As the video explained, our home town of Manabi, Ecuador suffered a devastating earthquake. Over 600 lives have been lost and hundreds more are still unaccounted for. Although our immediate family made it out okay, their homes and lives have been dramatically affected. A lot of our family have been displaced due to structural damage of their homes and are currently staying with friends and other family members. Food and water is scarce and the ability to work is non existent. Hundreds of businesses have been forced to shut down due to the damage the quake caused and access to the larger cities is only accessible through large trucks and by air; the roads have been completely destroyed.
The money raised will go directly to the Palacios and Andrade family to help rebuild their homes and lives. The house that you see pictured (Our mother’s childhood home) has to be torn down and cleaned up and the funds will help do that. My grandparents need medication flown in from the major cities since the pharmacies in our home town didn't make it. The home my grandparent now live in was affected from the quake as well and has to undergo massive construction to bring it up to code. Since food, water and supplies are scarce, a container will be shipped from the U.S. with aide to help feed our families and sustain them for the coming month of hardship.
Every dollar will go directly to helping our family get back on their feet and supply them with enough resources to survive life without work. We know that our beautiful country will persevere and bounce back but we need the help of our friends and family to ensure that this happens.
We ask for you to pray for our country and please donate; every dollar helps!
Thank you so much! God bless!
- Music by: Fesliyan Studios Instrumental
- Campaign Made by Louis & Gabe Palacios. Family members of the Palacios and Andrade family.
- Gabe was born in Manabi, Ecuador
- Louis was born in Torrance, CA
- Funds will be flown directly to Ecuador by either one of us or my mother or father
- All fund will go directly to help rebuild our homes and help our family members with medications, food, and money to survive without work.
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