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Community comes together for Múzquiz, Denton's friendship city in need

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When Juanita Guajardo and her husband, Nicolás, arrived in Múzquiz, Mexico, they began seeking families with children who had been impacted by the devastating flood that had displaced a majority of the residents. Many had lost their beds, refrigerators, stoves and other basic necessities they needed to survive. They were sleeping on what Juanita described as exercise or yoga mats.

On Sept. 10, Juanita and her husband pulled a trailer loaded with donations from Denton residents and Denton County businesses to hand out to families in need. The Dallas Furniture Bank in Carrollton had donated 25 twin-size beds, pillows, memory foam mattresses and 30 boxes of hand sanitizer, and the Guajardos traveled to the areas most impacted by the flood to give them to those who desperately needed them.

Múzquiz, Mexico, flood relief

On Sept. 10, Juanita Guajardo and her husband, Nicolás, pulled a trailer loaded with donations from Denton residents and Denton County businesses to hand out to families in need in Múzquiz, Mexico. Their trip to Múzquiz followed extreme flooding on Sept. 1 that displaced thousands. Juanita Guajardo estimated they left beds and other donations for 14 families with about 20 to 25 children total.

Proyecto Diez booth

Paul Meltzer, president of the Denton Rotary Club, (left) helped at the Proyecto Diez booth at Thursday’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on the Square in Denton, Texas. Proyecto Diez was selling traditional foods and craft items to help in the flood relief effort in Múzquiz, Mexico.

Múzquiz, Mexico, flood relief

Some of the devastation from the Sept. 1 flooding in Múzquiz, Mexico, is seen earlier this month. 

CHRISTIAN McPHATE can be reached at 940-220-4299 and via Twitter at @writerontheedge.

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