President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning. Chile's second-largest city, Concepción, was the hardest hit - located just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from the epicenter of the earthquake.
All of the below efforts have been approved by the Mobile Giving Foundation, which organized text message relief for Haiti.
Text "CHILE" to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision.
Text "CHILE" to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army.
Text "SAVE" to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Text "CHILE" to 85944 to donate $10 on behalf of International Medical Corp.
Text "4CHILE" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Convoy of Hope.
Text "CHILE" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Friends of the World Program.
Text "REBUILD" to 50555 to donate $10 on behalf of Friends of the Operation USA.
Post your comment below on other efforts to assist Chileans.
(Photograph. From Dichato, Chile - one of the zones most affected by the earthquake. Courtesy of Ximena Valenzuela.)
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