Danbury area residents are stepping up to help out after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck coastal Ecuador causing severe damage to the Manabí Province.
Mayor Mark Boughton issued the following statement:
“We are saddened by the terrible loss of life that this earthquake has caused. On behalf of the City of Danbury, I would like to extend deepest sympathy and prayers to all of those affected by this devastating tragedy. When one member or part of our community suffers a loss, the entire city shares in the loss. I know all of our residents have the people of Ecuador in their hearts.”
The Ecuadorian Civic Center of Greater Danbury is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the places most affected. The center is located at 20 West Street. The benefit on Sunday is from 8:00am-8:00pm. Contact the center at (203) 790-1818 for more information.