Monday, June 11, 2018

Sunday's Taquiza Fundraiser For Guatemala In Milwaukee Raised $20,308.70

Milwaukee's taquerias and local businesses held a one day fundraiser for the victims of Guatemala on Sunday in the Southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

June 11, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday night, the organizers of Sunday's Taquiza Por Guatemala in Milwaukee's Southside confirmed that they raised $20,308.70, despite the 57° (real feel 49°) temperature and rainy/drizzle day, which didn't keep people from stopping at the Taquiza to contribute and buy tacos and food including beverages to benefit the victims of Guatemala's Volcano de Fuego eruption that claimed more than 80 lives. 
The Taquiza Por Guatemala was held at the PNC Bank parking lot on S. 16th Street and W. National Ave. from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Milwaukee.
The donations generated will be turned over to the local American Red Cross to help provide aid for the victims of Guatemala, according to the Taquiza organizers.

Click to watch: Taquiza Por Guatemala video

Some of the participants in La Taquiza Por Guatemala 2018 were:

• Taqueria El Cabrito
• Restaurante Fiesta Garibaldi 
• Taqueria El Chariton
• Jose Lozoya del National Mufller and National Liquors 
• Berta's Tamales
• Marta's Tamales
• Taqueria Don Panchos
• Taqueria Buena Vista
• Taqueria El Toro
• Carnicería Hacienda
• Quiles Distribution
• Familia Salas 
• Jalisco Restaurant
• JC King Tortas
and others.

Also the following Latino media outlets were involved:

• La GranD 104.7 FM Radio
• Telemundo Wisconsin
• TV Azteca Wisconsin 38
• Radio Caliente 97.9 FM 

Also Hugo L. Alarcón from H Tax Accounting, LLC donated his services.

In September 2017, some of the same taquerias and businesses held a 2-day Taquiza for the victims of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria and victims for Mexico's earthquake disasters, which raised $33,618 and the donations were divided between both Puerto Rico and Mexico's relief fund. The donations raised were turned in to the local American Red Cross as well.

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