[Sca-cooks] Invitation to Vote
lordhunt at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 15:05:28 PDT 2010
This is an invitation to vote for Vichuquen - nothing more. I hope
this is admissable as it is not a fund raiser.
Due to the earthquake, marathons and other bicentennial events are
taking place all over Chile to raise funds for 15 areas or pueblos to
restore historical monuments. Vichuquen is a small colonial pueblo close
to the worst hit areas in the country.
although in Spanish, it depicts how the earthquake really hurt the
pueblo and later the water from the lake rushed in, climbing to the roof
tops, adding to the destruction to the only school in the area and more
Vichuquen is a 425 year old colonial town. Many colonial homes,
historical monuments, are owned by the poor who do not have insurance.
Of these homes some have been condemned to be torn down. If Vichuquen
receives funding from the bicentennial program the enchantment of the
pueblo can be preserved. If not, the poor will have to sell to
constructors who in all probability will not respect the historical
ambiance of the town.
Our neighbors in Santiago who own a colonial homes in the center of the
town have been told it will take three years to repair theirs as per
their insurance and estimates of the damage. As I, they are historians
and we do not want the 'Grapes of Wrath' entering - destroying the
historical beauty of the pueblo.
We all ask you to vote for Vichuquen as the icon of the Region of Maule
in the Bicentennial Competition called "Classicals of the Bicentennial."
It is vital for all in Vichuquen that the town receives help as it is a
very small town and isolated.
To vote for VICHUQUEN go to: <www.15clasicosdechile.cl>
Click on VOTA!
Click on: Region de Maule
Click on: Pueblo de Vichuquen
In the box Nombre completo: type your full name
In Correo Electronico: type you email address
Below the Security Code type the letters you see
Click on Vota!
Your vote is all that is wanted. It will show your appreciation for
Chile to recognize the worth of its patrimony and the historical value
of its monuments.
Please, if you feel moved, send this message on to your friends. Every
vote is essential for Vichuquen!!!
Many, many thanks,
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