Digging Out the North of Chile Emergency Relief
Organized by: Francisco Diaz
EVENT DATE Apr 15, 2015
***All pictures on the left are from the first volunteer trip, except for the news clips***
The Atacama desert region, home to the world's driest place, in the North of Chile has seen devastating repercussions as a result of almost a decade's worth of rain. The floods have reached every corner of surrounding cities and mines, leaving behind an uninhabitable trail.
The country has called a state of Emergency for urgent relief in search of any and all volunteers, supplies, and donations.
My best friends will be driving up for a SECOND time on April 15 and are in desperate need for donations after witnessing the dire situation.
All proceeds will go to:
- Water and water-filtering supplies
- Digging supplies (most of the volunteer time is spent cleaning out houses with 4 feet of mud indoors)
- Health protection supplies (plastic masks for digging, paper masks for locals and children)
- Medicine (critical for a growing number getting sick)
The disease, smell, and growing lack of resources will take months to repair and a group of 15 is going to do the best they can to speed up this process.
Your immediate help is CRITICAL and greatly appreciated. We will post all receipts and videos to keep you up to date.