The Chilean earthquake that registered a magnitude of 8.8 on February 27th, 2010 continues to impact the lives of millions of Chileans across that Country.
While the agricultural community is getting back to work, the areas hardest hit will take years to rebuild. In an effort to help HMC is currently matching workers donations to the relief cause as well as driving workers down to check on their families that were in the area during the quake.
These are pictures from a cold storage that was storing apples in bins and packed boxes.
And this is a picture from a cold storage that was storing grapes
Below are a few pictures of the destruction caused by the quake near Concepcion.
These are pictures of HMC Chile’s General Manager, Gerardo Infante, some of his children and his brother Juan and two of his children travelling to Concepcion March 13th, just two weeks after the quake hit to help deliver and set-up tents to families in this hard hit region.
The family was very grateful and after putting up the tents, invited the crew to enjoy a treat of watermelon with them. Once again showing the spirit of the Chilean people, to enjoy together whatever they have, no matter how small.