The Salvation Army in Chili IMMEDIATELY deployed support and international financial assistance has already begun transferring. Lt. Colonel F. Bradford Bailey, Chief Secretary for The Salvation Army in South America West has stated that the immediate response is to provide food, water, first aid kits, emergency blankets, candles, and other needed supplies. In addition to Lt. Colonel Bailey’s statement, man-power is also being provided by Salvationists in the region. A mobile canteen (a donation from the USA Southern Territory) is one of the key relief vehicles. It can produce thousands of meals per day.
The earthquake epicenter was approximately 90 miles north west of the city of Concepción in Southern Chile. Water, gas and electricity has been cut off in affected areas and will stay disconnected until relevant emergency crews can assess the damage and prioritise immediate needs.
Please pray for the people of Chile.
How YOU Can Help:
CLICK HERE to donate for Chili. This link is specifically for earthquake relief IN LATIN AMERICA. You can also indicate a specific country (CHILI) to direct your funds to a specific disaster. For links to other programs and projects, please see our “Donation” page.
You can mail a check to the corps or visit the Corps Office to make a donation in person. Please stop by Monday through Friday 9AM to 4:30PM. If you are unable to come between those times, you can stop by between 4:30 and 6PM. Someone may still be in the office. Please indicate that the check is for the “Chili Earthquake” Thank You.