On Saturday, February 27, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck south-central Chile. Although there were no current students, faculty or staff in Chile at the time, we are aware of Wake Forest connections in Chile.

For information about U.S. citizens in Chile, contact the U.S. State Department at 888.407.4747.

Google has activated a “Person Finder” tool for the Chilean earthquake:

Text message donations
The Mobile Giving Foundation has launched a text messaging campaign for micro-donations, and the four major U.S. mobile carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-mobile, have waived text messaging fees for donations. To text your support:

  • 1. Text the word “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
  • 2. Text the word “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision
  • 3. Text the word “CHILE” to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army
  • 4. Text the word “CHILE” to 90999 to donate $10 on behalf of the American Red Cross

Professor comments on Chile disaster
Professor Peter Siavelis, who used to live in Chile, says Chile’s strong government will help the country recover quickly. Read more ยป