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Homes for Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Organized by: Josh Garrett

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Improved Structures and New Photos
May 21, 2016

I received the latest update from Manuel a few days ago--read his entire message below. Things are going great with the project, and he and his See More

THE STORY:

On Saturday April 16, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Ecuador. In addition to killing more than 600 people and injuring 12,000 others, the quake devastated infrastructure in the coastal region, leaving thousands of Ecuadorians homeless.

Manuel Pallares, an Ecuadorian biologist, environmentalist, and business owner, is leading a project to constuct temporary homes out of bamboo and plastic sheeting for victims of the quake. The homes meet one of the victims' most basic needs--shelter from the elements--and double as rainwater collection systems to provide clean drinking water. The 6 x 8 meter (18 x 24 feet) shelters are designed to house entire families who have lost their homes. Though meant to be temporary, the homes are sturdy enough to be lived in for a year or more.

Please join me in supporting Manuel's efforts to provide shelter to people who lost their homes by donating toward the purchase of supplies for the homes:

  • Bamboo stalks - the main support beams of the homes
  • Greenhouse plastic - for roofs and walls
  • Barrels - to collect rain water for drinking and washing
  • Gasoline - for trucks and vehicles transporting the materials to where the homes are needed

Please donate to supoort Manuel and his collaborators who are so generously contributing their time and hard work to help those whose lives have been upended by Ecuador's most devastating natural disaster in decades.

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$1,024

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

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  • Brother

    $24

  • Anna & Topper

    $100

  • Nedi Rivera & Bob Moore

    $100

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    $40

  • Victoria Rivera

    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $50

  • Brett and Ashley Affrunti

    $50

  • Matt S

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Donor Comments

Oma

Oma

DONATION: $200

El Pueblo de Guayaquil 1 year ago

Matt S

Matt S

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Brett and Ashley Affrunti

Brett and Ashley Affrunti

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Swenhome

Swenhome

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kaki

Kaki

DONATION: $50

Buena suerte con todo! 1 year ago

Jennifer Schuebel

Jennifer Schuebel

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Sending love and healing to Ecuador 1 year ago

srlundnyc

srlundnyc

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Pirate and ACE

Pirate and ACE

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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