Wellington resident asks for Ecuador earthquake help from Boy Scouts

A Wellington man helping to raise supplies for the people affected by the earthquake in Ecuador has gotten the Boy Scouts of America to jump into the effort.

The Ecuadorian people now need items like tents, air mattresses and sleeping bags — all items that Boy Scouts likely have. Thousands of people are homeless after the earthquake rocked the country last month.

Rich Darquea, who organized a supply drive late last month, is coordinating efforts with the Boy Scouts.

The supplies are sent to Ecuador through Doral-based cargo company Provex. The items don’t need to be new.

For more information, you can contact Rick at Radarquea69@gmail.com.

Here’s a full list:

  1. Tents
  2. Canopy tents (like for tailgating)
  3. Air mattresses
  4. Sleeping bags
  5. Plastics tarps
  6. bed nets to keep bugs away
  7. First aid kits
  8. Bug repelant
  9. Water Filters
  10. Generators
Rick Darquea and nearly 20 volunteers collected donations in Wellington last month for Ecuador earthquake victims (Photo provided).

Rick Darquea and nearly 20 volunteers collected donations in Wellington last month for Ecuador earthquake victims (Photo provided).