On April 16, 2016 the coast of Ecuador was affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Four days later the same region was hit again by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Current reports state that there are over 500 people dead and approximately 7,000 people injured. This does not include the 150+ people who are still missing or unaccounted for. Many families have lost their homes and all of their belongings, leaving the affected families without shelter, food, and other basic necessities. So far, the UN estimated 3/4 of a million people in Ecuador are in need of aid.
In an effort to help Ecuadorians rebuild in the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster, Ecuadent is collecting donations. We are gathering monetary and in-kind donations of goods to send to the affected areas of the country. For a more specific list of accepted donations, please click on “Get Involved”.
Help us bring aid to the many families in need! Every little bit counts!