Ecuador Earthquake Help!
Organized by: Naiana Brum
First Delivery after we started word of mouth campaign, helps us keep going by donating here!
April 20, 2016
Last Saturday April 16th, 2016 the coastal region of Ecuador was struck by a massive 7.8 earthquake. There are many families affected and devastation is all around. The most affected areas are in the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas. The Ecuadorian government reports 413 deaths, 2,527 injured and 100,000 affected people thus far, but these numbers are expected to rise in the coming days. Right now there is an immediate need for resources primarily for rescue, food and medicine. Our Elastix team and a group of young professionals in Ecuador has started a campaign to transport potable water to those provinces most affected by the earthquake. This is completely volunteer driven and we are putting money from our own pockets to get started. However, we need the help of the Ecuadorian and International community to make a dent on this problem.
The Goal of this Campaign
We are coordinating the transport and storage of potable water for the people who lost their homes during the earthquake. The water will be delivered via tanker trucks and it will be distributed across several near the cities most affected by the catastrophe. The water will be conserved in 55-gallon containers. Our commitment is to coordinate the water sourcing, transport and delivery from Guayaquil and other cities that will become part of the campaign.
"It is essential to distribute water, and more important to store and conserve water"
How to Contribute?
This campaign requires great Logistics planning and the volunteer team of “Ecuador Water Relief” is funding these efforts but we need more resources to be effective. You can contribute directly through this campaign with any amount.