Chilean Consulate Rallies CT, NY and NJ Communities to Support Rebuilding of Valparaíso Chile

Chilean Consulate Rallies CT, NY and NJ Communities to Support Rebuilding of Valparaíso ChileA raging forest fire descended on the city of Valparaíso, one of the oldest cities in Chile, April 12 and 13 damaging more than 2,900 homes.  Wines of Chile USA and Kingston Vineyards joined the Chilean Consulate to raise funds via the Teletón Chile USA Foundation to support rebuilding efforts.

“We’re proud that our members have rallied to support the timely Teletón Chile events. Specific dates and locations can be found here,” said Marybeth Bentwood of Wines of Chile.  According to Courtney Kingston of Kingston Family Vineyards, which is located in the Casablanca Valley very near the city of Valparaíso  “We are honored to support Foundation Teletón Chile and the great people of Valparaíso. Our family has been in Chile for five generations and a number of family members were born in this wonderful city.”

Spearheading the campaign, Chilean Consul General Julio Fiol added, “Valparaíso is Chile’s cultural capital and its historic district has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The loss that it has sustained is unimaginable and we’re committed to helping support it’s rebuilding.”

Fundraising Events:

May 2, 9am – 4pm
Fundraiser at City Hall in Stamford
67 Leonard Street, Stamford, CT 06906
Silvia Fernandez-Stein (203)570-9577

May 3, 8pm
Dinner and Dancing at “75 Main”
75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Isabel Sepulveda Scanlan (516)446-6565

May 16, 7pm – 1am
Show and Dancing at “Saint Peter’s Church”
19 Smith Street, Port Chester, NY 10573
Yita Vera (203)667-8231

May 17/18, 9am – 4pm
Tag Sale
318 B Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830
Carmen Vergara Larraguibel (203)531-1083

May 24, 7pm – 12am
Dinner and Dancing Party at “Santa Maria de la Isla Church”
315 E Walnut Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
Lisette Diaz (516)444-1942
Luisa Bustos (516)404-9342

May 25, 1pm – 7pm
Folk Show, Dinner and Dancing at “La Boom Discotheque”
56-15 Northern Blvd., Woodside, NY 11377
Marianela Morgado (347)955-6203
Emilio Toledo (347)617-6027

June 8, 2pm – 8pm
Hotdog Party and Raffles at “Norwalk Community Center”
120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854
Carlos Amaya (203)979-1452
Sandy Amaya (203)979-8852

Money contributions are also welcomed and can be made by check to Fundación Teletón Chile USA Inc.. These contributions are tax deductible since Fundación Teletón Chile USA Inc. is a non-profit organization with a 501(c) (3) status.

About Wines of Chile
Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London and  New York. Wines of Chile also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. For more information please visit