Dear family, most of us have seen the devastation caused by the earthquake in Morocco in the past few days.
The earthquake struck at around 11.11 p.m. local time (6.11 p.m ET) on Friday. Its epicenter was located in the High Atlas mountain range, about 72 kilometers (44.7 miles) southwest of Marrakech, a city of about 840,000 people.
Its impact was felt far and wide, reaching as far north as Casablanca. But it most severely damaged towns and villages near the base of the Atlas Mountains, while also ripping through the center and suburbs of Marrakech.
Over 2000 people have died with more under rubble and many thousands more injured. Food, water, clothing, tents and blankets are desperately needed as many people are homeless and sleeping outside to protect themselves from the aftershocks.
ACT Foundation is currently reaching out via our contacts to see who we can best work with to support our aid efforts. If you have any contact on the ground, anyone to suggest, please post in the group. A small team is gathering as we speak to travel out to Morocco.
Your help and support is desperately required. Please direct anyone who has contacts in the area or is willing to help to please email us on email@example.com .
For donations to support the aid effort we have a secure donation portal via Mohanji International Foundation at the following link (purpose – select the ACT 20th Anniversary Projects option) :
All the funds will go towards earthquake relief. To contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your loving help and support.
ACT Foundation disaster relief team