Vigil for Ecuador earthquake victims

UBC Okanagan students to host fundraiser event at Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna on Sunday, 6 p.m.

  • Jun. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

More than 700 people were killed in an earthquake that struck the South American country of Ecuador in April.

UBC Okanagan students have organized a vigil this weekend in support of the victims of an earthquake that struck the South American country of Ecuador in April.

The vigil is also being combined as a fundraiser, set to take place on Sunday, 6 p.m., at Stuart Park in downtown Kelowna.

Behind organizing this event are Apapacho Latin American Student Association, other UBCO international students, UBCO student union and Kelowna’s Global Minga
.

In mid-April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, killing more 700 people. Thousands more were injured and became homeless. Aftershocks and a second earthquake in May, registering 6.7, added to the country’s struggle to recover.

All donations will go directly to communities affected through Global Shapers Quito, and there is a website to give donations, https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/ecuador-earthquake-emergency-relief–2

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