URGENT, DIRE HELP NEEDED IN ECUADOR!

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Extreme Response exists to help people living in extreme, sometimes LIFE-THREATENING situations.

Today we are shouting the “LIFE-THREATENING” portion of our mission statement because people in Ecuador are DYING and we are compelled to help. We are asking for your immediate, generous support in order to respond.
 
13015340_1006193326123681_6346500706461780100_nLast night our relief team reported conditions in coastal Ecuador are far worse that we had hoped. Earthquake victims are so desperate for food and water that robbery and chaos are ruling the moment. CNN reports today that 570 have died, 7,015 are injured and 155 are missing. These numbers will rise.
 
Our team is safe, but out of supplies. Today they will use the last $1,000 of their funds to purchase food and water and deliver them to our partner in Pacoche, which will serve as our distribution hub.
 
ER staff and friends load a truck with supplies for the relief trip to the coast.
ER staff and friends load a truck with supplies for the relief trip to the coast.

We have a plan

In response to our relief team’s first-hand report and their pleas to do more, we are preparing a second relief team RIGHT NOW. They are purchasing $4,000 of food, water, medical supplies and blankets. Our plan is to take these supplies to our partner Casa de Dios in Pacoche, which has a secure building. The supplies will be stored there and distributed to people who are in dire straights.
We are using the last of our cash on hand in Quito to purchase these supplies. We are asking for your urgent support to help us raise at least $10,000 to allow us to fund these relief teams and future relief work that will take place in the days and months ahead.
 
How to help
To give in the US, click here. In Canada, click here. Designate your gift “Ecuador Earthquake Relief”.
 
For our friends living in Quito, you are welcome to bring non-perishable food, bottled water and medical supplies to ER or to Pan de Vida, an ER partner that also is preparing to deliver supplies.
 
Thank you for caring for these people. With your support, we can bring survival and hope to those in desperate need!
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(Below are prior reports)

ER sent a team Wednesday morning to the coast, where CNN is reporting that more than 500 people have died. Our team has supplies and is planning to assess the areas impacted by the earthquake for opportunities where ER and our partners can help. We are looking for areas that require longer term assistance so.

'Note: A new 6.1 quake hit early Wednesday morning off the coast of Ecuador. Click here for breaking details: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/20/americas/ecuador-earthquake/index.html ER sent a team Wednesday morning to the coast, where CNN is reporting that more than 500 people have died. Our team has supplies and is planning to assess the areas impacted by the earthquake for opportunities where ER and our partners can help. We are looking for areas that require longer term assistance so we can help in the months ahead. We are seeking donations to help the people who have been greatly impacted. To give, go to http://www.extremeresponse.org/take-action/make-a-donation/us-donations. Canadian donors should visit: http://www.extremeresponse.org/about-us/about-er-canada/canadian-donation. Please designate your gift "Ecuador Earthquake Relief". Follow our team's progress at http://blog.extremeresponse.org/'

ER Team Heads to Coast to Help Earthquake Victims
An ER team from our Quito office has gathered supplies and is heading to the coast to help early Wednesday morning. More 440 people have died and 4,000+ have been injured according to CNN. Some are saying this is Ecuador’s worst disaster in 60 years. Please keep our team in your thoughts! To give, visit http://www.extremeresponse.org/donate-now.

  • ER Team Preps Supplies for Coastal Towns Hit By Earthquake
  • ER Team Preps Supplies for Coastal Towns Hit By Earthquake
Gabriela Luna's photo.
Gabriela Luna's photo.
Gabriela Luna's photo.
Gabriela Luna's photo.
Gabriela Luna's photo.
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Photo: Agency France Presse

ER partner Casa de Dios is located in Pachoche, which is within the quake zone. Our contacts Fabian and Graciela are safe, but they are surrounded towns that have crumbled buildings, broken roads, landslides and more.

Extreme Response intends to help Casa de Dios help its neighbors. As we receive details, we are asking for donations to help provide immediate assistance (food, water, shelter) for those facing imminent danger. This will be followed by longer-term help.

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Photo: Agency France Presse

ER partner Casa de Dios is located in Pachoche, which is within the quake zone. Our contacts Fabian and Graciela are safe, but they are surrounded towns that have crumbled buildings, broken roads, landslides and more.

If you would like to donate to this disaster response,  visit http://www.extremeresponse.org/donate-now. Please designate your gift “Ecuador Earthquake Relief”.

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Photo: Agency France Presse

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