National Geographic : 1999 Jul
We need your help. On January 25, 1999, Colombia's western coffee region was devastated by one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit the country in over a century. Affecting over 30 municipalities in six states, this natural disaster has left 55% of the population homeless. Towns have been reduced to rubble. Local businesses destroyed. And more than 250,000 people are currently destitute. In order to provide humanitarian and social assistance in this time of need, the National Federationof Coffee Growers of Colombia has created the "Colombian Relief Fund." All contributions to this fund will be used to provide immediate shelter, food and medical care, and to aid in the reconstruction of this region's homes, infrastructure and livelihood. Pleasesend your donation to: Colombian Relief Fund c/o National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia 140 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 For more information, please call toll-free: 1-877-CAFE-888 www.juanvaldez.com Colombian Earthquake Relief. A non-profit fund created by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia ©1999,FNC.