As many of you are probably aware by now, a 7.8 earthquake rocked Ecuador Saturday evening, buckling overpasses, causing houses to collapse, and knocking out power in Guayaquil, Ecuador's most populous city. As of now there are 300 fatalities and over 2500 injured. These numbers will no doubt rise as search and rescue teams are able to gain further access into some of the hardest hit areas cut off by road closures and landslides.
We'd like to take this opportunity to formally announce that we are launching a full scale clean-water disaster relief initiative. Following our game plan from from similar previous emergency response programs, we are taking a two pronged approach:
1 - Addressing the immediate suffering of quake victims in the hardest hit areas.
2 - Creating a lasting local infrastructure that will work on long-term development and preparedness programs for years to come.
On behalf of the entire W4W team, thank you all for your ongoing support an encouragement of our work. It simply doesn’t happen with out you.
See more at: http://www.wavesforwater.org/project/ecuador