Currently, it's 8:54 am Sun Apr 30 2017 in beautiful Miami-Dade County, Florida
Help Earthquake victims in Chile
Enclosed is an email witten by Josh Berry my ex-roommate in Chile, he has been organizing a relief team (which includes me!) to go help probably the most devastated and poor part of Chile. At this point in time funds are scarce and there isnt enough money to send the four health professionals, let alone the supplies. There are 1000 water filters in Texas waiting to be shipped so Sheila my wife will be going to Lan-Chile offices tomorrow so they can sponsor the shipment. Please help us reach our objective with a tax-deductible donation. Also what I need from all of you is to send this email to as many friends, acquantances as possible and tell them their donation will go straight to helping the people of the 7th/8th region of Chile, where the epicenter was to be specific. Save the Waves has an outstanding reputation and will put the money right to the people, they will not even pay us a salary. We are a grassroots organization and we will make a difference by the next coming weekend. Thank you all, Rod Ferrer
BTW we are ready to receive donations of sleeping bags, tents, non perishable food and even better yet good old american greenbacks.
CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE AND SAVE THE WAVES HUMANITARIAN AID RELIEF
> HELP NOW:
> A massive earthquake and tsunami hit Chile this weekend. The
> earthquake epicenter was just 5km from Save The Waves Coalition's
> Vigilante Costero (Coastkeeper) office and is where Save The Waves'
> environmental advocacy efforts are focused. The earthquake and tidal
> wave damage to the area where Save The Waves works is devastating.
> Friends, colleagues and neighbors in coastal Chile need our help more
> than ever before. The good news we’re getting is that loss of life
> thus far appears to be relatively low because the "slow" start to the
> shaking allowed people to evacuate to higher ground. But the
> destruction to infrastructure is devastating, including to
> structures, drinking water, power, transportation, and communication.
> This means that aid & relief in the next few weeks will be crucial to
> help save lives.
> Save The Waves Coalition is organizing a relief trip to this hardest
> hit region of Chile this week with a doctor and two medics. We are
> now accepting donations to support travel to the region and
> distribute medical treatment, medical supplies, local relief
> supplies, water filters and camping gear to the affected.
> 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.
> All donations to Save The Waves for Chile earthquake relief will go
> directly to humanitarian aid in the devastated regions at the quake
> and tsunami epicenter. Save The Waves humanitarian aid efforts will
> be focused in the more rural coastal areas closest to the epicenter.
> Your donations will be spent directly on the ground in Chile. Since
> Save The Waves is a small and nimble organization with years of
> experience in coastal Chile, your support for this disaster will be
> extremely effective. No bureaucratic filters, no delays, just pure
> support for the coastal communities that are in dire need. Donate and
> learn more at the link below.
> DONATE & HELP:
> Media & relief operations contact:
> Josh Berry
> Environmental Director
> Save The Waves Coalition
> 831.426.6169 tel.