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Saturday, February 27: ShelterBox is responding to the news of destruction caused by a massive earthquake which hit Chile at 0643 GMT on Saturday, February 27.

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members Tom Lay (UK), Pat Prendergast (UK) and Traci Oliver (US) are en route to Chile. The 8.8 magnitude quake, one of the largest ever recorded, struck southern Chile leaving an estimated 500,000 people in need of emergency shelter.

ShelterBox General Manager Lasse Petersen said: "ShelterBox will respond quickly where needed, as the unfolding news becomes clearer and the scale of need is confirmed."

Monday, March 1: An initial consignment of 448 ShelterBoxes is being sent to Chile after the massive earthquake. Click here to find out more.

Thursday, March 2: The first team arrives in Chile and prepares to travel the worst affected areas. Click here to find out more.

Friday, march 12: The second ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) arrive in Chile with the total number of boxes topping the 950 mark. Click here to find out more.

Friday, march 26: ShelterBox aid reaches the remote regions of Chile thanks to the hard work of the three response teams who have operated in the country. Aid recipient Sara Norambvena ,70, said: "I never thought I would lose my house. Thanks to ShelterBox I have a place now to spend the winter that is coming. I have seven grandchildren that I look after and now having these two tents means we will be safe. Shelterbox is the first aid we have seen since the earthquake. We are so happy we have not been forgotten." Click here to find out more.

Wednesday, April 14: More than 1,000 ShelterBoxes were successfully distributed in Chile providing shelter for up to 10,000. SRT member Casey Robinson (US) was in Chile on his first deployment and gives his thoughts on the experience here.