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Earthquake in Chile
 
 
A boy stands amid the rubble of his home after a major earthquake in Santiago February 27, 2010. A huge magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early on Saturday, knocking down homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami that rolled menacingly across the Pacific
A boy stands amid the rubble of his home in Santiago after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early on Saturday, February 27, 2010, knocking down homes and hospitals.
Image by: REUTERS/Carlos Vera
Source: Advance

March 1, 2010--Six weeks following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, another natural disaster has occurred. A major earthquake struck Chile on February 27, prompting Chile's president to say that her nation was facing a catastrophe.

With training to respond to emergencies and natural disasters, and its partnerships with Methodist churches in Chile, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has already begun to assist Chileans with their recovery.

Bishop Joel N. Martinez, interim general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries said: "The early reports of great destruction and widespread injuries and the increasing death count point to a need for a full response by all humanitarian agencies and governments in the coming days and weeks."

Ways to Give

Your gift will further the recovery. There are three ways to give immediately: online, by phone, or by mail.

Online: Chile Emergency Advance #3021178

Telephone: Credit card gifts can be accepted by phone. The telephone number is: 888-252-6174. Tell the operator your gift is for Chile Emergency Advance #3021178.

Mail: Make your check payable to Advance GCFA. Write "Chile Emergency, Advance #3021178" on the check. Send your check to:

Advance GCFA
P.O. Box 9068, GPO
New York, NY 10087-9068

You can also give through your local church:

Church Offering: Make your check payable to your local church. Write "Chile Emergency Advance # 3021178" on the check. Drop your gift in any United Methodist church offering plate or give your gift to your church treasurer, so that your church and annual conference will receive Advance credit.


 
See Also...
Topic: Emergencies Natural disasters UMCOR Focus on Ministry with the Poor
Geographic Region: Chile
Source: Advance
 
 

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Date posted: Mar 01, 2010