Red Cross Increases Pledge for Relief in Chile
Springfield, MO –The American Red Cross has increased its pledge to $250,000 for relief operations in Chile following Saturday’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake; and they stand ready to mobilize additional support, including relief supplies, trained personnel and additional financial assistance.
The Chilean Red Cross is mobilizing its volunteers to distribute food, hygiene articles and blankets to survivors. It has also called upon Chileans to donate blood in order to keep up with demand from hospitals.
The American Red Cross is now accepting donations specifically for response and recovery in Chile. This includes Chile-designated donations through www.redcross.org, through calls to 1-800-REDCROSS, and by texting “CHILE” to 90999. People can also call 1-800-257-7575 to make a donation in Spanish.
You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013, or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org
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Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
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