We were stunned when we awoke on Sunday, April 17 to hear the news of the earthquake in Ecuador. We had travelled through many of the areas affected in January and February. After much searching on the internet I was able to find information about some of those places; especially Mompiche which is very close to the earthquake’s epicentre. (Thanks to the Lonely Planet forum where I was able to read posts from people in Mompiche. Very good news that the town was basically undamaged and there was no tsunami).
My workplace is accepting donations for the Red Cross Relief fund. Also from May 20 -23 fellow artist Joanna Rogers and myself will be donating to the Red Cross from the proceeds of our annual Same, Same but… Different art exhibition at the Sea Star Winery on Pender Island (click on the previous highlighted link for more information).
“Best wishes” and buena suerte to all our friends and their families in Ecuador.