My name is Janna Cain of Charlotte North Carolina, my first cousins- inlaw Christian Limongi, Mayra Macias and their baby Mia are now homeless and have lost everything they own, their home was located in the same building as their family business it was a small store
that sold children's party goods for birthdays . So not only have they lost their home in all of their belongings but they have also lost their family business and their livelihood. They lived in Manta Ecuador, in Barrio Tarrqui (One of the areas most devastated by the earthquake)
I have added a picture of what is left of Christians home and family business above.
We re trying to help them raise money so that they can start to rebuild their lives. We are asking an initial goal of A couple of thousand which is an estimated amount to help this family relocate to a safer area as their city is still without power, and the building that they used to call home is nothing but a pile of rubbleThe idea is that with $1-3k they can relocate and pay rent and utilities else where, where they can begin to recoverAs you probably know Ecuador was hit by a strong earthquake of 7.8 on Saturday night. The whole country is in a state of emergency, there are at least 480 dead and 4060 injured and 107 still missing (figures that are likely to increase). This country does not have the resources to respond to this type of emergency. Please if you can help with any type of donation you would make a big difference in the life of this family who lost their home and everything they own to the quake. no amount is too small or too large, we thank you dearly for your help. The sharing of this post is also greatly appreciated. Thank you so much dear friends!
Once the goal is reached all of the funds will be sent to the recipient Christian Limongi via Western Union, I will provide receipt to all contributors once transaction has taken place. If the goal is reached before Saturday this weekend we will send the funds with our aunt Christians aunt also) Gina Limongi as she is traveling to Guayaquil by plane and she will meet with Christian to deliver the funds.
In the spirit of full transparency Christian Limongi and his wife Mayra have been tagged in every Facebook post regarding this campaign so that they in the few moments that they do have electricity on their phones can check in and see what people are donating.