The mammoth 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador this weekend has claimed more than 500 lives — and counting — with some 2,500 others injured. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the nation in more than 70 years, and people, towns, cities, governments, and NGOs will be trying to mend these wounds for months and years to come. President Rafael Correa has estimated that it may cost up to $3 billion to repair the damage. Every little bit will help Ecuador get back on its feet in this time of mourning, so please make your donations through the Red Cross or another reputable organization that can do good for the country. It is a long road ahead, and every contribution can make a difference.