The images coming out of Chile are devastating.  This was a nation supposedly prepared for a big one.  So many buildings not reduced to rubble look snapped in half or just pushed from their foundations.  You can help, and it’s never been easier:

Text a donation to Chile through one of several organizations via the Mobile Giving Foundation.

  • Text CHILE to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross
  • Text CHILE to 23583 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity
  • Text CHILE to 20222 to donate $10 to World Vision
  • Text CHILE to 50555 to donate $10 to the Friends of World Food Program
  • Text CHILE to 52000 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army
  • Text REBUILD to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA
  • Text 4CHILE to 50555 to donate $10 to Convoy of Hope

30 thoughts on “Text Help to Chile

  1. Cookie is cryptic. It could be said she writes crypticookies, but I won’t say that. But she packs a lot into her crypticisms. Dunno what though.

    For us dinosaurs who refuse to join the five billion other people who have cellphones, Chile donations can be made via snail mail or via websites of your favorite catastrophe groups.

  2. Sorry — was thinking that earthquake seems (to me) to be part of a Very Bad (VB) trend … which makes me Very Sad (VS).

      • The trend I hope I’m actually NOT seeing but referred to is the tectonic activity attributable in part (if you put stock in it, as I do) to climate change.

        And yes – WC, once again, this thread is the inspiration for today’s Cookie (but one particular jackbagette I work with is the cause — grrrr )

        • I’ve wondered about that myself. Considering that as the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets melt, the land under them will rise. I’ve not seen any discussion as to whether the rise would be enough to affect tectonic activity in major ways (like the 8.8 in Chile). Also, what about the weight of water as the oceans fill and rise? That would shift the weight/pressure on the plates. Would that have an effect?

          Given the magnitude of other aspects of the coming disaster, it may be that a few Great Earthquakes in the mix won’t really matter that much.

          My town is approaching the whole matter in typical fashion: head in the mud. The town government is planning to put in sewers at a cost of five hundred million dollars, for a town of thirty thousand people, in order to save a few coastal ponds from pollution. And yet there’s not been one word in the public discussion about global warming, about sea level rise, or about the probability that these few ponds will be part of the Atlantic Ocean likely within this century. “Oh, it won’t happen here” is the attitude. Here is Cape Cod. See the map. See the low elevation. See the ocean surrounding the peninsula. Kiss Patti Page goodbye.

          • Yup — and living where I do in South Florida, that rising ocean is a big concern. Beach erosion has been a growing problem and seawalls are failing up and down the coast as the salt water presses in.

            But many areas sound like your town — where folks just have that ‘why worry — it won’t impact anything in MY lifetime’ attitude. It’s frustrating, but I should probably be used to it — it’s the same head-in-the-sand approach most folks have toward politics too 😦

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