REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 16, 2016, Ecuador was devastated by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left hundreds dead and thousands injured. Within hours of the news, people all over the world created GoFundMe campaigns to raise funds for the victims. Today, we're proud to announce that the GoFundMe community has collectively raised over $1,000,000 to support the victims and the families impacted by the earthquake.
The GoFundMe community has a history of coming together when natural disasters strike. $7 million was raised on GoFundMe in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes. Campaign organizers raised $2.5 million for the 2015 California wildfires, and over $1.1 million for the storms in the Carolinas this past year.
"Once again, the GoFundMe community has come together to help those in need. Hundreds of individuals started GoFundMe campaigns to help the victims of this devastating earthquake, and the support immediately poured in, raising over $1 million," said GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon. "We hope this money will help Ecuador recover and rebuild from this tragic event, and we encourage the GoFundMe community to continue to support the victims and their loved ones during this difficult time."
To view the Ecuador campaigns, click here or visit https://www.gofundme.com/ecuador-earthquake-relief.