SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced that they are aiding relief efforts following the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco last Friday.
The Quakes Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, has launched a fundraising campaign for these efforts. Donations are being accepted through the Foundation’s Instagram fundraiser, accessible on mobile phone, and the Quakes will match up to $10,000. All funds donated will go directly to CARE, a humanitarian organization providing emergency water, food, shelter, and medical support at the epicenter. To learn more and donate directly to CARE, click here.
About Morocco Earthquake Crisis:
More than 2,800 people have been killed and thousands injured after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Morocco on Friday. The earthquake is one of the strongest to hit the region in more than six decades. Coupled with the disaster, freezing weather conditions are further endangering survivors and complicating rescue efforts.
About Quakes Foundation:
The Quakes Foundation promotes unity through sport. We strive to improve health and fitness outcomes for local youth and combat food insecurity in our community. Through the cultivation of the game of soccer, we create and facilitate programs that produce positive impact for children and families in these areas of focus throughout the Bay Area. To learn more and support, please visit www.sjearthquakes.com/community.
CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. This year, CARE and partners worked in 111 countries, reaching more than 174 million people around the world through 1,600 projects. CARE has been in Morocco since 2008 increasing access to basic services for the most vulnerable.