8.8 Chilean quake opens “Red Cross Month”

Posted on | March 1, 2010 | No Comments

MARCH has been known as “National Red Cross” month since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued the declaration in support of Red Cross efforts to raise funds for World War II services. On the event’s 67th anniversary, the earthquake in Chile underscores the importance of emergency relief services. Nothing is more urgently required following an earthquake than fresh, potable water. To help get it to Chilean quake survivors, click here to be taken to the American Red Cross. Donations of $10 or more are as easy to make as a purchase on Amazon.

Chileans line up for fresh water in the aftermath of Saturday's 8.8 quake. Photo: Roberto Candia, AP via the Los Angeles Times. Click on the image to be taken to LA Times' quake coverage.

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