As you may know, on April 16, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 earthquake with devastating results especially in the coast. More than 24 hours after the earthquake, volunteers are just arriving to the most damaged towns. The death toll is increasing to more than 500 people and thousands have lost their homes and are needing urgent help. You can access more information here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36070407

If you are interested in helping, below we are attaching few options to make contributions.

1) GoFundMe - (a group of DC based friends are leading this effort) Donations will go entirely to one of the most capable charitable organizations that are currently providing relief to the victims of the earthquake (Conferencia Episcopal Ecuatoriana). The goal is to raise 5K, we are almost there.

https://www.gofundme.com/a7zj2k4c

2) Care - CARE’s programs have focused on helping poor communities through health and sanitation, education, forestry and women’s empowerment programs.

http://www.care.org/country/ecuador

3) Unicef - Supporting Earthquake relief efforts

https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-unicefs-earthquake-relief-efforts-ecuador/30257

4) There are 3 bank accounts set for international support - These are official receptors that are in coordination with the Ecuadorian Chancellery

Bank of America NY
SWIFT: BOFAUS3N
Account name: "CCU SECRETARIA GESTION RIESGOS/PLANTA CENTRAL"
Account number: 01121807 (checking)

Bank of America NY
Account name UNDP Rep. of Ecuador Account
Account number: 3751560139
Bank ID: 111000012
Bank Type: ZBA bank

Bank of America - USA
Account #: 3751560139
Account name: UNDP REPRESENTATIVE IN ECUADOR
Swift code: BOFAUS3N
ACH routing number: 111000012