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Updates on Earthquake in Chile, relief efforts, etc.

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Estimates of deaths resulting from yesterday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile, and consequent aftershocks, including an aftershock measured at 6.0 just this morning, have now climbed to over 700, with over 2 million displaced from their homes. (nytimes article)
Damages have been most severe in the region of Concepción, Chile’s second largest metropolitan center.

Various relief efforts have already begun, and opportunities established for those who wish to contribute.
Most convenient are those services set up whereby one may donate via text messages on a cell phone.
Here are a few:

  • Text the word “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity
  • Text the word “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision
  • Text the word “CHILE” to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army
  • Text the word “REBUILD” to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Operation USA’s Chile disaster relief efforts

Users can also donate money, United Airline miles, or other goods to Operation USA’s Chile disaster relief efforts at the group’s Web site.
Also, Google has set up a page on which one can donate to various efforts, and/or seek persons who are missing and/or offer information on those who are missing for those who may be seeking them.


Written by tonybaldwin

February 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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  1. President Obama proclaims March to be Red Cross month. Now is the time to create awareness for Chile quake victims and Haiti earthquake survivors. The earthquake death toll in 2010 is at new heights. Volunteers across the world are extending their reach to donate supplies and funds to humanitarian relief efforts. Medicine, materials, generators, fuel and clean water are what people need most.

    Generosity is what drives us.

    Crisis Relief

    March 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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