Hello, my name is Maria Lorena Morgan. I was born in Ecuador, in a city called Guayaquil; about 5 hours away from the epicenter of the 7.8 earthquake that hit my country last Saturday.
Over 400 deaths, 2500 injured and countless men, women and children who will forever be affected by this tragedy.
I now live in Reno, Nevada and have been for the past 10 years.
My effort to raise money is to be able to help all the affected victims that were not only left without homes or material possesions, but without families. Our guarantee is that every dollar donated will go directly to people in need, without any money going to administrative fees typical of larger organizations or involment of third parties.
A major concern at this moment is the numbers of victims in this tragedy who have lost their lives and are laying on the streets that do not have a coffin or a place to be buried.
We have direct contact with a business owner that makes coffins for a living. He has volunteered to provide the labor to make them but does not have the money for supplies; estimated cost: $37 per coffin.
Our first distribution of the money will go directly to this cause.
The remaining donations will go towards the re-construction of homes. I've been in contact with an organization in Ecuador called Christ's Home. They are reliable and have been building homes for the poor in Ecuador for many years. Our contact there is Patricia Moreira and the priest (director of the Org.) his name is Eduardo Vega.
My best friend (David Villavicencio) has been providing free labor for many years and recommended this organization.
Please help me come together as ONE nation to help our brothers and sisters in need.
Any amount that you can help with means the world not only to me but to all of those left without a home.
I believe in solidarity and I know I can count on your generous hearts and willing power to HELP but most importantly I believe in the power of prayer so keep these innocent victims in your prayers!
Thank you for all that you do. God bless!
- Jessica Wilson
- Monika Kelner
- Josh Hicks
- Katy McMahon
- Michael Roberson
Organizer and beneficiary