Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ways to Help Chile: 2M People Affected by Earthquake

In Chile there are over 0.5M homeless and over 2M affected by the earthquake. While you don't see much reported in North America, there are tens or hundreds of villages completely destroyed by the tsunami. Google's wonderful Finder tool shows way to help:

Google Help Chile Link

Direct Relief International

Also accepting cash and in-kind donations are the following sites: AmeriCares, Oxfam, Save the Children, World Vision (English), World Vision (Spanish), Un techo para Chile, the Chilean Red Cross, KSAR Chile, SOS Children’s Villages, Global Giving, ShelterBox, Habitat for Humanity, Operation USA, International Medical Corps.

The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only:

  • 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 “YOUTH” to 20222 to donate $10 to UNICEF
  • SMS text “CHILE” to 85944 to donate $10 to International Medical Corps

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