Local nonprofit seeks donations toward Ecuador earthquake relief

Local nonprofit seeks donations toward Ecuador earthquake relief

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A local nonprofit is seeking help from the public to bring relief to the people of Ecuador, following a massive earthquake.

CNN reported Saturday, April 16, that the 7.8-magnitude quake had killed at least 413 people.

More than 3,000 people were injured.

Tucson-based World Care works to provide humanitarian relief by recycling surplus materials and supply to create usable resources for health, education and sustainable communities worldwide, according to its website.

The nonprofit is asking for donations, as well as volunteers to help sort and pack boxes.

The goal for the first shipment is to get enough supplies to put four to five pallets on a truck.

One pallet contains about eight boxes, which can help roughly 40 to 50 people.

World Care volunteers hope, that if they have all the supplies they need and everything is packed, the first shipment could leave Tucson in two to three weeks.

For those who'd like to donate, there are three categories of supplies:

  • Cleaning needs: Gloves, masks and garbage bags.
  • Hygiene: Toothpaste, shampoo, soap and toilet paper
  • Medical: Band-aids, tape and gauze

 For more information on where to donate, click here: tucsonne.ws/22KAyw3

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