CRS Supports Caritas Chile’s Quake Response

After an 8.8-magnitude-earthquake struck Chile on February 27, Catholic Relief Services responded by contributing more than $1.25 million to support Caritas Chile’s emergency relief efforts.

Through a network of 250 parishes and nearly 1,500 churches, Caritas Chile was able to distribute critical food and equipment to the earthquake’s victims. Aid packages included food, clothing, tarps for shelter and hygiene kits.

In addition to helping repair damaged infrastructure and building transitional shelters, CRS is committed to helping Chile prepare for future natural disasters. CRS hopes to build community centers with emergency response supplies to help Chileans better respond to future emergencies.

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