Chile Earthquake Response
ADRA is on the ground in Chile where early Saturday a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook south-central Chile killing at least 120, destroying homes, bridges and roadways, and triggering a tsunami. Many children, women, and men are already mourning the loss of family members while others are still searching for family and friends.
“Our staff in Chile are already in the affected areas to see first hand the extent of the earthquake damage and identify the communities that are worst hit,” said Mario Ochoa, Executive Vice President for ADRA International. “A quake of this magnitude can have a devastating impact in a wide area.”
ADRA has already committed an initial response of $100,000 and expects to provide jerry cans, tents, mattresses, and blankets. Canada-based Global Medic, which will be in Chile within 24 hours, is partnering with ADRA to set-up water purification points.
We know from experience that many more needs will become apparent in the first few days after a disaster of this size. ADRA has been working in Chile for more than 30 years. Please send your gift today, to help our ADRA workers meet the needs of those who have been left without homes and livelihoods.