Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 – 02:32 PM EST
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Apr. 20 /CSRwire/ - In response to the devastation caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday in Ecuador, Global Impact has established the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund to provide critical humanitarian assistance to the region. The fund will support the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts of international charities on the ground.
Hitting the Pacific coast of Ecuador, the powerful earthquake has killed more than 500 people and injured thousands more. In addition to the earthquake on Saturday, a second earthquake with a 6.2 magnitude shook the area today, causing even more destruction for the people of Ecuador. Global Impact charity partners are providing clean drinking water, food supplies, relief kits, necessary medical attention and safe shelter to those in need.
“Major natural disasters require a collaborative effort to address the full scope of such a tragedy,” said Scott Jackson, Global Impact President and CEO. “The Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund will provide additional resources to our charity partners as they assist with the immediate needs of the region and continue to support those affected in the months to come.”
The following Global Impact charity partners are responding to the earthquake:
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA
International Medical Corps
Plan International USA
Save the Children
SOS Children's Villages – USA
UNICEF, The U.S. Fund for
To help those in need and support the work of the organizations listed above, donate to the Global Impact Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund today.
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Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for four of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, the New York City Combined Federal Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign of Central Virginia. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
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