Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 4


The Salvation Army in southern Chile has been officially recognized by the government and will continue to provide immediate and long-term assistance in assigned zones.

A Salvation Army church in Hualpencillo, near Concepcion (which suffered great devastation), is serving meals, and tents have been set up on the property to house those whose homes were washed away by the tsunami caused by the earthquake. A well dug more than five years ago on the property, to water the lawns and gardens, is now providing fresh spring water to hundreds of families.

Salvation Army vans and other vehicles are delivering hot meals, substantial breakfasts, supplies of water, first-aid essentials, blankets and candles. Chile’s Salvation Army missing persons department is locating loved ones.

The Salvation Army has been working in Chile since 1909. The international Salvation Army continues to provide financial assistance and emergency teams are delivering whatever practical assistance is required.


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