Monday, March 1, 2010

Who's Helping Out in Chile and How You Can Contribute to Earthquake Relief



Though Chile may have been somewhat prepared for the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast on Saturday, they are still in need of assistance with more than 700 dead and dozens of bridges and buildings collapsed. Here's a look at some organizations that have already gone into action and how you can help out:



· The American Red Cross is pledging $50,000 from its International Response Fund for relief operations. You can donate to the Red Cross online or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW.


· Habitat for Humanity Chile is already working on developing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the earthquake. To help, you can donate online or register to become a volunteer for Habitiat for Humanity in the U.S. They frequently send teams around the world to help build housing and shelter for those in need.


More! After the jump...
 SI USTED ES HISPANO EN ESTADOS UNIDOS TIENE FORMAS FACILES DE AYUDAR A CHILE DE INMEDIATO CON DONACIONES EN METALICO DE UNA FORMA SEGURA Y EFECTIVA, HAGA
UN MENSAJE DE TEXTO: "REBUILD" AL 50555 Y DONARA AUTOMATICAMENTE DIEZ DOLARES A "OPERACION USA' QUE MANDA AYUDA MEDICA A CHILE.
PUEDE LLAMAR TAMBIEN LLAMAR A LA CRUZ ROJA AMERICANA EN ESPANOL PARA HACER SU DONATION EN tarjeta de debito o credito 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) u online en el web www.redcross.org. , tambien puede hacer un "money order"to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or to the Collier chapter’s offices, at 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, Fla. 34119.
Otra via de ayudar a Chile es donando dinero a "Salvation Army" cuyos miembros ya estan en Chile:
Puede donar al web:
http://tinyurl.com/SalArmyChileEarthquake
LLame a 1-800-Sal-Army o done $10 via Salvation Army con un mensaje de texto que diga "Chile" al 52000("Salvation Army")
The Salvation Army

Tambien puede enviar por correo un cheque o "money order a:




"Chile Disaster Relief"


PO Box 80066, Prescott, AZ. 86304-8066


Escriba, ademas, en el "money order" "Chile Earthquake" o en el cheque.


· Operation USA is helping by sending medical aid to Chile. To help, you can donate miles to Operation USA through United Airlines Charity Miles program online or make a $10 donation by texting REBUILD to 50555.


· The Salvation Army is responding to the earthquake on-the-ground in Chile. You can support these efforts by supporting the Salvation Army's Chile Earthquake Relief Fund, where 100% of all donations will support these relief efforts.


Related Stories:


· Operation USA To Send Emergency Aid To Chile [Operation USA]


· Contributing to Chile, What You Can Do Now [Huffington Post]


· Volunteer Travel Coverage [Jaunted]



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