[saymaListserv] Peru

Ted Edgerton eedgerton at wilkes.net
Thu Jun 28 05:36:13 JEST 2001


From: "Cilde Grover" <CildeG at fwcc.quaker.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 3:11 PM 
Subject: Peru update

> Dear Friends, 
> 
> I am writing to let you know that the earthquakes in Peru were centered in 
> the area where Friends are located. They felt the earthquake in Puno but 
it 
> was very strong in Camana, Arequipa, Moquequa, Ilo and Tacna. The 
casualty 
> numbers are rising - on Monday 70,000 were reported homeless. As of last 
> night they were reporting over one thousand aftershocks. Twelve of those 
> have measured 5 or more on the Richter scale. It is winter in Peru and 
many 
> people are sleeping in the streets. The news in Peru is reporting that 
> eighty percent of the buildings in the city of Moquequa are unsafe. Many 
of 
> you in the US will have noticed that the situation in Peru has dropped out 
> of our news here. 
> 
> We have had communication with Dan Cammack one of the missionaries from 
> NWYM. Peru YM is assessing the needs among Peruvian Friends and they will 
> make a report later this week. The Friends leadership in Tacna has also 
> formed a commission to verify damage in their area. Dan is in daily phone 
> contact with Friends in Arequipa and Tacna. 
> 
> AFSC has a staff person in Lima - Irma Chavez. She was working with a 
youth 
> group in Arequipa when the quake hit. Currently Irma and Dan are trying 
to 
> connect to see what they might do together. AFSC is committed to working 
> with the Friends in Peru. They have earmarked $15,000 for a crisis fund 
for 
> relief efforts in Peru and have transferred some of the money. 
> 
> Obviously there is a great need for blankets and food as well as other 
basic 
> necessities. The most direct way to help right now is to send a 
> contribution of money. Both AFSC and Northwest Yearly Meeting are 
> collecting funds for relief. I will list those addresses below for those 
of 
> you who are interested in helping - please earmark your contributions for 
> Peru relief. Your prayers are also appreciated. 
> 
> In Friendship, 
> 
> Cilde Grover 
> Executive Secretary 
> Friends World Committee for Consultation 
> Section of the Americas 
> 1506 Race St. 
> Philadelphia, PA 19102 
> 
> Donations may be made to:
> AFSC 
> 1501 Cherry Street, 
> Philadelphia, PA 19102 
> Visa or MasterCard - 1-888-588-2372, ext. 1 
> 
> Northwest Yearly Meeting 
> 200 N. Meridian St. 
> Newberg, Or 97132





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