Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber “Hands for Ecuador” Campaign
The Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the Ecuadorian Consulate in Atlanta, are working in a relief effort for the victims of the 7.8-magnitude quake rocked Ecuador’s coast on April 16, killing hundreds and injuring thousands more. Given the current death toll—nearly 800—it is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since 1987.
We have started a campaign to assist in raising funds and collecting emergency supplies at various locations through the Metropolitan Savannah and Liberty County from April 25 to May 16, 2016. We also have suggested links for monetary support that go directly to the affected needs – water and medical needs.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: tents, mosquito netting, toilet paper, flashlights and batteries, canned food, adult and baby diapers, baby food, women sanitary pads, baby wipes, light blankets, isopropyl alcohol and antibacterial soap.
LOCATIONS: As of this release locations are: (Make sure that you call prior arriving with a donation)
- Chatham Parkway Subaru – 7 Park of Commerce Way, Savannah, GA 31405 Tel. (912) 695-5038 Contact: Malcolm Williams Drop-off hours: Mon-Fri 8am–8 pm Sat: 8am – 6 pm
Mucho Gusto Latin Market – 612 US Highway 80 W. Savannah, GA 31408 (912) 330-4248
Contact: Iris Sarria Drop-off hours: Mon-Sat 11am – 8 pm.
- 3. Centro Hispano – 1 Gamble Rd. Savannah, GA 3140 Tel. (912)
Contact: Samuel Rodriguez Drop-off hours: Tue-Fri 10am-3pm
- Mi Mundo Supermarket – 5934 Ga Highway 21 S Rincon, GA 31326-5505 (912) 826-0377
- Hinesville Georgia – Contact Denise Dudley at (912) 463-3348
MONETARY: We suggest that monetary donations are done through one of the following channels:
Samaritan’s Purse has added an Ecuador specific fundraising page. They will be sending a Tier-2 emergency field hospital with emergency staff. They also plan on bringing clean water for 50,000 people and shelters for 5,000 families. In addition to the overwhelming medical need, Samaritan’s Purse is also working to bring clean water to 50,000 people and meet the shelter needs of 5,000 households.
LifeStraw is an organization working to make clean water available to everyone on the coast is through water purifiers. LifeStraw currently has a team of staff and partners in Ecuador that are managing logistics, partnerships, deliveries, monitoring and training. We have setup a link to group donations from the Savannah region. Donate here to help this effort.
Please help us help our brothers and sisters in this really catastrophic event! Also, please remember to pray for the people of Ecuador as they face this disaster. Ask for healing for the hurting, comfort for those who have lost loved ones, and for salvation for those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ.
CONTACTS: Araceli Harper – Tel 912-272-4579 or Susana Herrera (912) 220-9657