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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Efforts Continue in West Orange and Environs


WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Weeks after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds and devastated Ecuador's Pacific coast, residents of West Orange and surrounding towns are continuing fundraising and relief efforts.

The West Orange Hispanic Foundation and other organizations will be conducting
a donation drive at the parking lot of SUPER SUPER market on Jefferson Street in Orange on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West Orange Deputy Mayor Rodolfo Rodriguez said, "These donations will be delivered to the International Red Cross, so we hope residents will come and support the people of Ecuador."

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The Passaic Ecuadorean Alliance continues to collect food, medicine, hygiene and other items. The Alliance is located at 75 Lexington Ave. in Passaic. Canned and shelf stable foods, soap. toothpaste, diapers, flash lights and blankets are among the items still needed.

Drop-off times vary by day. You can check the flyer with this article for more information.

Finally, later this month on May 26, the Pleasantdale Chateau will dedicate “A Night For Ecuador,” to raise relief funds for the victims of the Ecuador earthquake.

The night includes music provided by Blanc Noir Event Group & Ultrafonk Entertainment--owned and operated by Ecuadorian-born DJs and the event hosts. Also included is Ecuadorian-inspired food by Pleasantdale Chateau along with several Ecuadorian restaurants from the northern New Jersey region.

All the proceeds from raffles, silent auctions and ticket sales will be donated to the relief efforts of the Ecuadorian Red Cross, and additional donations can also be made at the event, or by going to the website

Donations can also be made through the American Red Cross and other relief agencies.It is estimated it will take months, if not years, for the towns most affected by the earthquake and the surrounding region to rebuild.

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