27 April 2016
An opportunity to help in Canoa
Posted by Callan Bentley
As I mentioned last week, I have family in one of the coastal towns in Ecuador that was hardest hit by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake the previous weekend.
Don and Wendy have asked me to share this opportunity to help: The James Dean Byrd Foundation runs a school in Canoa, La Escuela Bilingue los Algarrobos, whose campus is currently being used as a staging ground for the military’s assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake. The managers of the school have posted a note on their website asking for help (see link above, or click the photo below).
This is a local foundation in Canoa, with a proven track record of doing good work prior to the earthquake, and well positioned to help the citizens of Canoa in their time of crisis. Don and Wendy have indicated that this is the most useful organization where your dollars could be an immediate help to the people of Canoa. The foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization in the U.S., so your donations are tax deductible.
If you can help, please help.
I tried to donate but the transaction crashed as a server error. I also tried visiting the website but Chrome gave me a security warning. I’m not sure what’s going on there, but they should get it straightened out if they want people to donate.