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This is a news alert regarding the devastating earthquake and tsunami which recently struck the country of Chile. We remember well the one of 2012 which occurred just one and a half hours, by car, from our mission headquarters. We were able to help significantly at that time because of the generous donations of our friends and we would like to reach out to people in need this time, as well.
The situation is very sad and discouraging for many on the coast just north of the capitol city, Santiago. There were 3,931 homes with minor damage, but will be able to be inhabited after some repairs; while 1,280 have major damage and 656 homes were leveled by the quake and some washed to sea by the tsunami’s “Wall of Water”, 15 - 20 feet high.
The victims are getting limited help. They are urgently needing non-perishable food, diapers, water, medicine, cleaning supplies, etc, plus much of the area has no electricity nor drinking water.
The devastation has also struck close to home. Frank Morgan, the music director for "Blessed." has heard last week after the tsunami, that his great grandmother’s home was destroyed and washed away. She is 90 years old. She, along with two of her daughters lost everything. They are presently living with relatives in very cramped quarters. This can only be a temporary solution; GG’ma is sleeping on a mat on the floor.
We invite you to join with Friendship International and become a part in this campaign of mercy and love, by sending your donations today. All donations are tax deductible.
• Ministry Opportunities Coming This Year
Click on the Send Me! link above to take you to all of the exciting things coming up that you can get involved in this year.
Among the new opportunities are camp and construction trips to Romania, Hungary and Chile. And as a very special celebration mission trip, we are inviting our friends to travel with us for our Christmas in Chile Outreach. Check the Chile Ministry Opportunities brochure for more details. This will be a year of celebration and new ministry opportunities for all of our friends to get involved in.
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