I saw multiple posts in which people were offering to donate to help with the hurricane disaster recovery, so I went ahead and set up a donations page at https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/la-manzanilla-hurricane-patricia-disaster-relief--3/x/8738390
I live in San Miguel, so I don't know what the local needs are (other than video equipment for Daniel, which has been mentioned in several discussion posts). Nor can I help with distributing funds - I live in San Miguel de Allende. I have worked for the Catalina Foundation, and Julie and Victor are personal friends, so I contacted them. Julie is in Spain. I spoke with Victor in Mexico City. His schedule will not permit him to tackle the project of distributing donations, but he agreed to try to find someone ASAP. If anyone has suggestions or is willing to volunteer to take this on, you might contact him.
So my roll is limited to having set up the donations page, but to get the ball rolling, I'll also set up a discussion thread on this message board in which people can post suggestions about where/how the monies should be spent.
I am postponing my trip to La Manzanilla, and the writer's group that was scheduled to begin Nov. 7.
Here's wishing your wonderful town a speedy recovery!