Thursday, April 15, 2010

This website was created with the purpose of helping our Chilean friends in Coipin, municipality of Ninhue, 45 kilometres towards the coast from Chillan in southern Chile near the recent earthquake zone. One of Chile’s national heroes, Arturo Prat Chacon, was baptized in Ninhue.

Following the earthquake of February 27, 2010, around 90% of the houses in their area had fallen to the ground or were severely damaged, as they were made of adobe, a traditional method of construction which consists of mud mixed with hay. We have formed our group dedicated to helping this small village which was hit by the earthquake to help begin the process of rebuilding their community.

Our group is 100% volunteered towards our cause and 100% of proceeds are from donations. So far we have raised enough money to buy a truckload of lumber and a box of medicine which were delivered to them from Nueva Imperial and Santiago in Chile over a week ago.

We are currently raffling off tickets to win a case of 6 bottles of Undurraga red wine donated by the Chilean Consul General in Vancouver, and all proceeds are going towards helping the schoolchildren of Coipin, whose school was damaged by the earthquake.

We will update our blog when we have any fundraising events and any other info to share, send our website to your friends and thanks for checking out our blog!

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