Open Your Heart to the Suetertón
By Jesús Aguado
Emilia Vega, president of the DIF (Municipal Department for Family Development) is calling on citizens to support those most in need this winter. DIF is teaming up with the Suetertón project.
Vega told Atención that DIF is teaming up with this initiative from journalists to collect winter wear. She invites Sanmiguelenses to open their hearts and support people from the rural communities; she says that there is always somebody less fortunate whose cold winter could be warmer with a little help.
“United we can!” She mentioned this slogan from the local administration to ask Sanmiguelenses to donate jackets, coats, gloves, scarves, pants, socks, blankets, and all kinds of warm clothes (new or used in good condition) for all ages. The clothes will be distributed weekly by the municipal DIF as well as by students from schools supporting the initiative.
The Suetertón started on November 10 at the former city hall building. On that day, the directors and city councilors made their donations. The winter wear is being received at the DIF facilities on the corner of Insurgentes and San Antonio Abad from Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm. There, the clothes will be sorted and later distributed.
The weather forecast
In September this year, the National Meteorological System announced that from October this year to May 2016, there would be 60 cold fronts in the country, which, as an average, will bring temperatures as low as 10 degrees centigrade. Until November 18, 13 cold fronts had been registered. In San Miguel, in past years, there have been temperatures under 0 degrees centigrade.