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In the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 2010, a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Chile, 200 miles southwest of Santiago. Approximately 500,000 homes sustained considerable damage, and 2 million people have been affected by the quake.
Habitat’s response in Chile
Habitat for Humanity Chile quickly assessed the damages to homes where low-income families live. Habitat and its partners in the Talca region organized the distribution of emergency tents for affected families.
Habitat will continue to help low-income families by building new homes and repairing existing homes.
Habitat for Humanity Chile has helped more than 3,500 families with adequate housing since 1998 and has extensive training in working in disaster recovery. Assessments indicate that 100 percent of the houses built by HFH Chile were undamaged by the quake.
How you can help
Donate online to help us repair and rebuild in Chile.
The people of Chile need your help. Many of you have made generous donations in support of recent natural disasters. The earthquake in Chile demands response too, as the damage is extensive. Habitat’s ability to respond effectively to this disaster will require support from donors, volunteers, churches, corporate partners and other community organizations.
Thank you for your help during this critical time.