Dancing Chefs reach out to Tuscaloosa, Alabama

On April 27th a large violent tornado came through Tuscaloosa, destroying many homes and companies. In the hours after the storm, many DCH employees who were not on duty, even some affected by the storm, reported to DCH Regional Medical Center to respond to the more than 900 people being treated. Over 200 employees suffered losses too and still didn’t hesitate to help out others.

The Dancing Chefs decided that these care-givers should receive support for their selfless deeds. And there was a big response from the guests of Salsa and Salsa in Mazatlan, Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas. LELA the Donating Pig collected $640USD in total during the month of May, which was deposited to the M*A*S*H* Fund for DCH Health System employees.

Every one of you who contributed to this cause, should feel very proud of themselves. With your donation you joined the DCH family in this time of need and helped them pull together. With this video all the employees who were affected thank you for your help.
http://youtu.be/vd5VWSX3Gmc

The end of June is coming closer and shortly we will be able to announce how much donations we’ve collected for this month. LELA’s little legs have brought her to Joplin, Missouri to help out the Humane Society to give shelter to pets who were lost in the tornado. All the Dancing Chefs are big animal lovers, so this cause lies close to our hearts. Stay tuned for our next blog post.

Olé!!!!

Dancing Chef Maaike

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Lela is held back, but finally comes through

As most of you already know, Lela II was born in Cozumel back in December 2010. Her first mission was ambitious, but we wanted to come in with a bang! For the months of December, January and February, Lela collected donations for a Blood Bank on the island of Cozumel– her new hometown.

Guests from Mazatlan,Cozumel and our new location Los Cabos rallied together to raise a tremendous $3117USD for all three months!

Our goal was to get through all the red tape – opening a blood bank was a much more ambitious task than expected, and we did everything in our power to achieve this goal. After months of meetings, negotiations, arguments with government officials and more, our Blood Bank proposal was rejected by the state of Quintana Roo and we had to abandon the idea of opening a Blood Bank.

We pondered, and ummmed, and ahhhed and wondered what to do…then it hit us – let’s sit down with Red Cross Cozumel and see where Lela’s donation could be best put to work! So, after looking at their big picture, S

alsa and Salsa, along with Lela, Lela II and Lela III (hehehe) decided your donations would have to SAVE LIVES!

As it would have done with the Blood Bank, your donations went towards the purchase to two necessary pieces of equipment for the volunteer work of the Red Cross in Cozumel. You’ll be proud to know your donation went t

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wards an EKG machine and a defibrillator. Both machines will be used in the 5 ambulances which Red Cross has on the island. The defibrillator has already save a man’s life and both machines will help hundreds of people more!

The Red Cross in Mexico runs solely on donations, with no government support. When we approached the Director for Red Cross Cozumel, Mr Dagoberto, with our idea, he thanked us with a hug which I can only describe as being the warmest, most appreciative hug I have ever experienced in my life. The machines have arrived to Cozumel, and Red Cross wants to thank each and every one of you,  thanks to your kind and generous help – you’ve done something that will truly make a difference to this island – and it is something that will last forever.

Thank you one and all – and we look forward to hearing from you.

Dancing Chef – Cozumel

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