(Washington, DC)  The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) joined forces with APALA (Association of Latin American Police Attaches), and the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association to support the earthquake relieve efforts underway and directed by the Ecuadorian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Ecuador has suffered from a M7.8 earthquake 27km SSE of Muisne, Ecuador.  The death toll tops 400 and is expected to rise further.

Thursday, April 28 was Police support day at the Embassy of Ecuador.  Helping with the receiving of donations provided by the community included: Anthony Chapa, Executive Director of HAPCOA, Alex Zunca, Director APLA and Police Liaison Attaches from Panama, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Chile and Peru.

On Saturday, April 30 a second container filled with a variety of much needed supplies, diapers, clothing, food and medicines was shipped to Ecuador from Washington, DC.