My name is Paul Ojeda, along with my brother Sergio Ojeda and few of our friends and family we have decided to raise money to send back home.

We currently live in Hightstown, New Jersey. Both my brother and I were borned and raise in Ecuador and this tragedy has struck us very hard.

My brother and I, and everyone involved in starting this campaign have no direct contact with any of the individuals affected in the earthquake that has taked over 500 lives and over 2500 injured and numbers keep on increasing. 

Our goal is to raise as much money as possible in efforts to help our brothers back home get back to their feet. We will be sending the money to Ecuador via international wire to entity FLAR (Fondo Lationamericano de Reservas) receiving bank is Banco Central del Ecuador account number 101602 or approaching our local consulate in Newark, NJ or New York, NY.

The funds donated here will be spend according to what the receiving entity desires they need to spend on. We do not have direct contact with the entity but we are aware that funds are needed. As Ecuadoreans that reside outside the country it is our duty to provide for our brothers back home. I currently have family members assisting in search and rescue tasks back in Ecuador. 

On Saturday, April 16, 2016 my beloved country, Ecuador was struck with a 7.8-maginute earthquake. As of right now there have been over 413 people killed and over 2,500 injured; with experts saying the numbers will be increasing as the days pass. 
Once agains we ask that you please donate funds to send back home in efforts to aid anyone who is in dire need. Many families have lost everything; homes, cars, loved ones. They need as much help as they can get, anything to let them know they are not alone.

Any donation large or small that you can contribute to the cause will be greatly appreciated.
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Sergio Ojeda 
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