Reaching out during disaster.

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Is any mail being delivered to projects that were not affected by the earthquake in Ecuador? I would like to write to my child,but will wait until you give the all clear.
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Normalee Groshart

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Sandy Montoya

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I was wondering that as well since the country office is in Quito and it may not have been as affected as the epicenter, but the whole country must be reeling. And I've not found out yet if my children have been affected, but from what I've read online, one of them is in a community that was severely impacted. I'd love to write to encourage her but it seems it would be a long time before letters can be flowing again when even now they are dealing with aftershocks.
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Normalee and Sandy, the country office in Ecuador was not affected by the earthquake. We are in the process of providing immediate needs in Ecuador and contacting supporters whose children were affected. This means that all operations, including letter delivery continues at this time. I am sure your children would love to hear from you! 

Sandy, as of the most recent update as of Friday from our office in Ecuador, your children were unaffected. 
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Thank you Susan! Another sponsor had said EC350 was one that was affected, but she wasn't sure the info was accurate. I did some online news searches and discovered one news story that said 80% of her community (Babahoyo) was underwater (it is on a river), but didn't see anything saying people were hurt or killed. I will write my EC kids a note of encouragement. I imagine no matter what, everyone in the country has been shaken by this, and not just literally. 

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