Project Managers: Carlos Cedillo
Back in the 90's, Carlos Cedillo organized a benefit Christmas meal for the poor and homeless of Mexico City. This event evolved into a full-functioning non-profit association Proyecto Ayuda (Project HELP) which served as a cornerstone in organizing charitable work for the needy, and other missionary endeavors throughout Mexico.
Proyecto Ayuda programs included the annual Christmas Day event which served more than 10,000 meals to the homeless in Mexico City’s largest plaza, El Zocalo; educational and drug rehabilitation programs to improve the standard of life in a home for street children; supplying the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico with vital food and medical supplies. Proyecto Ayudavolunteers also played a strategic role in providing emergency relief to aid flood victims in the remote town of Metztitlan, Hidalgo, when flooding hit north of Mexico City. Proyecto Ayuda also initiated a five-year food-aid plan to assist San Mateo families who live at poverty level in the hills outside Mexico City. Weekly, each family presently received a 26-pound food bag. Following this, the Hygiene Program was launched.
In brief, the purpose of Proyecto Ayuda included:
- Initiate humanitarian and charitable activities that have to do with helping the needy, rescue operations in emergencies, natural disasters, and others.
- Organize seminars, conferences, and work shops to improve the physical and moral quality of life, promote human values, good relations within the home and work environment, cleanliness and hygiene, and provide counseling services for marriage, youth and others.
- Offer educational aid and assistance, organization and efficiency guidelines.
- Defend the rights of others, their well being, as well as tolerance of the rights of others, especially of women, children and the elderly at all levels of social strata.