Saturday, March 06, 2010

How to Help Chilean Earthquake Survivors

Last Saturday, February 27th, Chile was hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Yesterday it experienced a 6.6 magnitude aftershock.

If you're looking for ways to help the earthquake's survivors, the sites and blogs below have posted lists of relief organizations working in Chile:
Check each relief organizations' individual site for ways to support their work.

The Mozilla Blog has a list of organizations you can text donations to in their post, Earthquake in Chile: How to Help. Interestingly, mobile giving for Chile hasn't raised money as rapidly as it did for Haiti, according to the post, Chile earthquake relief: Cellphone donations struggle compared to Haiti on the Christian Science Monitor's Global News Blog.

In their post, Responding to the Earthquake in Chile, suggests checking the CrisisCommons Wiki for ways to help.

Finally, Angela Perkey, author of the Change the World, Change Your Life blog, writes about Cost-free Ways to Help Chile. One that I thought was lovely was:
"If you know of anyone with relatives in Chile, offer to bring them dinner or do anything else you can to provide some comfort and show that you care."
What are other ideas for how to help Chilean earthquake survivors?

Flickr photo credit: Puro Chile, es tu cielo azulado uploaded by Diego Salgado.

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  1. Lions Clubs International Foundation is providing relief in Chile and Haiti:

  2. Thanks for sharing this information,lionscluborg!


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