At the onset of the campaign titled “En Juarez esta Navidad, ¡Cenamos Todos!” and translated as “This Christmas in Juarez, Dinner for All!”, Mayor Hector Murguía, employees of the Municipality, aldermen, businessmen and average citizens, all contributed thousands of pesos, totaling an initial 2 million 500 thousand pesos, so that the neediest families can benefit from a Christmas Eve dinner this year.
The municipality’s goal is to be able to distribute 200 thousand chickens among the poor this Christmas.
Among the highest donors were Pedro Zaragoza with 500 thousand pesos, Mayor Hector Murguía with 100 thousand pesos and the Chihuahua Group with 150 thousand pesos.
Leopoldo Canizalez, Direction Coordinator, assured us that this ‘vessel’ is at ‘high seas’ but that in spite of ‘rough waters’ it has not ‘sunk’ and, if all of us take up ‘paddles’, it will soon reach ‘friendly ports’. He further stated that it would have the added benefit of empowering the community while reinvigorating the City of Juarez.
In the early stages of the campaign, various directors made personal donations and invited the community to do the same, tapping all nine firefighting stations for the purpose of receiving and delivering in-kind contributions of poultry, beef and other basic food groups so that thousands of families have something to eat the following month during Christmas holiday.
The main task at hand is to not have anyone go hungry or without food this holiday season.
The government launched this program, but there are a myriad of tasks being handled separately. The Treasury is responsible for upholding absolute transparency in the handling of funds in the account.
The Administrative Office will see towards the purchase of the finest products at the best prices and ensure that Social Communication channels and activities flow in a timely manner.
Mayor Murguía underscored the fact that anything less than efficiency is not an option and that one cannot take lightly the sacred-status, benevolence, and well-meaning intentions of the people of Juarez and their goal of 200 thousand chickens for those in need.