When the Going Gets Tough, Baja California Sur Comes Together Meet The Alliance
Los Cabos is special, that is a fact. It is special not only for its natural beauty and the world-class resorts and golf courses, or the stunning homes that offer stunning architecture and breathtaking settings.
More than anything else, Los Cabos is special because of its people. We are a community that is quick to come together when things get tough and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no different. When, not only Los Cabos, but the entire state of Baja California Sur came to a virtual standstill after the government announced that only essential activities could continue thousands of families with little resources found themselves in a critical situation.
We are a community that has faced crises in the past, we came back stronger than ever after Hurricane Odile knocked down close to 80% of the electric power infrastructure between La Paz and Los Cabos and bounced back in a few weeks after Tropical Storm Lydia flooded hundreds of acres. However, the current crisis has no precedent; tourism and construction, which account for 70% of the jobs in the two most densely populated municipalities in the state had to stop for an indefinite period. As we, at The Agency and Artifex, navigated this crisis and focused on the health and well-being of associates and their families, we also joined forces with the most important charitable organizations in the region and spearheaded the effort to create a citizens’ initiative to provide much-needed support to those in need.
Enter the Baja California Sur Community Alliance. Also known as The Alliance, it is a coalition of philanthropic private assistance organizations, with the business sector and civil society, working in coordination with state and municipal authorities and the armed forces in charge of maintaining security and order in BCS. We are very proud to be part of this incredible group of individuals who have come together to help provide food aid to 40thousand families in Baja California Sur and purchase medical equipment and supplies to make sure that medical personnel across the state will have sufficient resources to treat patients.
In a little over a month The Alliance has delivered basic food baskets to 25 thousand families and has purchased more than a quarter-million dollars worth of equipment that has benefited 16 institutions in Los Cabos and La Paz. The Agency and Artifex continue to help this effort that still has a long way to go and you can do the same. Go to www.acbcs.com/donate and learn how you can help The Alliance help those who need it the most.
Hope to see you in Cabo soon and in the meantime, stay safe.
Written by Leslie Bost & Claudia Velo