A powerful 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 3:54 am local time on 26 of November 2019 with an epicentre 20 miles northwest of the capital Tirana in the Adriatic Sea. The quake was followed by several aftershocks, including one of 5.3 magnitude. Albanian Authorities described it as the strongest earthquake in the last 20-30 years.
Albanian rescuers were digging through rubble as desperate survivors trapped in toppled buildings cried out for help on Tuesday. After the strongest earthquake in decades claimed at least 27 lives with hundreds injured. Many of the dead were pulled from the ruins in Durres and the nearby town of Thumane. Most of the deaths occurred in the coastal city of Durres and the town of Thumane, close to the epicentre.
Hundreds spent the night in tents, some slept in cars, as aftershocks continue. The health ministry meanwhile said that more than 600 people received first aid in hospitals. Some 300 soldiers have been sent to Durres and Thumane while around 1,900 police officers have also been deployed to help.
As a company that has a strong ethics for supporting various charities in Albania and UK, we would like to invite you to join the good cause in this difficult time and donate funds to help most affected families. We ourselves make a promise that Ilyrian Construction and Everest Scaffolding will match any contributions received. All the money raised will be donated personally to the most affected families in Albania, by three of the members that initiated this fundraising comparing. London Albania Radio will provide a presenter and cameraman to film the entire donation process. The money will be spent on buying clothes, medicines and food for all Albanians affected that don't have any support or shelter.
100% of funds donated will be used to support services and recovery for area and transported personally by this charity members. All the procedure of donations given will be filmed and recorded to ensure your funds are used for the right purpose.
As Albania was waiting to celebrate its Independence Day this event was a shock and left Albanians devastated . All those people sleeping outside on the cold weather are waiting for your help. Anything donated to support families, babies and elderly people in this moment when they need your support the most will be greatly appreciated.
On Behalf of Ilyrian Construction and Everest Scaffolding we want to thank all the people that will give their contribution.
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