On February 27, the South American country of Chile was struck by one of the most severe earthquakes in modern history, measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale. Chileans here in Middle Tennessee, in collaboration with Latin American Studies of Vanderbilt University, are calling for the entire community to come to the aid of the Chilean people.
On Saturday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m., the public is invited to attend a fundraising concert at Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd. in Nashville. Local musicians lined up to appear include Dave Perkins, Spanish Serenatta, Danny Salazar, Martina Dreems (featuring Chilean singer/songwriters Marcel and Cristina O’Shee), Leslie McClure, and SOS 3:16. Renowned Chilean author and earthquake survivor Alberto Fuguet will also appear. There is a suggested donation of $15. United Way of Williamson County will act as the fiscal agent to channel 100% of the money collected directly to the Chilean Red Cross, for the communities’ immediate assistance.
If you wish to make a donation, make your check payable to UWWC, under memo write "CHILE," and send to United Way of Williamson County, 209 Gothic Court, Suite 107, Franklin, Tennessee 37067.
For more information visit the event's web site and Facebook page, or contact ChileAidEvent@gmail.com