Cesar Puch lives in Peru and is a frequent visit to my message board. He recently posted the following. I wanted to share it here. Hopefully, you will be moved enough to assist in some small way:
Sorry for bringing this up but some of you mentioned I should let you know if there was anyway to help those affected by this weeks Earthquake in Peru, and maybe there is.
The following text is from Facebook group "Support Peruvian Earthquake Victims":
"PERUVIAN EMBASSY IN THE US:
ACCOUNT NAME: Embassy of Peru – Sismo Peru 2007
- HSBC Bank: Account # 389060178, Routing # 021001088.
- Bank of America: Account # 2260 0024 9603
- Citibank: Account # 15378535 Routing # 254070116
Checks can be mailed to the following address:
EMBASSY OF PERU – SISMO PERU 2007
1700 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20036
For additional information, please call (202) 833-9860.
TO SEND CLOTHING AND OTHER GOODS PLEASE SEND THEM TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
FUERZA AEREA DEL PERU EN MIAMI
7050 N.W. 51 St.
Miami Florida 33166
Phone: 305 599- 6369
Att. Coronel Ernesto Ortiz
Some towns of southern Peru are completely devastated, the number of deaths is already over 500 and it will continue to rise as aid reaches more isolated areas. There are over 80,000 people left without shelter, food, or clothes. Ica, Pisco, Chincha and Canete are gone with over 70% of all buildings completely destroyed. Poor people have lost everything and are sleeping outside on the streets in one of the worst winters in the history of South America.
We cannot see and hear all these things and do nothing about it. Massive donations are currently needed. I know many of you would like to collaborate so here are some links to relief agencies that are currently accepting donations to help Peru. Just imagine loosing everything you own unexpectedly in a little over two minutes and being unable to do something to stop it from happening.
Please invite as many people as you can to join this group
DIRECT RELIEF: https://secure.ga3.org/03/DRIdonate06
RED CROSS: http://www.ifrc.org/index.asp donate: Peru Earthquake
Many thanks to all.