Earthquake in Ecuador

Posted by Ricardo Roberts on May 5, 2016

APTOPIX Ecuador Earthquake

Dear NC friends,

As some of you may know, this past Saturday, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that destroyed entire cities. At least 650 people have died (the number keeps rising), 107 have disappeared and more than 12,500 are injured. This is a really hard time for my country and living abroad makes our community and family feel powerless and extremely sad in this situation.

Nevertheless, the small Ecuadorian community in Raleigh/Charlotte is trying to help where we can. So, I’m kindly asking you to please consider donating much needed goods for this cause. What is collected will be sent in containers to the victims through the General Consulate of Ecuador in Atlanta.

Please drop off donations at our office:
410 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Donations are welcome until Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00PM.

Email, call or text me at 919-274-7327 for more information. Any donation, large or small, will be greatly appreciated.
Alternately, you can donate directly to UNICEF, The Ecuadorian Red Cross or Oxfam.

Here is the list of items that are needed the most:

– Baby or adult diapers
– Feminine products (pads)
– Baby wipes
– Non-perishable canned food
– Baby food & formula
– Toilet paper
– Toothpaste
– Bar soap
– Shampoo
– Light cotton blankets (new or used)
– Single or Double camping tents (new or used)
– Flashlights or LED lanterns
– AA or AAA batteries

THANK YOU!

Ricardo, Verona, Eva & Sebastian Roberts

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Rescue workers organize themselves before they search for earthquake survivors in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

Residents sleep in the street in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.