Looking Back on Relief Efforts in Chile: 2010 Earthquake Response
Donor-funded supplies delivered by local volunteers to people in distress
August 30, 2013
After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Santiago, Chile, LDS Charities helped citizens find water, food, and shelter.
LDS Church members in Chile volunteered to help distribute hygiene kits, clothing, water, and other supplies to those in need. Due to the established Church welfare organization in Chile, people received relief quickly and efficiently. Read more.
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LDS Charities contributes to emergency response situations worldwide. To read more about these efforts, visit the LDS Charities website.
LDS Charities humanitarian aid efforts are a continuing success, largely from the support of volunteers and donors like you.
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