As of March 12, $11,626 has been given through the Bishops Famine and Relief Fund and Help Chile Heal for Chile relief and recovery needs.

From Ricardo and Beth Gomez
Superintendent Sergio Loyola and the Chilean Emergency Recovery Team have submitted their overall budget for reconstruction in Chile following the 8.8 earthquake and tsunami on February 27, 2010. The budget total is much lower than the original estimate of $1 million. The total amount needed in order to repair pastoral homes and churches, and in some cases replace homes, is $80,920. Below is a breakdown of how the money will be spent. Winter is coming to Chile, and the time to do the work is now! The coming rains and cold weather will only delay and hamper reconstruction efforts, thereby increasing the needs. This week as we remember Christ’s sacrifice so that we may have hope for the future, Easter challenges us to follow His example and give to those who suffer. Will you consider giving today in order to Help Chile Heal?

Emergency and Reconstruction Budget
from Sergio Loyola, President, Emergency Committee

  • Talcahuano, Barrio Arenal (repair church) – $4,000
  • Chillan Central (repair church) – $5,000
  • Coronel, Villa Mora (repair church and parsonage) – $1,000
  • San Ignacio (repair church) – $1,000
  • Los Angeles (repair church and parsonage) – $1,500
  • Lota (repair church and church properties) – $4,000
  • Install prefabricated homes:
    Coelemu – 1 @ $4,940
    Cerro Centinela – 1 @ $4,940
    Millalen – 2 @ $4,940 (total $9,880)
    La Union – 1 @ $8,900
    Lota – 2 @ $4,940 (total $9,880)
    La Granja – 1 @ $4,940
    Quirihue – 1 @ $4,940
  • Casa Grande (replace roof and reinforce structure) – $16,000

More information about the budget:

  • The costs to repair the churches and homes were calculated by architects and trained professionals.
  • The costs of the homes are the most economic we have found on the market and include the cost of transportation and installation.
  • According to information from Dr. Ricardo Gómez, FMWM has already received $1,408.40 for the project in Lota.
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