Earthquake in Chile-The Alliance Response

On Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:34 a.m. local time (1:34 a.m. EST) an 8.8 magnitude earthquake devastated portions of Chile and triggered tsunami warnings to be posted for the entire Pacific basin.

The quake’s epicenter was located 325 km SW of Santiago. In this city of 200,000 the earth shook for approximately one and a half minutes. The tremor was strong enough to cause the crumbling of many structures. Local reports state that people were streaming into the streets wrapped in blankets and fearing for their lives.

Initial news reports say that as many as 147 people have died and untold numbers have been injured in this earthquake.

Currently a CAMA representative is meeting with Chilean personnel to review the damage and formulate a plan. More information will be forthcoming as we receive word from our people on the ground.

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Ten cents of every dollar given to this project will be divided between the CAMA Advance Fund and the Great Commission Fund to cover travel, administrative, and logistical costs of ministering to the needs of those affected by this disaster. As far as possible, the expressed preference of a donor will be respected and followed. In the event that this gift is oversubscribed, any remaining funds will be used for future disaster relief efforts.


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