Vigil for Ecuador earthquake victims

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

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

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

Kelowna Capital News