A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Manabi province of Ecuador in April of 2016. Thousands were found dead, and hundreds of thousands without shelter, food and water. Reconstruction and relief efforts will take up an immeasurable amount of help. District 5340 in association with District 4400 will be executing various fundraisers and projects to help lead efforts. The first fundraiser was held in May of 2016, in association with Nestle Toll House at the Chula Vista Center and in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley, more than $1000 dollars were raised at the event. More than $17,000 were raised as a district collectively.