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Chile: Information On How Can You Help & Find Loved Ones...

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Information on Chile

If you are looking for a loved one in Chile, the State Department's Consular Affairs Bureau has a phone line set up at 1-888-407-4747. You can find further information on its website.

Google has also created a "person finder" to help find individuals in affected area in Chile.

Disaster relief organizations

Several international disaster relief organizations have already begun mobilizing resources for the earthquake-stricken region. Here are a few that have already launched campaigns for Chile:

  • AmeriCares is sending medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Chile. Go here to make a donation to support these efforts;
  • The American Red Cross has already pledged $50,000 in aid for Chile and tsunami preparedness. You can make a donation through the American Red Cross' International Response Fund, and it will be allocated specifically for Chile relief efforts;
  • Habitat for Humanity is also seeking donations for Chile rebuilding efforts;
  • The Salvation Army is also sending personnel and supplies to assist in the relief effort and is in need of donations;
  • Samaritan's Purse, the international aid and development group headed by Rev. Franklin Graham, is working to help;
  • Save The Children is sending an emergency assessment team to Chile and is asking for donations to its Children's Emergency Fund to aid these efforts;
  • World Vision, a Christian humanitarian charity organization, is also working to help children and families devastated by the quake. To learn more about its efforts and to donate, visit its website.

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