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Earthquake Relief (Updated)

NOTICE:
I am no longer going to update this post - it is already time consuming trying to keep the post at TCP updated. Please check this post at TCP for ways to help - the list is constantly being updated and includes local as well as national agencies, in addition to smaller charities and organizations that are starting relief efforts. Also listed are numbers to call if you or anyone you know is searching for friends or relatives missing in the area. If you are linking to this post, please link to this one instead.
* India: Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, by bank transfer, or by credit card * Sri Lanka: Reliefweb (United Nations office) * The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) is accepting funds to aid victims * Sustainable Development and Ecological Development Society seeks to raise $100,000 for affected population in India. * Canadian Red Cross is calling for cash donations To be updated - if you know of any rescources for sending donations, please leave a link in the comments. * Red Cross/Red Crescent is accepting donations * Via Tim Blair: Jay Manifold has a list of relief organizations you can donate to; Indian blogger Chanakya has some links, also. Updates - 12/27 7am EST * Here's a list of banks in India that are taking donations * Oxfam is taking donations * Save the Children is creating an Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund * CARE Australia has launched an earthquake appeal * From the TCP Forums:
Thai Red Cross Siam Commercial Bank - Red Cross Branch Acct: 045-248899-3 Swift: SICROTHBK Have your bank use the note section to note that the donation is for Relief in Phuket. The Thai Ministry of Health is the lead agency, and they are looking for volunteers, especially those who speak Italian, French or German. There is a shortage of medical supplies and storage facilities for bodies. All donations are appreciated.
* AmeriCares is accepting donations Update: Local residents have set up the Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog, which has lots of information on how to help the victims and important phone numbers, as well as updates on the situation. ---Updates 12/28 6:30 am EST----- * Oxfam donations page * Mercy Corps * Singapore Red Cross * Indian Red Cross * AID India * The Tamil Association of Colorado is collecting relief funds. Make checks out to: Tamil Association of Colorado. In the memo, write "Tsunami Relief Fund." Send to: PO Box 270243, Littleton, Co 80127. The organization's e-mail address is: tamilcolorado@yahoo.comTo donate to the International Red Cross, call 800 HELP NOW, or log onto DenverRedcross.org and designate funds for "International Response Fund." [via TalkLeft] * Stand Up For Penang relief fund * Indian Association of North Texas Religious Charities: [List via Ilyka] *Christian Aid * American Jewish World Service * Catholic Relief * American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee * International Orthodox Christian Charities * Islamic Relief

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http://www.scrappleface.com/MT/archives/001999.html

Scrappleface has a serious post on how we can help. It is pretty classy.

The Salvation Army is also soliciting donations (http://www2.salvationarmy.org/ihq/www_sa.nsf) for the International branch. They prefer cash rather than merchandise for relief efforts.

You did a good thing here, michele.

In terms of donating to tsunami relief efforts, unlike many, many other such relief organizations, the Portland-based Mercy Corps has been known to refuse to leave areas other non-governmental agencies flee, and earlier this year they refused a Defense Dept. grant for their work in Iraq because it would have come with restrictions on talking to the press.

http://www.mercycorps.org/

World Vision is also taking donations.
See: http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/comms2.nsf/stable/erdm_indianoceanquake?Open&campaign=1014171&cmp=KNC-KNC-1014171&source=goto&keyword=asia+tsunami&OVRAW=tsunami%20&OVKEY=tsunami&OVMTC=standard

In Sweden you can donate through the postgirot account at Radiohjälpen. The PG number is 90 1950-6 and mark it "Asien Katastrofen"

Here's some info on the joker who called the US relief efforts stingy and suggested that US citizens be taxed more (we won't mind!)

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb152400.php

Lutheran World Relief is taking donations for emergency aid:

Southern Baptists and other Christians can help by sending financial gifts for aid through the IMB disaster relief fund. Send gifts designated "Asia Earthquake Disaster Relief" to the International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, Va., 23230 (to give online, go to the International Mission Board's website, www.imb.org, and click on "Give Now" in the box highlighting this story). All funds given will go to relief efforts; none will be used for administrative costs.

OPERATION BLESSING is another great organization.
They had operations in the area and are already responding.

See the NewsMax article on Operation Blessing:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/12/29/163906.shtml

I also received the following e-mail on 12/28/2004:

The tragedy that has resulted from the Tsunami in the Indian Ocean is indescribable. The suffering is beyond measure. All indications show that disease and privation may take more lives than the 52,000 who have already died.

Operation Blessing, with existing operations strategically placed in Hyderabad, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Manilla, Philippines; and Singapore, is answering the call to assist victims of the Tsunami. Our centers have in-country staff and volunteers already on the ground organizing medical teams and relief supplies for hard-hit areas.

Operation Blessing India has a medical and relief team en route to Nellore to assist those made victims by the Tsunami. Our team will provide medical care and emergency rations. Operation Blessing India also has a medical team mobilized to assist thousands of victims in Chennai (Madras).

Operation Blessing Indonesia has chartered a private aircraft in Jakarta and is sending a disaster response team to Aceh in Northern Sumatra. In addition, and in cooperation with the Indonesian Airforce, a C-130 is being readied for a large Operation Blessing team of medical professionals and volunteers. The plane will also carry three tons of medical relief and supplies.

Our Singapore office has already launched a medical and relief team to assist the victims in the devastated areas of Sri Lanka.

In short, Operation Blessing is now on the scene to help, at least in part, some of those who are suffering. All we need are the funds to enlarge our effort. It is our plan to distribute from our headquarters no less than a million dollars so that our teams can purchase needed supplies in country at the best possible prices without customs duties and overseas transportation costs.

If your heart is touched by this massive human tragedy, please respond with your expression of support. Contact Operation Blessing at www.ob.org or call (800) 952-5377.

We cannot help everyone who is suffering in this tragedy, but we thank the Lord that we are able to play a part in this vitally needed humanitarian effort. God bless you, and thank you!

Pat Robertson

Chairman/CBN and Operation Blessing

PS - Just mark your donations or expression of support “Tsunami Relief.”

i want to come from the uk to one of the countries that have been hit by the tidal wave

can you please sent me contact details of where i can be of help
best regards

derek

00447835236263

sir, i am a SRI Lankan staying in mumbai studying for the graduation. i am studying in K.C college in churchgate. we are collecting things for tsunami victims for whom living in SRI LANKA.so sir, will u please let me know that do we have any way to send it via star care by saturday 8th 2005 of this month. please let me know sir. i am looking forword for a favorable reply. thanking you.
your faithfully,
priya

sir, again me, my mobmile number is 9820135006 and my email address is priyasrk@hotmail.com.
thank you
yours fathifully,
priya