Non Profit Charity
For donation information, contact:

Phone: (970) 430-5797
[email protected]
April 16th 2016, Ecuador was struck by the most powerful earthquake the country has seen since 1949. Hundreds of lives have been lost, thousands have been injured and tens of thousands need emergency shelters. With all donations you will receive your donation receipt for your tax return.

Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund
Where your donations went ($38,582.68)

  Back to Work Program

Disaster Relief Management


  • Payroll—Workers started out at $15/day for the first week. After the first week trial the wages increased to $20/day. By the end of week three, we had over 200 workers. ($17,680.83)
  • Lunch—We provided lunch for all of the workers in addition to their salary. ($2,095)
  • We were able to pay for the round-trip airline tickets of Liam Hartman; an expert in Disaster Relief Management. ($1,000)
  • Teams of workers were sent to hand-demolish buildings. This allowed to save a lot more personal belongings than a back-hoe or heavy machinery. Using this technique, we were able to salvage simple things like toilets and undamaged wood that could be used again in the rebuilding process that big machinery would have destroyed in the process.
  • Purchase of basic construction material. Wheelbarrows, shovels, hammers, rope, harnesses, hard hats, safety glasses, and work gloves. ($2,342.85)
  • Our team was responsible for demolishing the municipal building here in Canoa


  • Because of the sense of urgency to recover personal and building materials from damaged houses salvage teams were sent in to help families recover what they could from the wreckage and store those items in a safe place until the family had recovered enough to take the items and reuse them in rebuilding.


  • Teams were working constantly on building temporary structures out of plastic and bamboo to keep the families out of the elements 24 hours a day.
  • We purchased plastic and hired workers to go out to Rio Canoa to cut down bamboo from various locations to build shelters for people that were exposed to the elements. ($2,550)
  • Teams built shoring systems to hold up damaged buildings so workers could safely enter and recover valuables and work around the structure without fear of further injury.
  • We rebuilt the damaged walls of two different schools here in Canoa. We donated the bricks, bags of cement, and the labor force to rebuild the school as fast as possible. ($1,709)

Clean Up

  • Teams of workers were sent to clean up specific sites to allow for future construction and to remove on-sight dangers; i.e. broken glass and construction materials.

 The Community Water Well

  • We located a sight in the middle of town and drilled a 32-meter-deep hydro-injected well that delivers 80 liters of water per minute, 24 hours a day. Canoa does not have a water system and this water was distributed to people to use for washing and cleaning as well as wetting down the streets to minimize dust from the roads. ($8,315)
    • Holding Tank for gravity feed pressure, also functions without electricity
    • 4 Shower Stations
    • 2 Laundry Stations
    • Portable Tank Filling Station
    • ($920)

First Responder

  • Our group was the first responder help for many of the outlying smaller communities around Canoa. We brought medical supplies, food and water to these communities over the course of a month. We also built many temporary shelters for many of the families that were affected.
    • Nuevo Briceno
    • Briceno
    • Rio Canoa
      • Ambache
      • Rio Canoa Adentro
    • Rio Muchacho
    • Muyuyall
    • Zapallo

Distribution Centers

  • After seeing the breakdown in donation methods implemented by the government we developed distribution centers for donations to help combat donor dependency. These donation centers were basically impromptu “stores” that were set up in four different communities to distribute the donations in a very organized manner in addition to collecting valuable census information about the community. ($160)

Medical Rounds

  • Through our medical team we were able to take care of several different communities that were not receiving enough attention. Throughout the recovery we were analyzing, treating, and continuing care for the first 2 months after the earthquake.
  • Our team was the ambulance for the first 72 hours, making trips down the beach from Canoa to Bahia.

We purchased and distributed shoes for children that were barefoot. ($200)

Shuttle service: We used our trucks for countless miles delivering supplies, workers and donations throughout the area. ($1000)

Water and Sewer System at the Canoa Refugee Camp

  • Our local team worked with the government to set up the water and sewer system in the initial stages of designing the systems for the camp that housed 850 refugees from Canoa and surrounding areas.

We purchased and delivered 100 units of water purification treatments. ($310)

We purchased gas for the military vehicles that were having financial and logistical problems. ($300)

We would like to thank all the people who donated, as well as the countless number of volunteers that came and helped the people of Canoa. There are just too many to thank individually, but you know who you are and what you did for this community.