The Chile Earthquake: How You Can Help
03/02/2010 - 19:00 | 5 Comments|
The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through Chile on Saturday, Feb. 27 was a stark reminder that no matter how prepared we are, natural forces still have the power to trump human ingenuity. Since Saturday, images have been flooding in, demonstrating that although the death tolls have not reached anything close to the loss of human life experienced in Haiti, the devastation is undeniable. As the Chilean government assesses the damage and opens its border to international aid, we wanted to give you a glimpse into the day-to-day reality that Chilenos are facing.
You can help by donating to the charities below:
Contribute to The Red Cross International Response Fund, which has already pledged 50,000 to help the effort. Your donations can help them to send more aid to the area.
Donate to the United Way, which has promised to provide long-term relief in the region. You can also text CHILE to 864833 to pledge $10 to the United Way.
You can also donate to Direct Relief International to help provide medical aid in the region, something which the Chilean government has specifically asked for assistance with. To give to the Chilean relief effort, visit Direct Relief International and type "Chile" in the Designation field to indicate where you'd like your donation to be used.