Sunday, February 28, 2010
Keep Chile In Your Thoughts
Three minutes of that kind of shaking has to feel like forever. To see so much destruction has to feel like the end of the world. Thousands of people are living outside, in tents, with no water or other essentials. Looting is massive right now and police are finding themselves protecting stores that have already been picked clean. Rescue efforts are being slowed by the fact that the police have to fend off the looters.
The death toll is climbing to horrific numbers....to 300 people from the earthquake with more unknown casualties from the tsunami. Previously I had reported that the tsunami had claimed in excess of 500 lives...I can no longer find the source article and so, retract that claim. Nonetheless....The number of people who simply don't know the status of their loved ones is heartbreaking to think about.
The nation is shattered but not broken. I know she can recover but she has lost alot. If you are inclined...send you prayers, thoughts, positive energy...whatever you have in you. Chile needs all the help she can get right now. If anyone knows of any good links to relief organizations then please post them in the comments below ...or if I come accross it I will update this post later on. Goodnight everyone.