Vision Travel Foundation Supports Ecuador Earthquake Relief
Supplies provided by Vision Travel
Travel has provided
supplies and funds to support Ecuadorian communities in the aftermath of the
country’s recent devastating earthquake. Ruben Dominguez, a Vision Travel
Senior Travel Advisor and native of Ecuador, travelled to the country on April
th to assist with relief and recovery efforts.
Vision Travel Foundation, the company’s registered charitable organization, has matched employee donations for the Canadian Red Cross Ecuador Earthquake Appeal. Vision helped support Ruben’s efforts and provided additional supplies including clothing, non-perishable food, toilet paper, flashlights, hats and gloves.
Vision also partnered with CanSafe-SafetyZone to supply $5000 worth of donated goods such as leather construction gloves, respirators and safety masks.
“While I tried getting near the worst hit areas to offer help, it was nearly impossible due to health and safety reasons. All the goods donated by Vision Travel and CanSafe-SafetyZone have been taken to the city of Ibarra’s Saint Francis of Assisi Parish whose sister church is about 2 hr. 40 min. away from the main earthquake zone of Pedernales. They have been feeding roughly 1200 locals daily. I expect that the people of Ecuador will be in need for quite some time. All support and contributions towards the people of Ecuador are greatly appreciated,” said Ruben.