Following Chile’s devastating earthquake on February 27, the immediate need is still food, water and medicine.
The Salvation Army has been working in Chile since 1909 and its emergency services were immediately mobilized to provide support and comfort. Salvation Army personnel are fine, but a lot of Salvation Army properties were damaged.
Concepcion is one of the hardest hit areas and tents have been set up to house 60 displaced families on the patio of a nearby Salvation Army church. The Salvation Army is also carrying out relief work in the city of Os Valparaiso, on the west coast of Chile.
The Salvation Army will provide financial assistance and ongoing relief in the medium and long term.
Donations in support of the relief effort in Chile can be made by visiting www.SalvationArmy.ca, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or at you nearest Salvation Army facility. Please specify that your donation is for the Chile Earthquake Relief Fund.