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Charity to Rebuild Homes from Chile Earthquake

Submitted by: Children International

Categories: Community Development, Activism

Posted: Mar 10, 2010 – 11:33 AM EST

 

VALPARAISO, Chile, Mar. 10 /CSRwire/ - /PRNewswire/ - Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, is allocating $100,000 in emergency funds to repair homes damaged by the recent 8.8 earthquake in Chile. Those resources will be delivered to the families immediately.

The charity also announces it has created a fund for those interested in helping Children International rebuild homes that have been damaged or destroyed. Children International stated that 100% of the donations raised will go to rebuilding the homes of earthquake survivors.

Children International's President and CEO Jim Cook said, "Now is the time to look to the future, and help victims rebuild their lives and homes. Children International has staff and volunteers on the ground to make a difference."

Children International helps support 17,000 impoverished children and their families in Chile. The charity works to help marginalized, needy children and their families in and around the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. The organization provides medical and dental care, medicines, nutritional support, educational supplies and community development programs to poor children and will continue to work tirelessly to address emergency needs and comfort those children and families that are victims of the earthquake and its many aftershocks.

About Children International:
Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs benefit more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.

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For more information, please contact:

Dolores Quinn Kitchin Public Relations, Children International
Phone: Direct: +1-816-943-3730
Phone 2: Cell: +1-816-718-0711

 

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