Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fund Raising for Chilean friends

The Fund Raiser for Chile was a possible for this Thursday night but we've been too busy with the abundance of food from the garden and town trees to organise it. New date for a light local food dinner, and slides and talk by David Holmgren is 1st April ..... a second fund raiser will incorporate a community dinner and musical entertainment.

On February 27th 2010 Chile was hit by a ´Mega-earthquake´ that shook the very foundations of Chilean society. In total 4.2 million people have been affected, many of whom are still without basic public services. Approximately 1.5 million homes have been destroyed or heavily damaged, with an estimated 1 million people left homeless. Initial estimates suggest the recovery will cost US$30 billion and take 3-4 years.

Grifen (about 100km from the epicentre said on 10/3) "We are just over a week out from the big shake, battened down the hatches and secured our situation. We realise that we are blessed and uniquely prepared to make a big difference in the restoration of Bio Bio Chile. In coming months we will be living up to our destiny as a regional centre and living university of Transition fully engaged in regenerative design for eco-social regeneration."

Find images here elmanzano.ning.com/photo.

Can you help to invest in the resilience of the small rural community of Bio Bio in Chile, post quake, as a living model of local resilience that can be replicated throughout the devastated region of Chile?

Donations for raffle/silent auction welcome.

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