ARCORES-Mexico Meets at headquarters in Mexico City
The meeting was attended by the associates, the Augustinians: Francisco Javier Acero Pérez, Sergio Camarena Lara, and Martín Luengo Cid; Rosa María Mora Correa y Mariana, Augustinian Recollect Sisters the Augustinian Recollect missionary, María Luisa Ortiz Benítez and Guillermo Ramírez Tamayo.
The most outstanding actions were the aid of the Home Construction program for low-income families in the municipality of Totolapan, Morelos, who lost their homes with the earthquake of September 19, 2017. To this day, four houses have been built and it has relied on the construction of a fifth.
The Dignified Housing project was also carried out in Totolapan, which consisted of visiting families in their homes, because they have among their members disabled or very sick people. They also received basic needs such as mattresses, bed bases, shelves, medicines, clothing and crockery, and helped them clean their houses. Fourteen families were visited in this project, and eleven applicants participated, accompanied by the prefect of students Jorge Quirós, nine members of the Secular Augustinian-Recollect Fraternity of the Saint Augustine Postulancy in CDMX, and the secretary of government of the municipality José Mario Pérez Gloria.
Another significant action was the delivery of twenty pantries in a community called "Las Vías", located in the north of Mexico City, served by the Augustinian Recollect Missionary Sisters and in which low-income families live. In this community, warm clothes and toys were also given to relatives of the sick with special needs.
Finally, the needs of the ARCORES Network to have volunteers were addressed, so it was recommended of continuing inviting the JAR (Augustinian Recollect Youth) and the Secular Augustinian-Recollect Fraternities to collaborate in the activities of ARCORES. The possibility of CARDI becoming a youth volunteer center was even considered.