Saturday, February 27, 2010

Earthquake in Chile

from World Vison Canada

A massive 8.8 earthquake has rocked central Chile during the morning hours of February 27th. The full extent of damage is unknown, but over 70 people have lost their lives and a Tsunami alert has been called for the entire Pacific rim. You can help those in crisis by providing emergency supplies.

"What's going on in the world?" asks a woman in Haiti, where news of the Chile earthquake spread quickly

Maps of the Chile Earthquake from the New York Times - Initial reports of damage from the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile early Saturday

World Vision has worked in Chile for 30 years and have more than 100 staff in the country, many living and working in areas close to the quake epicenter. However, given the magnitude of this disaster, World Vision is preparing to deploy additional staff to support the relief response.

In times of crisis such as a earthquakes and floods, children and their families urgently need relief items to survive. Your gift will help World Vision Canada provide emergency food and supplies such as blankets, clothing, shelter, and medicine to families wherever the need is greatest. Your help enables World Vision to deliver these supplies quickly in times of need. Your gift is a practical way to let a stricken family know they are not alone.

Click here to become a Crisis Child Partner. Your monthly gift will help World Vision respond quickly and rush emergency supplies to children devastated by disaster.