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Help Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Help us deliver desperately needed aid to survivors of the deadly earthquake in Ecuador. Shipments will include medical and recovery supplies approved by the United Nations.

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Survivors of 7.8-magnitude Quake Need Help From Catholics in America

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An assessment team including logisticians has prioritized the needs and current capacity of health facilities in each community, and the decision was made to use existing medical facilities for care rather than set up field operations.  The medicines and medical supplies sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach donors are being distributed based on this analysis. 

The first two Emergency Health Kits are being used in Manabí – the province most affected by the two earthquakes.  Of the confirmed 480 deaths, 86% (or 414) of these were in Manabí.  A total of 112 health facilities in Manabí are non-operating or with only limited services due to lack of water, electricity, or structural damage.  The remaining operational health facilities are saturated by the increased demand, but they remain the best option for providing services in the area. 

Overall, nearly 500 earthquake casualties in Ecuador need our attention, care and prayer.  Outreaches emphasizing medical needs will continue to be a priority, however, the need for safe shelter has also become an issue and Cross is working with Fr. Francisco Sánchez and the Salesians in Esmeraldas to provide safe housing.  Funding for this housing project is still needed.  Please keep Ecuador in your prayers!

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Although compassionate doctors and nurses have rushed into Ecuador to treat survivors of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, they can only provide a useful service if they are properly supplied.  Our goal is to meet that urgent need for resources … with your help.

Cross Catholic Outreach has secured Emergency Health Kits that are now ready for expedited airlift into the areas of Ecuador hardest hit by the earthquake. In the hands of the doctors and nurses already in place and ready to serve, these medical resources will save lives! The Emergency Health Kits are UN-approved, one-ton pallets of essential medicines, medical supplies and low-tech medical devices for the treatment of 10,000 people for 90 days.

Your timely support and prayers are crucial as our staff continues to monitor the unfolding crisis and explore how we can most effectively aid the ongoing relief effort. The sooner we send supplies, the more lives can be saved!



Our Promise to You – Proceeds will go directly to the most urgent projects of the need you have selected. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fund a particular project in any given category, the excess fund will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.

Cross Catholic Outreach

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PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

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