Numerous heavy aftershocks and the possibilities of more tidal waves have placed Chileans on high alert. With the death toll expected to grow past the official count of 800, a heavy emotional toll burdens those fortunate enough to be alive:
Acording to Chilean blog Datéate, there are several ways people living abroad can help the victims of the recent earthquake. Here’s a translation of part of their Spanish-language post:
If you’re reading this note from abroad and wish to help you can:Please help anyway you can to our Chilean brothers and sisters. (Let's not forget that Haitians still need our assistance).
Donate dollars to the Fundación Un Techo para Chile, Account Number 0-051-000-8500-5 from Banco Santander Chile, RUT 65.533.130-1, Swift: BSCHCLRM, Address: Bandera 140, Santiago de Chile.
Intermediary bank Account number 2000192290409 Wachovia Bank N.A. (N. York) Swift: PNBPUS3NNYC, ABA: 026005092.
For transfers from Europe the intermediary bank is Santander Central Hispano S.A. (Madrid), Swift: BSCHESMM, Iban: ES 4200 495494852910148818.
UNICEF and Direct Relief International created a site for foreign donations: http://www.google.com/relief/chileearthquake/. Aid can also be given via Citibank, account number 9941973331, ABA Code :021000089, 153 East 53rd Street 4th floor. New York, NY 10022.
Text messages can also be sent from the U.S. by typing “CHILE” to 20222 or 25383. Each message dontates $10 to Habitat for Humanity or World Vision, respectively.
Online Sources- Datéate, YouTube, La Tercera, Xinhua