Town of Babylon Councilman Tom Donnelly—who organized a collection of 20 boxes of emergency supplies for Ecuador’s earthquake relief effort—recently hosted members of the Quito Fire Department at Town Hall. The Quito Fire Department is one of the organizations leading the recovery in Ecuador. Last month, the Town of Babylon Department of Public Works transported the supplies to the Ecuador Consulate, where they were then shipped to the Quito Fire Department.
As a thank you for the Town’s help, Coronel Eber Arroyo—Commander of the Quito Fire Department—presented Councilman Donnelly with three statues of the Virgen de Quito. According to Arroyo, the statue represents Ecuador’s own “Statue of Liberty.” Councilman Donnelly gratefully accepted the gift on behalf of the Town, and noted that it was an honor to help out a fellow community in need.
Pictured from left to right are Catherine Babish-Administrative Assistant to Councilman Donnelly, Kevin J Malloy-Attorney at Law, Estefania Guevara-Administrative Assistant to Coronel Arroyo, Fernanda Donoso-Public Relations for Quito Fire Department, Councilman Donnelly, Coronel Arroyo, Colleen Shivers, Joseline Jara, Alexander Osorio-Adviser to Coronel Arroyo, and Willy Vilon-Babylon Town Department of Public Works.