SOS Ecuador Campaign

SHPE Central Florida Professional Chapter has started a social campaign “SOS Ecuador” in order to help the people of the country and make a difference.

Dear  Members:

As you know, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by 4 more magnitude 6 and 5.8 earthquakes, 230 aftershocks and has affected thousands of people. SHPE Central Florida Professional Chapter has started a social campaign “SOS Ecuador” in order to help the people of the country and make a difference. This video shows the magnitude of the earthquake and the damage to the country https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd62I_jLYF4

SHPE CFL is working directly with two strong organizations “the Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC” and” the Sub-Secretary of the United Nations in Switzerland in charge for disability” in global campaigns that will make a difference on Ecuador’s future. Also, SHPE CFL has partner with North Lake Park Elementary and “Unidos Por Ecuador” foundation in Orlando in order to reach out to the Orlando community and gather supplies to send to Ecuador.

There are 3  ways to donate if interested and any small donations can have a major impact on a distressed country like Ecuador after the earthquake:

 

  1. United Nations – Houses Reconstruction Project for People with Disability: This donation will be led by the United Nations in Switzerland and the Sub-secretary of Disability. The donations will be going straight to a United Nations account that will have the objective on collecting funds to reconstruct the houses for the Ecuadorian disable community. People with all type of disabilities that need special care and attention will be the beneficiaries of this program. Monetary donations are crucial but does not have to be strictly financial. They can be on the form of engineering and technical support for the project. Drawing development, project managing, technical suggestions, etc. The United Nations and Ecuador are in need, and your engineering experience can help make a difference. Please incorporate the following nomenclature with your donations (your name – #SHPECFL ). If you would like to participate on the projects team and help with your engineering expertise, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will channel your request to the United Nations.
    BANCO INTERMEDIARIO: WACHOVIA BANK
    SWIFT: PNBPUS3NNYC
    ABA: 026005092 NEW YORK -USA
    BANCO BENEFICIARIO:BANCO DEL PACIFICO
    SWIFT: PACIECEG
    AV. NACIONES UNIDAS E7-95
    QUITO – ECUADOR
    BENEFICIARIO
    NOMBRE: FENEDIF
    No. CUENTA: 07282729

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  2. Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Embassy: this donation will be led  by The Embassy of Ecuador in Washington D.C., the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the OAS and the Consulate of Ecuador in Washington D.C. and is focus on collecting donations for the reconstruction of Ecuador infrastructure,  transportation of goods, and any need the country authorities need. They are currently collecting donations at 2535 15th St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009, Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, and even over the weekend Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 16:00 pm. The National Secretariat for Risk Management of Ecuador has issued a list of priority goods, which are urgently needed to preserve life and health of those most affected.  You can purchase them through amazon or EBay and sent to the Embassy grounds directly. Please incorporate the following nomenclature with your donations (your name – #SHPECFL ). The Government of Ecuador, through one of its official channels in the United States, will promptly send an official letter of acknowledgment and appreciation in the name of its people, to each and every corporate donor, thanking for their solidarity and generosity in the face of human crisis.The Ecuadorian Government has set up the following bank account to collect monetary donations should you choose to help in this way:Bank: Citibank, N.A
    Swift: CITIUS33
    ABA: 021000089
    NY Account #: 36360112
    Account name: TERREMOTO ECUADOR/EARTHQUAKE ECUADOR
    Zip Code: 10043
    Phone number: 001-813-604-7062
    Citibank address: N.A.: 111 Wall St., New York, N.Y. 10043

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  3. North Lake Elementary: SHPE CFL, North Lake Elementary and Unidos por Ecuador, are organizing a donation collection at North Lake Elementary School until May 21st. You can stop by the school from 8am to 3:30 PM and drop your donations. SHPE CFL and North Lake teachers will be organizing the donations on Saturday May 21st from 9 AM to 12:30 PM for “Unidos por Ecuador” foundation to collect them and ship them to Ecuador and with the help of the Ecuadorean consul. You can come join us on May 21stto assist on the preparation of the donations.

 

***All the financial donations will have the proper tax deductible certificate so that any company can make a difference on this moment of need.***

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time or write us to our email shpecfl@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for your support.

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