Tuesday, March 02, 2010

DEAF CHILE NEEDS YOUR HELP!


Greetings, fellow Americans. I know it has been nearly three years since my last post here. I had taken a hiatus from my blogging for health and personal reasons. I am doing much better, thank you to my friends. I have now urgent news to share with you. Recently I am in contact with the Association of the Deaf of Chile (called Asociación de los Sordos de Chile - ASOCH for short), which informed me of the needs of the deaf communities in southern Chile. As most of you are already aware, a powerful 8.8 earthquake hit central Chile. Tremors from that quake went as far as 300 miles to Santiago, its capital. I have relatives in Chile and I have checked with my cousin who reported that thankfully they are fine. ASOCH was pleased to report that the deaf community in Santiago likewise was fine. However, the deaf communities in the region of Maule and Bio Bio where the earthquake hit are in dire need of assistance. They need food, water, telecommunications devices, clothes, and so on. ASOCH would appreciate your donations or help. For more information or to send a donation, go to www.asoch.cl.

Thank you for your support of the deaf people of Chile!

Saludos, americanos sordos, mi amigos y amigas. Sé que ha sido casi tres años desde mi poste pasado aquí. Había tomado un hiato de mi blogging por salud y razones personales. Estoy haciendo mucho mejor, gracias a mis amigos. Ahora tengo noticias urgentes a compartir con usted. Estoy recientemente en contacto con la asociación del sordo de Chile (llamado Asociación de los Sordos de Chile - ASOCH), que me informó las necesidades de las comunidades sordas en Chile meridional. Pues la mayor parte de usted es ya consciente, un terremoto de gran alcance 8.8 golpeó Chile central. Los temblores de ese temblor fueron hasta 300 millas a Santiago, su capital. Tengo parientes en Chile y he comprobado con mi primo que divulgó que están agradecidamente muy bien. ASOCH estuvo satisfecho para divulgar que la comunidad sorda en Santiago estaba además muy bien. Sin embargo, las comunidades sordas en la región de Maule y Bio Bio donde está el golpe del terremoto en la extrema necesidad de la ayuda. Necesitan el alimento, agua, dispositivos de las telecomunicaciones, ropa, y así sucesivamente. ASOCH apreciaría sus donaciones o ayudaría. Para más información o enviar una donación, vaya a www.asoch.cl.

¡Gracias por su ayuda de los sordos de Chile!

5 comments:

adreanaline said...

Good to see you back! We missed you :) Thanks also for posting info abt Deaf Chileans, will check it out!

RLM said...

Dan, Welcome back!

How can we help deaf Chileans? Any specific site or place to collect donations, etc?

Robert L. Mason

Dan McClintock said...

Hi Adrean and Robert - thank you. :)

Robert, I think ASOCH will post information about where to send donations. I'll post an update as soon as further developments come up.

Dan

Dan McClintock said...

Here it is:

Asociación de Los Sordos de Chile
Avenida Jose Pedro Alessandri (ex Macul) Nro. 1251
Ñuñoa de Santiago de Chile

But I don't know if it is effective in this time of emergency. Will check to make sure.

Mos Def said...

Good to see you back! We missed you :) Thanks .I think ASOCH will post information about where to send donations. I'll post an update as soon as further developments come up.