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A powerful earthquake shook the southern coast of Peru last week for a span of two minutes, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. Efforts to aid the victims and destruction wrought by the 8.0 earthquake have begun by Humanity First, USA.

Silver Spring, MD, August 26, 2007 --(PR.com)-- A powerful earthquake shook the southern coast of Peru last week for a span of two minutes, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. Efforts to aid the victims and destruction wrought by the 8.0 earthquake have begun by Humanity First, USA.

With over 500 people dead, over 1000 injured, and an estimated 34,000 homes destroyed, the country is in a dire situation. In addition to the devastating loss of life and property, there is a serious shortage of food, potable water, temporary housing and blankets for the surviving victims that have created an atmosphere of distress, desperation, and chaos.

Thus far, Humanity First, USA has deployed a first responder assessment team to the devastated areas in Peru to conduct an initial needs appraisal of the earthquake victims. Based on the information gathered during this phase, Humanity First will formulate an effective plan of action to provide the necessary medical care, supplies, and temporary to mid-term shelters to the victims. Willing donors at this time are also able to contribute funds directly to these efforts by visiting www.humanityfirst.org.

About Humanity First, USA
Humanity First, USA, a 501(c) 3- registered charity, is the US chapter of Humanity First International (http://www.humanityfirst.org.uk), which was established in the early 1990's to restore disaster-stricken and under-developed and vulnerable communities around the globe. Humanity First USA is a leading non-profit relief organization whose board of directors, management team, and project staff running the day-to-day operations are all unpaid volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds including business, healthcare, and education sectors. All personal expenses are met by the volunteers to maximize the use of funds raised and donated for those in need. As of today Humanity First USA has expanded to 19 countries worldwide.

 

Contact Information
Humanity First, USA Inc.
Aishah Malik
877-99-HFUSA
amalik@humanityfirst.org

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