peña Nieto: “Mr.
President, you achieved the structural reforms precisely through an alliance. And today we see in this great event, the great alliance between the Red
Cross and Mexicans.”
He said that
every August, from almost a decade, the Aztec Movement has organized a campaign
to raise funds allocated for the purchase of ambulances that are donated to the
Mexican Red Cross. To date, he added, “We have been able to deliver 1,240
ambulances to the Red Cross. That is easily said, but it is equivalent to donating
one ambulance every day for three years and four months.
that the 10th Aztec Movement will be celebrated on August 25th
of this year.