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DIF provides Tulum Mayan community with warm blankets, food and shoes

Tulum, Q.R. — Approximately 400 blankets have been distributed to those in need in the municipality of Tulum. Due to recent rains caused by cold fronts, the blankets were provided to 400 residents of the Mayan community of Chanchen Primero.

The warm micro fleece blankets were handed out Tuesday as part of the state’s Sistema Para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) program headed by Honorary President Verónica Lezama Espinosa. Bags of basic food items and shoes were also provided to those in need.

Lezama Espinosa delivered the items to 400 older adults and people with disabilities in the Chanchen Primero community. Lezama Espinosa was accompanied by Tulum Mayor Diego Castañón in coordination with the Tulum municipal DIF System.

“We will continue creating alliances to reach all corners of the state so that no one is left behind and no one is left out, working every day in favor of the priority groups of the state because at DIF Quintana Roo, we are one, of north to south, we are human beings helping human beings,” she said.

Residents of the Mayan community of Chanchen Primero are provided with assistance. Photo: DIF January 23, 2024.

Diego Castañón Trejo thanked Lezama Espinosa for the support in Tulum and of the ongoing “Abrigando Corazones” (Sheltering Hearts) program in the other communities of the Mayan area. During the event, food and shoes were also delivered to community families.