sinitaivas (fin_landia) wrote in ontd_political,

Chile earthquake relief

As most of you must know, Chile was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami this past saturday. Chile is a country prepared for this kind of natural disasters but sadly the situation it's catastrophic so we need all the help available.

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

* Oxfam

* 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).

Finding people

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.
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