Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 5


Following Chile’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, and as strong aftershocks provoke panic in the country, The Salvation Army continues to provide help in the following ways:

  • More than 15,000 persons have received rations of food.
  • The Salvation Army is helping with the clearing of debris.
  • The Salvation Army is distributing baskets that include food, water, hygiene products and clothes to families sleeping outside because they no longer have homes.
  • A well was dug by The Salvation Army in Hualpen. Fresh water is being provided to the neighbourhood and surrounding areas.

There are still a number of people missing and the death toll is yet to be determined. Many people who lost their homes lost their boats, which was their main source of income. Fishing is a prominent source of revenue in Chile.

The Salvation Army has been working in Chile since 1909. Donations in support of the relief effort in Chile can be made by visiting, 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.


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