Navigation Links
Donations Sought for Chilean Relief, Children's Clinics
Date:3/5/2010

(877) 572-4484 to donate to PADF-OAS relief efforts

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donations are requested for Chilean relief and to help a group of specialized children's clinics that were damaged by the earthquake and aftershocks, the non-profit Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Organization of American States (OAS) announced.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100211/DC53912LOGO)

"Americans have been very generous during natural disasters and I commend them for their support," says John Sanbrailo, PADF's Executive Director. "We're asking them to help Chileans after the massive earthquake."

PADF -- the natural disaster relief arm of the OAS -- is seeking both cash from and bulk donations of specific relief supplies, including satellite telephones, tents, electric generators and portable dialysis machines. Cash donations may be made at www.PanAmericanRelief.org or by calling (877) 572-4484.

In addition to general relief, PADF is raising funds to support three regional burn centers for children called Coaniquim, which are located in the hard-hit areas of Chile.

"PADF and one of its corporate partners have assisted the children's centers for two years and we believe in their mission," says John Sanbrailo, PADF's Executive Director.

Six days after the massive 8.8 earthquake, Chile continues to be face strong aftershocks, including two on Friday that measured 6.0 and 6.6. More than 800 people are confirmed dead. Two million people were affected by the disaster.

The 8.8 quake -- the world's fifth largest since 1900 -- struck almost seven weeks after the 7.0 in Haiti, where PADF has been one of the leaders in relief and recovery efforts. More than 230,000 were killed in Haiti and more than 1 million are still homeless.

"We are responding to Chile's needs, but we also ask the public to continue to donate to Haiti relief and recovery efforts," says Sanbrailo.

Donations for both Haiti and Chile may be made on PADF's secure website, www.PanAmericanRelief.org, or by calling (877) 572-4484.

About PADF

PADF is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through these partnerships and as a unique affiliate of the Organization of American States, PADF creates economic opportunities, strengthens communities and prepares for and responds to natural disasters.

Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, governments and the private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development.

In the past year, more than 5.6 million people in 18 countries benefited from PADF and its programs. www.padf.org

About the OAS

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, which was held in Washington, D.C. from October 1889 to April 1890. Today, it is comprised of 34 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. www.oas.org

SOURCE Pan American Development Foundation

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.padf.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE Pan American Development Foundation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Whole Foods Market(R) Donates $25,000, for Midwest Farmers - Hoping to Match an Additional $10,000, via Customer Donations
2. New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women
3. Blue Cross of California Gives $30,000 in Holiday Donations to Food Banks Throughout the State
4. Gleaners Community Food Bank Board Members Match Donations December 19, 2007
5. Relatives who decline organ donations face conflict and guilt
6. Aflac Reaches $40 Million Milestone in Donations to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
7. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Announces 2007 Charitable Donations
8. Tax Season Reminder: Vehicle Donations Still Needed
9. American Red Cross Launches National Campaign to Connect NASCAR Fans With Blood Donations
10. American Red Cross Launches New Interactive Website to Connect NASCAR Fans With Blood Donations
11. Charitable Donations to Private Organizations in Haiti Critical Component to Ongoing Food Crisis Relief Efforts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a ... to the fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks ... pursuing her passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center ... Houston Area. The new location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite ... This newest location will provide patients living in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... PAINWeekEnd (PWE) Oklahoma City, ... Broadway Avenue, will be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and ... of chronic pain. , Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. The state ranks ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... 82% of adults are unaware of the dangers that infectious bacteria play in mouth disease, ... times a day that dentists recommend. The ramifications of improper oral upkeep go far beyond ... missing 164 million hours of work each year due to dental issues. That is why ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... release of SmartBen NOW, an innovative mobile app and centralized benefits dashboard solving ... present critical information securely from multiple locations. For the first time, employees can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... Discovery and Diagnostics, 2017 - 2035" report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: ... and future outlook of the growing market of deep learning solutions ... deep learning algorithms have emerged as a novel solution to generate ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a Seattle ... non-invasive surgery, announced today CE Mark authorization for ... uterine fibroids throughout the European Union.  The company ... the US Food and Drug Administration to begin ... the United States.  The Mirabilis System combines high-speed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: