Sunday, August 19, 2007

Earthquake Relief - How to Help 

Our prayers and thoughts go out to all those who are suffering
as a result of the earthquakes and tremors in southern Peru.
Below are a few places where you may choose to send help.
(Further below are some links to news items.)

How to Help: The Embassy of Peru in the United States has opened a bank account
to receive monetary donations to assist the victims of the earthquake that struck Peru
on Aug. 15.

Checks can be mailed to:
Embassy of PerĂº - Sismo Peru 2007
1700 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20036

For wire transfers within the United States:
Account Name: Embassy of Peru - Sismo Peru 2007
Account Number: 389060178
Routing Number: 021001088

Account Name: Embassy of Peru - Sismo Peru 2007
Account Number: 15378535
Routing Number: 254070116

(800) 521-CARE
Emergency Response Fund (ERF)

American Red Cross
(800) HELP-NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)

Lutheran World Relief
(800) LWR-LWR2
Special mail fund: LWR-Peru Earthquake Response and Rehabilitation;
P.O. Box 17061; Baltimore, MD 21298-9832

For additional information, please call the embassy at (202) 833-9860.

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