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Earthquake in Chile

Earthquake in Chile

On February 28, 2010, one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history of 8.8 magnitude struck Chile, killing hundreds, displacing hundreds of thousands and causing widespread destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, offices and infrastructure. Two million people are impacted by the disaster.

The Union for Reform Judaism is part of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, which is facilitated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The Coalition has opened a fund for relief efforts in Chile, leveraging the JDC's existing partnerships in the region, including the local Chilean Jewish community.

To make donations online, visit the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief for Chile. Call 212-687-6200 to donate by phone.

To donate by mail, please make checks payable to JDC Coalition-Chile Earthquake Relief, P.O. Box 530, 132 East 43rd St., New York, NY, 10017.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this most recent natural disaster.

Published: 3/02/2010

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