A community of Ecuadorian students and staff at Iowa State University are organizing donations and fundraising events to help the people in Ecuador overcome the tragedy and devastation that an April 16th earthquake (magnitude 7.8 Richter scale) has caused.
The earthquake caused terrible damage to many cities, bringing devastation throughout the coast and resulting in more than 500 casualties, 4,500 injuries, 1,000 missing people, and countless people without homes.
Supporters are seeking ways to help Ecuadorian victims in any possible way. Based on the immediate needs of the victims, donations of the following items are requested: non perishable food, canned food, baby formula, feminine pads, water, anti-inflammatory medicines, shampoo, diapers, tents in good shape, blankets, flashlights, batteries, matches, plastic bags, pet food, rice, oatmeal, and pasta.
Ecuadorian students will be outside ISU Parks Library from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through Friday April 29th, providing information and taking donations.
If you would like to contribute with a monetary donation, you can use the following links to do so:
Red-Cross Ecuador UN Refugee Agency UNICEF
Drop-off locations for donations will be at: East Student Office Space (Memorial Union), State Gym, Multicultural Student Affairs Office, Agronomy Hall (Main Office 2104), Kildee Hall (Main Office and room 119).