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Non-perishable foodstuffs are needed (rice, spaghetti, oil, salt, coffee, sugar, powdered milk, tea, dried peas / beans...), liquids (sealed bottled water, milk), hygienic products (toothbrushes, sanitary towels, diapers), and good quality clothing and shoes. At some locations mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, and unexpired medicines.
If you plan to donate clothes, please do not include bikinis, party clothes o Hawaiian shirts. The warehouses should not be overloaded by clothes which are not useful for winter wear. Ideally warm clothes should be donated.
- Falabella and Tottus: Falabella and Tottus are making family packs of CLP5000 available. For each pack bought, they will donate another. The donations go to Caritas.
- Churches – National: Only non-perishable foodstuffs are being accepted (rice, pasta, powdered milk, oil), no clothing nor medicines, in all parishes of the country from 12:00 midday. To find the closest to you, check http://www.iglesia.cl/parroquias/index.php.
- Hogar de Cristo – National Coal, tents, blankets, diapers, powdered milk, and non-perishable foodstuffs are being accepted, no more clothing. These can be donated at all the offices of Hogar de Cristo nationwide, and in Santiago donations are received at Colegio San Ignacio El Bosque (Pocuro 2801, Providencia), as well as the Hogar de Cristo located at Jotabeche 869, at Estación Central. Another possibility is to donate at all Hiper Lider and Express Lider supermarkets. To see the complete list of locations, go to http://www.hogardecristo.cl/index.php/c ... ecoleccion.
- Red Cross Sanitary articles (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, new blankets, and diapers are being accepted at present. More food, clothes, and medicine are not required. These can be donated at the warehouses on Seminario 973, Ñuñoa and at Independencia 339, from 09:00 to 22:00.
- FECH – Santiago, centre The Student Federation of the University of Chile (FECH) is accepting non-perishable foodstuffs, winter clothes and and shoes, personal sanitary articles, mattresses and bedclothes. These will be passed to the Red Cross or directly to those affected by the earthquake. Periodista José Carrasco Tapia número 9, near Plaza Italia, phone (02) 977 0911 / 9770910. It is important to note, in contrast to other agencies, FECH accepts construction materials, specifically:
Timglado boards and flooring
gutters, insulating boards (expanded polystyrene)
nails, wire, screws
tools: hammers, screwdrivers, saws, shovels, pikes
heating: gas and paraffin stoves, paraffin and 10 and 20 litre drums, 11 and 15kg liquid gas cylinders
- SOS PUC The Student Federation of the PUC accepts non-perishable foodstuffs, hygiene products, diapers, and bottled drinking water at its campus at San Joaquín / Lo Contador from 09:00 to 21:00. They have too much clothing, the most urgent need is for foodstuffs.
UNIACC – Santiago accepts milk and non-perishable foodstuffs (preferably those which do not need cooking such as energy bars) at Av. Salvador 1200, as well as awnings, tents, diapers, and items of personal hygiene. The university will match all donations of foodstuffs and items of personal hygiene, consequently the best option is for donations of this type. The donations will be used to help villages ignored until now. Donations are accepted until Friday 18:00.
- UMCE located on Av. José Pedro Alessandri accepts non-perishable foodstuffs, milk, diapers, water, items of personal hygiene , and articles for school. This is ideal for residents of Ñuñoa and Macul from 10:00 until 19:00.
- UDD – Santiago, Oriente is collecting blankets, mattresses, non-perishable foodstuffs, and baby articles at the Universidad del Desarrollo de San Carlos de Apoquindo (Avenida La Plaza 680, Las Condes) Donations are accepted from March 1 to March 5 from 10:00 until 20:00. More clothing is not required
- UCSH – Santiago, Centro is accepting donations until Friday at Carmen 340 from 10:00
- UST the Student Federation of the Universidad Santo Tomás is receiving donations of non-perishable foodstuffs, articles of personal hygiene, clothing and blankets at Avenida Ejército 146 (Metro Los Héroes)
- Universidad Mayor – Santiago is collecting monetary donations in all faculties of its campus until March 12. Particularly needed are medical articles and unexpired medicines. For more information see http://bit.ly/blW8Vp
- Galpón Victor Jara Santiago, Centro is receiving blankets, non-perishable foodstuffs, batteries, and clothing at Huérfanos opposite Plaza Brasil, phone (02) 657 9455
- La Florida this comuna is sponsoring the comunas of Hualañe and Sagrada Familia. Donations are accepted at the Gimnasio Municipal (Alonso de Ercilla 6698)until March 15, 10:00 until 21:00. Bottled water, powdered milk, infant and adult diapers, mattresses, and blankets.
- Municipalidad de Vitacura on Av. Bicentenario 3800 is accepting non perishable foodstuffs, diapers, powdered milk, medicines, torches and batteries. From 10:00 until 19:00 all week. Volunteers are also needed. Information from (02) 240 2590 / 240 2203 / 800 215300 / (09) 9874 2732.
- Tejedoras Solidarias (Weaving Solidarity) the magazine Paula is calling for woven woolen squares of 20x20cm, the thicker the knit the more they will protect. These are received at Vicuña Mackenna 1962 from 09:30 until 19:00, until March 19. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org
- Poloc – Santiago the organization Poloc is collecting for Tirúa, a Mapuche village which has been forgotten in the aid effort and where conditions are bad. Help is being accepted at Av. Bilbao 2704-A, Providencia, Moneda 920 / Av. Manquehue Norte 1789 apartment 403, from 11:00 until 20:30, until Friday. Contact (02) 274 1386 (Poloc), (09) 9219 0158 (Loreto Pizarro). Water, non-perishable foodstuffs (preferably not requiring water for consumption), warm clothes, baby clothes, personal hygiene articles, coal / charcoal, tents, gas stoves, sleeping bags, torches and batteries are being accepted. Also magazines and toys will be accepted. Monetary donations can be made to account 50362302 at Banco de Chile.
- Grupo “Ayuda para Llico” – Santiago, Oriente a group of university students is organising a money collection through facebook to donate to the areas of Llico, Iloca and Duao, affected by an enormous tsunami. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3 ... 442&ref=ts
They will accept money from 10:00 at Virgo 1732, Vitacura (opposite the Dublin bar). According to the Llico town council they already have sufficient clothing and personal hygiene articles, while food, bedclothes, buckets, brushes, cleaning cloths are needed.
- Grupo “Auto-Ayuda al Sur” (Self-help for the South) are looking for volunteers and money to send to the areas of the south with most homeless, they are in contact with the Carabineros of these areas. More information at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=332195611187
- Greenpeace – Santiago we have received official notification that the request for money donations for Juan Fernández circulating in the internet is false. Please contact friends and family to ensure that they do not contribute to this illegitimate effort.
- Juventud UDI – Santiago are accepting clothing, non-perishable foodstuffs, and blankets at Av. Suecia 286, Providencia from 09:00.
- Renovación Nacional – Santiago are accepting non-perishable foodstuffs, clothing in good condition (please classify by size and sex), bottled water, toilet paper, batteries and diapers at Av. Antonio Varas 454, Providencia pr phone (02) 799 4200
- Colegio Adventista – Norte the Adventist colleges of Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Calama and Copiapó are accepting clothing, blankets, shoes, and non perishable foodstuffs during the week. Donations are accepted at the Red Cross (Calle San Marcos, Arica centre)
- Iquique the city council of Iquique is accepting donations at Estadio Viejo opposite Cavancha / Avenida Prat, diapers, milk, non-perishable foodstuffs, bottled water, and blankets. Until Friday march 5. For more information call (05) 751 4736
- Antofagasta diapers, milk, and blankets are accepted at the Red Cross offices (Adamson 3354, two blocks north Av. Argentina / Iquique) and at the offices of the radio station El Nortero (Argomedo 279, oficina 201). For more information contact email@example.com Cleaning materials, warm clothes, blankets, diapers, non-perishable foodstuffs. From Monday March 1.
- La Serena the University of La Serena (Benavente 980) is collecting non-perishable foodstuffs, personal hygiene articles, and blankets during the week. More information from (09) 9917 0807. Also the headquarters of Renovación Nacional, located at Peni 890, is accepting donations.
- Copiapó bring contributions on Monday March 1 from 16:00 to Chacabuco 780 (between Infante and Portales). Also the Rotary Club is collecting warm clothing and bedclothes, no foodstuffs from 11:00 until 13:00. For more infomation call (052) 231065.
- V Región find out which donations the churches of your region are accepting at http://noticias.iglesia.cl/noticia.php?id=11333Noticias
- Valparaíso monetary donations are accepted this week from 09:00 at Casa Central de la PUCV. Diapers, blankets, food, cleaning materials, etc are accepted. Also at Universidad de Playa Ancha (Av. Gonzalez de Hontaneda 855) until March 10 from 09:00 until 13:00. Non-perishable foodstuffs and cleanign articles are requested.
- Viña del Mar In Viña del Mar donations of food, water, blankets, and mattresses are accepted at Albergue Esc. Humberto Vilches, 11 Norte / 2 Oriente. Also the city council is accepting non-perishable foodstuffs, diapers, and blankets at Dirección de Desarrollo Comunitario (DIDECO) located at 11 Norte / 2 Oriente
- Limache - Quillota non perishable foodstuffs and personal hygiene articles are being accepted at Gimnasio del Instituto Rafael Ariztía: Calle Esmeralda and at the Plaza de Armas de Quillota
- Rancagua to help the more than 60,000 affected peoppe, the city council has designated the Gimnasio Municipal del Complejo Patricio Mekis to receive donations of non-perishabel foodstuffs, blankets, clothing, milk, and diapers.
- Temuco non-perishable foodstuffs are accepted at Iglesia Bautista de Antonio Varas 305, Temuco. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org phone (045) 738797
- Valdivia the Agrupación de Ingenieros Forestales por el Bosque Nativo (AIFBN) is accepting water, non-perishable foodstuffs, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, clothing (especially for infants and children), liquid milk, blankets, and mattresses at their offices located at Janequeo 355, Valdivia all week.
- Puerto Montt all the municipal schools accept donations until March 10. They are collecting water, milk, and diapers. everything collected will be sent to Escuela España (Rengifo 400), the principal collection point.
- Puerto Varas we are counting on your contribution to help the affected areas. You can nring your donations to the Puerto varas city council, Parroquia Sagrado Corazón and to Colegio Puerto Varas. Diapers, non-perishable foodstuffs, blankets, mattresses, tents, coal / charcoal, and clothing classified by age (in that order of priority) are accepted from 08:00 until 15:00.
- Chiloé the 5th company of firemen is accepting diapers, milk, water, non-perishable foodstuffs, paracetamol, "suturas de afronte" and povidona (no clothing)
- Punta Arenas non-perishable foodstuffs and cothing are being accepted at the Discotheque El Templo from 16:00 at Pedro Montt 927.
- Outside Chile to help from outside Chile, please check with the Chilean embassy or consulate in your country. Addresses and contact details can be found at http://www.embajada-online.com/Chile-P36.htm or at http://chileabroad.gov.cl
- Argentina medicine, diapers, blankets, and mineral water are being accepted to send to Chile. Anti-fever and anti-inflamatory drugs, as well as antibiotics are needed. These are accepted on March 1, 2, 3 from 10:00 until 18:00 at Parroquia Santo Tomás Moro (Urquiza 1460 – Vicente López, Buenos Aires). For more information contact email@example.com and by phone 011 4791 5184.
If you have a bank account in Chile:
Save the Waves - Maule Itata Coastkeeper Program
Account name : Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente
RUT : 74.494.800-2
# : Nº 5-038-00014-02
Banco : Banco de Chile
Sucursal : Ahumada
Swift code : BCHICLRM
Because Save The Waves Coalition's ongoing environmental work is in the exact same region as the disaster, Save The Waves is is uniquely positioned to help direct humanitarian relief efforts in the region.
Save The Waves is therefore organizing a humanitarian aid trip to the Buchupureo, Cobquecura and Curanipe regions - the quake epicenter.
Josh Berry, Save The Waves environmental director, is going to Chile to act as director, translator and lieutenant of STW relief efforts. Save The Waves is also partnering with Waves for Water (http://www.wavesforwater.org) to provide water filters for clean drinking water, something that’s crucially needed right now. http://www.savethewaves.org
The Red Cross will need VOLUNTEERS, to go to different zones in the country. People under 26 years have to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org People over 26 years have to e-mail email@example.com –Indicate your name, contact phone number, mail, job and THE ZONE WHERE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP (in Santiago or somewhere else in Chile).
NOTE: I tried the "over 26" email address and got a form letter back -j
Thank you, we need the help of those who are safe.
Translated with permission from author
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World Vision Chile, an international organization specialized in humanitarian aid and emergency response, is planning to place attention and reception centres in the Metropolitan, 8th and 9th regions to deliver support and assistance amid the crisis. For this region they urgently need volunteers (who should be available to travel to and relocate to the areas they are assigned to) in the following fields:
Contact Bernardita Maass by phone (02) 222 5930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org