The August 15, 2007 8.0-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed over 540 and injured 1,500. Centered near the cities of Ica and Pisco, the quake left homes, hospitals and roads in ruins, making the distribution of supplies and medical services both vital and difficult. VIDA is collecting vast amounts of donated medical supplies in response to the disaster and utilizing our network of Peruvian affiliates to distribute the goods efficiently and effectively - but funding is needed for the shipping.
VIDA is collecting and sending vital medical supplies to Peruvian health institutions serving victims of the quake, where the destruction left already-impoverished clinics and hospitals ill-equipped to save and treat the injured.
This medical relief effort will save lives and provide treatment for many of the 1,500 Peruvians injured in the quake.