In response to the massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in my beautiful country Chile, nonprofit organizations are working on relief efforts. The following groups have confirmed that they are responding in Chile. If you want to help, please visit the web site of the organization of your choice to donate and help the victims of this horrendous??earthquake.
Doctors Without Borders
The first members from Doctors Without Borders/Medecins San Frontières (MSF) have already arrived in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, in order to assess the needs of victims.
The MSF teams plan to focus their work in the regions close to the epicenter, but prioritize peripheral villages and areas where aid takes longer to arrive. www.doctorswitourborders.org.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is making funds available for relief operations in Chile. www.americanredcross.org
AmeriCares is sending a rapid response team to help provide disaster relief in Chile.? Medicines, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid are being readied for immediate shipment. www.AmeriCares.org.
Direct Relief International
Direct Relief International has offered assistance to Chilean authorities, emergency relief organizations, and U.S.-based partners working in Chile. www.DirectReliefInternational.org.
Operation USA is sending medical aid to Chile as necessary as part of the relief efforts following the earthquake. www.OperationUSA.org.
Oxfam is flying in an emergency team to assess the disaster and prepare a response. www.OXFAMAmerica.org.
World Vision International
World Vision is getting ready to transport emergency relief supplies and to send more staff to support the relief response. www.WorldVisionInternational.org.