On the evening of Saturday, April 16th coastal Ecuador suffered a massive earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. Several coastal towns and cities have been devastated with a death toll of at least 570 and rising, 1,500 wounded more than 20,000 people left homeless and a long and difficult path ahead of reconstruction.
The earthquake directly affected some of our foundation´s staff members. We have moved quickly to gather clothing, bottled water, bed sheets, flashlights and other supplies to take directly to the family members of our staff that have been affected, but this effort can´t stop here and we are requesting support from our friends outside of Ecuador to establish a emergency relief fund to help our staff´s families rebuild their homes and lives.
Any donations large and small are welcome and can be made via the following bank account:
Name of Account: Fundacion Pro Bosque
Account Number #12009151
Banco de Guayaquil
Address: P Ycaza #105 y Pichincha
Guayaquil, Ecuador ECO90150
SWIFT Code: GUAYECEG