How can I help?
If you are in the U.S. you can text the following organizations:
SMS text “CHILE” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross
SMS text “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity
SMS text “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision
SMS text “REBUILD” to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA
SMS text “CHILE” to 52000 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army
SMS text “YOUTH” to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF
Or donate with a credit card to the International Medical Corps.
Worldwide and in the U.S.:
You can donate through the following organizations using a credit card
* American Red Cross
* World Vision
* Doctors without borders
* SOS Children's Villages
* Habitat for Humanity
* Global giving (paypal also available)
* Or you can donate through Google to UNICEF and Direct Relief International.
Others ways to help
The community help_chile has been created and it's operating in a similar way as help_haiti.
You can also contact your local Chilean embassy or consulate if you would like information about other ways to help (links in spanish).
If you or someone you know needs information about missing people there are two websites set up: Google person finder (english and spanish) and Buscador de personas (spanish).
If you have any information about other ways to help, let me know and I'll edit this post. Please let know everyone you can about the need of help, every little thing is appreciated; In the name of my fellow Chileans I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you mods for approving this post.