It is no secret that the economic downturn around the world has taken its toll on the tourism-based economy of Puerto Peñasco leaving many families without work and in need of basics for survival, like food for themselves and their children. A worthwhile effort to put food on the tables of a lot of these families in need was born at an official meeting on Thursday November 24, fittingly, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.
The idea came from the heart of Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales of the Sonoran Resorts who has long wanted to create a way to provide ongoing help to the needy in this economically torn community. A holiday food drive, he determined, would provide the most expedient, timely and direct benefit to those who needed help the most.
Not one to sit on an idea, Jim requested and was granted a meeting with Fausto Soto, Puerto Peñasco’s International Relations and Tourism Advisor and the honorable Municipal DIF (Integral Family Development Organization) President, Marcela Albelaiz de Zepeda (who is also the wife of Puerto Peñasco Mayor, Alejandro Zepeda Munro). In this one meeting Jim enlisted official cooperation from the city and from the prestigious 34 year old family assistance organization DIF.
Below is the official poster for the First Annual Holiday Food Drive sponsored by Sonoran Resorts in cooperation with the City of Puerto Peñasco and DIF.
Non-perishable food items are treasures for the needy, and readily accessible to our generous visitors. We gratefully request that you remember the less fortunate on your next visit to Rocky Point and stop by one of the sales offices at any of the Sonoran Resorts to donate an item or two for this great cause. If you prefer, cash donations are also being accepted.
If you are not planning a trip to Rocky Point over this holiday season and would still like to donate, you may email city hall or Jim Ringquist at the email addresses on the poster below for details on how you can help.
This blog brought to you by Sonoran Resorts Sales, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales