Help Urgently Needed for Ecuador

Collaboration for the Earthquake in Ecuador!

28 April 2016

May the Lord give you peace!

Last 16th April, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck the Province of Manabil in Ecuador, leaving numerous dead and many wounded. The Order immediately felt a special concern and solicitude for the brothers and sisters in Ecuador, expressing its solidarity by commencing prayers for the whole people of Ecuador.

Now we wish to take a further step in solidarity; we invite you to collaborate with the solidarity project begun by the Franciscan friars who are present in Ecuador. The first action taken was for immediate help through the collection of primary goods thanks to the Radio, “Francisco Stereo” and “Gesù del Gran Poder”, advancing the campaign to collect assistance in the historical Plaza San Francisco in Quito.

However the project must also confront other medium-term challenges: the construction of popular housing in wood with basic services, “something which can satisfy the needs of many people who have no place in which to live or sleep” says Fr. Mario Liroy Ortega OFM, the Provincial Minister in Ecuador. He adds, “In order to carry out this project we have need of international help and solidarity”.

For this reason, brothers and sisters, from the General Curia of the Friars Minor, we invite you to collaborate in the promotion of this project. We invite you to participate in spreading the message as much as possible and to contribute economically. All the contributions to construct the necessary popular housing can be deposited at:

(Currency: USD)
Banco Internacional S.A.
Av. Patria E4 21 y 9 de Octubre
Teléfono 4009100
Quito – Ecuador

Account Number: 0200112044



Beneficiary’s Address:
Calle Cuenca 477 y Sucre
Aptdo. 17 01 4125 Quito

MOTIVE: Ecuador Earthquake

Whoever wishes, and for whom it is more convenient, contributions can also be lodged to the General Bursar’s Account, indicating the motive for the contribution.

(Currency: €)
Banca Popolare di Sondrio
Sede de Roma
Viale Cesare Pavese, 336 – Roma

IBAN: IT53E0569603211000004794X45

Beneficiary: O.F.M. – Economato Generale


Beneficiary’s Address:
Via Santa Maria Mediatrice, 25
00165 Roma

MOTIVE: Ecuador Earthquake

May the crucified and risen Lord sustain and bless them and may the intercession of the Holy Virgin Mary and our Seraphic Father, St. Francis assist them and accompany them.

Br. Michael A. Perry OFM

Minister general y servant

Prot. 106523

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