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Use the Comments section of this post to suggest links and give information.

You could also mail them in to
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Of course we'd like it even better if you joined us and helped make this more comprehensive. Mail any of the addresses above and we'll send you invitations.

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Blogger tarun said :

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Tue Dec 28, 12:24:00 am IST  
Blogger orcmid said :

Tsunami - Earthquake - Supporting International Relief ... I just made a contribution to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross. I picked a number, and then I doubled it, thinking of what is needed for relief to Darfur as well.

Thinking about it some more, I realize how stingy I am. I donated less than four times what it cost for the DVD set of the Live Aid concerts, something that I requested on my Christmas list and that I received Christmas Eve. And I'm willing to spend double to quadruple the donation I just made to take Vicki out for New Years Eve and our 9th wedding anniversary.

I just talked it over with Vicki and we chose staying home for New Years Eve, or doing something simple with friends, donating what we would have spent going out to the disaster relief effort instead. And if anyone puts together a benefit event by New Years Eve, I will consider donating to that also.

Tue Dec 28, 12:25:00 am IST  
Blogger Sandip! said :

This is another link where you can donate.
https://www.aidindia.org/aidadmin/DonateToRRF.jsp

This is another organization calle AID (Association for India's Development) Details about this organiation can be found out at http://batonrouge.aidindia.org/

Kindly contribute whatever you can, so that we can help in the best possible way to offer some relief at this moment of grave tragedy and distress to the tens of thousands of affected (and mostly poor as always) people in India, who have unfortunately been subjected to nature's fury.

Sandip

Tue Dec 28, 12:51:00 am IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 01:22:00 am IST  
Blogger Amy said :

Sources from the US National Earthquake Information Center have said in numerous media reports today that the death toll in India and Sri Lanks might have been considerably reduced if those nations participated in the international early warning system for tsunamis: http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/warning/warning.html.

Example story: http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/1167877.html

I can't hit the NEIC site directly today, I guess they're swamped with their own server tsunami today.

Anyway, I would like to know whether anyone is organizing to provide financial or logistical assistance to add India and Sri Lanka to the TWS? I would be interested in contributing to that effort, as well as current relief efforts.

If anyone could shed light on this, I'd be grateful.

- Amy Gahran
Editor, CONTENTIOUS (http://blog.contentious.com)

Tue Dec 28, 02:10:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

http://www.onethailand.com/

Thailand and Asia Tsunami Info Centre

Tue Dec 28, 02:31:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Relief for Eastern Sri Lanka
VeAhavta ( you-shall-love.org ) is a non-profit that supports churches and orphanages in eastern Sri Lanka. You may use their online donation page to help these churches provide aid in their communities.

Tue Dec 28, 03:57:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

World Vision, a worldwide Christian relief and development organization, also is accepting donations now for relief kits and is already on the scene. (WV has its Indian HQ in Chennai, so they are quite close to this.)

There's also some good information on their site about local developments, particularly on the Indian side. http://www.worldvision.org. This is the U.S. site; there is also an international site accessible from this page.

~Reid Davis

P.S. Thanks to Instapundit for linking this blog.

Tue Dec 28, 04:07:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Some of my Collected Links for the Relief Efforts in SL and India:

International Red Cross
www.icrc.org/eng

In Canada
www.redcross.ca
www.oxfam.ca/news/AsianEarthQuake_Floods/Oxfamresponds.htm
www.unicef.ca/news/displayNewsItem.php?id=108
www.devp.org

In USA
http://careusa.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2004/dec/20041227_asiaquake.asp
http://unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/24615_overview.html

In UK
www.christianaid.org.uk/seasia/index.htm

For India:
www.aidindia.org/CMS/

For Sri Lanka:
www.slembassyusa.org/flood_relief/flood_relief.html

Tue Dec 28, 04:38:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

If we had any online payment system like paypal or so, more contributions can happen. The idea is from an american who wanted to help us. Hope some of reliable organisations can post direct links where they can accept payments online.

Tue Dec 28, 04:40:00 am IST  
Blogger bob said :

Salvation Army has a webpage for the disaster, and the designation is 'South Asia Disaster Fund'.

Tue Dec 28, 05:12:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

anna univ is collecting clothes and distributing it to patinampakkam as of now and other places . will get more info . if u know anyone there , they are collecting at hall 13 near the main building . will get more info .

Tue Dec 28, 08:47:00 am IST  
Blogger ch3tan said :

Great effort. I've linked on our group blog and on my blog. (Thanks to Dina for mentioning this on her blog.)

Tue Dec 28, 09:06:00 am IST  
Blogger Brian said :

The Australian Government's response to the tsunami and advice to travellers is at here. It's aid agency, AusAID, has posted information here and is encouraging donations to Australian Red Cross, International Red Cross / Red Crescent, Care Australia, and Oxfam Community Aid Abroad.

Tue Dec 28, 09:58:00 am IST  
Blogger Parthiban said :

Got this mail from my classmate. The website is not updated with the Tsunami relief news. But the phone nos may be useful.

Thanks,
Parthi.

Hi,
The Tsunami waves have devastated the houses of thousands of families in Chennai. As a small gesture of help we are planning to collect as many old clothes and blankets for the stricken families with the help of a charitable trust in Chennai called Reachout (http://reachoutindia.org). So if u guys are interested in contributing towards this cause pls contact me ASAP.

Regards
Archana

Phone numbers
+91-44-28223540,
+91-44-28228198,
+91-9841030910,
+91-9841030710.

Tue Dec 28, 10:02:00 am IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 11:22:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a blogger and would be more than happy to help. I am Thai so I could help with any translation needs for people trying to contact the Thai authority, in writing or even on the phone.

I could also help post news updates from Thai language newspapers, which seem to be quicker to report developments in Thailand than the English language ones.

I am at chezpim at gmail dot com.

best,
Pim
chezpim.typepad.com

Tue Dec 28, 11:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

fyi:

asha for education has just made a press release about their effort to raise
funds for tsunami victims.

http://www.ashanet.org/index.php?page=tsunami-relief

asha has a chennai chapter that is
working on the ground.

asha is also in the process of partnering with AID India (www.aidindia.org) to jointly collect funds and send out the word.

-manoj

Tue Dec 28, 12:06:00 pm IST  
Blogger helpASIA said :

Blog your donation! http://helpasia.blogspot.com
An innovative donation site where every cent donated will be used and all the relief efforts using the contributed funds will be BLOGGED.

Tue Dec 28, 12:09:00 pm IST  
Blogger helpASIA said :

Please suggest the most effective donations that can be blogged and followed online at
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/helpASIA

Tue Dec 28, 12:25:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Please suggest the most effective donations that can be blogged and followed online at
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/helpASIA

Tue Dec 28, 12:26:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Art of Living Volunteers are working round the clock in Chennai, TN and Kerela.

Immediate requirements are for Medicines (antibiotics, pain killers, and general medicines such as paracetamol etc), Non Perishable food items (rice, daal etc) and clothes (separate out clothes for gents, ladies, boys and girls so that it is easier for distribution). More details at http://perspicuous.typepad.com/niranjani

Tue Dec 28, 01:47:00 pm IST  
Blogger Gargoyle said :

For anyone searching from Dubai

To send clothes or blankets to India and Sri Lanka:

Before 7pm today (28/12, donations can be made at:
Dubai Aid City collection Centre, 2nd floor, Al Attar Business Tower, Kenda House, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

After today:
Balaji Shipping is arranging to send containers with relief material to Chennai and Colombo. Deliver your contributions to:
Ruby Cargo (warehouse),
Near Mazrani Marble Ware House,
Rashidiya,
Dubai.
Time: 8.00 to 1.00pm and 4.00 to 9.00pm.

For further information, contact:
Mr. Swamy: 050 5516483.
Mr. Senthil: 050 4503089.

Tue Dec 28, 02:00:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 02:32:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 02:39:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

More ( tamil ) people are dead in Northeast part of Srilanka
( Controlled by LTTE )

www.tamilnet.com

http://www.nitharsanam.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tamil/

Let us also help that people too !!

Tue Dec 28, 03:03:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 05:30:00 pm IST  
Blogger futurelogix said :

Timely job from this bloggers GROUP ...in spreading the word .

Thanks to rediff.com .i got the link from them ..i will spread it to all my friends.... to help the affected people .
i think comman ordinary people will know about this if it gets published in newspaper like "THE HINDU" -- IN INDIA

Tue Dec 28, 06:19:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'm really very sorry about all this tragedy. As a blogger I've just made a link to yours at http://ondas.blogs.sapo.pt
Octavio Lima, Portugal

Tue Dec 28, 06:39:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Collecting Australian Relief efforts here -- http://oliyoung.com/archives/2004/12/28/australian-tsunami-relief-appeals/382/

Tue Dec 28, 07:24:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Your blog is linked from the Planeta Forum
>> http://forum.planeta.com/viewtopic.php?t=369

Tue Dec 28, 07:40:00 pm IST  
Blogger vimal said :

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington D.C.

http://www.slembassyusa.org/
24 Hour Embassy Hotline: 202-352-0355

Tue Dec 28, 07:45:00 pm IST  
Blogger Vishnu said :

Food world stores in Chennai have setup special service counters to accept donations of old clothes and necessary things.

You can walk in to any nearest food world to drop your donations.

Tue Dec 28, 08:12:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 08:25:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I've collected donation information for Italian people in this post

Tue Dec 28, 09:05:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Dear Friends,

It is always heartbreaking whenever disaster strikes, as it is in the case of South Asia where an estimated 28,000 perished.

IAHV and its sister organization Art of Living Foundation are already involved in providing relief to the victims in the hardest hit areas in South India. We are appealing to you for your generous donations to help out in this difficult time. Please contribute generously. Your donations are fully tax deductible.


Contributions can be made online at http://www.iahv.org


Checks can be mailed to IAHV, 12121 Quadrille Lane, Bowie, MD 20720 (Please indicate Memo: Disaster Relief Fund)



Thank You

IAHV

Tue Dec 28, 09:08:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 09:10:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I've heard from one more agency doing relief, a group called Gospel for Asia. They sent a message last night (http://www.gfa.org/gfa/urgent?motiv=WA4C-G1ER) discussing some of the effects of the disaster and stating that they're taking up donations for emergency relief.

Tue Dec 28, 09:23:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 09:53:00 pm IST  
Blogger Vijaya said :

Friends,

Need I tell more than what you are already seeing and reading? This disaster is nothing short of 'HELL'for people who have survived it and lost all else. Let's please stand up for humanity - for ourselves, for our country. At PUNE, please rush your contributions in kind - dry baby food tins, dry milk tins, blankets, footwear and basic medicines like painkillers, paracetamols and bandages to the local RED CROSS office on M.G.Road, Camp opp. Central Bank of India. Incase you need to know anything more , please e-mail me at vmoorthy@rediffmail.com OR call 9822004752 (Pune). AND also please contribute generously to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Donations are tax-free and free of DD charges. Demand drafts can be made at any nationalised bank (like State Bank, Central Bank or Indian Overseas Bank)counter. Thanks and God bless all good folks for their time and help. Vijaya.

Tue Dec 28, 10:00:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The tsunami is a nightmarish beginning to a new year. Please join in giving the battered people new hope and some relief from the hell they have been through.
The Times Foundation of the Times of India paper has set up a Tsunami Relief Fund. Anyone wishing to contribute may please send their cheques addressed to 'Times Foundation' at either Delhi (Times House, 7 Bahadurshah Zafrar Marg, New Delhi-110002, India) or Mumbai (Times of India, Dr. D.N.Road, Mumbai 400001, India). All donations above Rs.1,000 will be acknowledged through the newspaper.

Tue Dec 28, 10:43:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

New URL: http://asiaquake.org/

My name is Rudi Cilibrasi. I just set up a page that redirects here from the domain name asiaquake.org . Perhaps we should start publicizing this as an alternative since it is easy to say and easier to remember than the blogspot one. I guess this will also be easy to say on the news / radio. Please email cilibrar@ofb.net with any suggestions for how to help further, as I also have a dedicated 3GHz server running Linux/Apache in the event we need database-backend services for logistic coordination, etc.

Tue Dec 28, 10:48:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 11:01:00 pm IST  
Blogger Carey said :

My friend, Veronica & I, would like to volunteer to help in Phuket. I live in Shanghai & Veronica lives in Singapore. We can be in Phuket anytime now & can stay to help for a few months.

I have volunteered previously in childcare and also counseling work. Veronica was a flight attendant with Singapore Airline, thus, she learnt First Aid during her flying days.

We would really like to help out in relief work and look forward to hearing from someone or organization.

Our contact details:
Carey Chung +86 13916024606 careychung@gmail.com
Veronica Lee +65 92762644 svsvvv@yahoo.com

Tue Dec 28, 11:02:00 pm IST  
Blogger Mark D. Carlson said :

Southern Baptists 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, click http://www.resources.imb.org/worldhunger/.) All funds given will go to relief efforts; none will be used for administrative costs.

See this article for a summary of current IMB relief efforts: http://www.imb.org/core/story.asp?storyID=2261&LanguageID=1709

Mark

Tue Dec 28, 11:15:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Chinese tsunami help blog
http://blog.roodo.com/tsunamihelp/
and their RSS:http://blog.roodo.com/tsunamihelp/rss.xml

Tue Dec 28, 11:31:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 11:46:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This has reference to the earlier post about the Tsunami Relief Fund started by the Times of India newspaper. An error happened in the New Delhi address: It should read as Bahadurshah Zafar Marg. Also, all donations are exempt from tax under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Tue Dec 28, 11:50:00 pm IST  
Blogger Give said :

www.giveindia.org

Give Foundation has set up a Rehabilitation Fund to support initiatives to help those affected by the disaster in South India. 100% of the funds raised for this purpose will be disbursed for relief and rehabilitation of the victims. All donations are tax deductible. Every individual contribution will be acknowledged on our website, and details of how every penny is used will be provided online.

To see the details of efforts underway, click on http://www.giveindia.org/give/common/NGOs.htm

Wed Dec 29, 12:01:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 12:03:00 am IST  
Blogger Rosie said :

If you're looking for an organization accepting relief funds, please consider donating to American Jewish World Service, an international development and relief organization with a four-star Charity Navigator rating and existing partnerships with 24 non-governmental, community-based organizations in the region.

AJWS is sending humanitarian aid to the people affected by the tsunami caused by the world's largest earthquake in 40 years.

More than 40,000 people are known dead; thousands are still missing, and more than one million people are left displaced and homeless in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma, and Maldives.

For several years, AJWS has partnered with 24 non-governmental, community-based organizations in the region on sustainable community development projects. AJWS is working with these local groups to assess needs and provide emergency relief - food, water, shelter and medicine - and long-term development support.

Donations for this relief effort are being sought and can be made by mail, phone or Web site: American Jewish World Service, Asia Tsunami Relief, 45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 800-889-7146 or make a secure, online donation now.

Wed Dec 29, 12:51:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:23:00 am IST  
Blogger miss_nimbupani said :

Agencies Accepting Aid Dollars



A list of some of the agencies accepting contributions for aid to people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Asia.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/28/international/28aidb
ox.html?ex=1106888400&en=49d84675cbb20a78&ei=5087

Wed Dec 29, 01:40:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:54:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

If I want to physically go to the area to help with the releif effors, who would I contact?

Wed Dec 29, 01:59:00 am IST  
Blogger Rahul Jain said :

Here's the information I recd. from Embassy of India in Washingon DC:

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If you wish to contribute, it would be best to make a contribution to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Checks drawn in the name of the Fund can be sent to the Head of Chancery, Embassy of India, 2107 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC 20008.
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Regards,
Rahul Jain

Wed Dec 29, 02:00:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Amazon.com has just flipped the top of its homepage to a American Red Cross donation link -- a quick and easy way for customers to give.

http://www.amazon.com/

Wed Dec 29, 02:14:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 02:20:00 am IST  
Blogger rahul01 said :

Does anybody know of any AID centres setup in New Jersey/Pennsylvania area to collect clothes, blankets, etc...

If there is none, would there be any volunteers to help me setup the same ?

Also, please urge your colleagues to donate any used clothes or other needed items ... you can setup a small box in the cafeteria or coffee room on Friday to enable colleagues to donate used clothes.

These items can be shipped directly to the volunteers/organizations in the affected areas ...

Wed Dec 29, 02:27:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 02:28:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I've made a map of the area with death toll numbers and other information, including a link to this page. I did this because I am a visual person and seeing the region 's map helped me realize more the scope of this event. If anyone knows of other information that should be on the page, please email me at elgato -@- swankyconservative.com.

Wed Dec 29, 02:39:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Bloody Hell. I hit the wrong button. The map is at http://weblog.elgatobloggo.com/quake/

elgato

Wed Dec 29, 02:40:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Feel free to go to the following URL and learn what Mennonite Central Committee is doing in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India

http://www.mcc.org/asiaearthquake

Wed Dec 29, 02:47:00 am IST  
Blogger asdfasdfasdf said :

You can find a decent list of places in the US to send relief to here, you can check your charity using Charity Navigator and you can visit the Flickr site with other suggested places to donate on topic Relief Donations for Indonesia and Websites for Donations. Hope this helps.

Wed Dec 29, 03:00:00 am IST  
Blogger rahul01 said :

Does anybody know of any AID centres setup in New Jersey/Pennsylvania area to collect clothes, blankets, etc...

If there is none, would there be any volunteers to help me setup the same ?

Also, please urge your colleagues to donate any used clothes or other needed items ... you can setup a small box in the cafeteria or coffee room to enable colleagues to donate used clothes.

These items can be shipped directly to the volunteers/organizations in the affected areas ...

Wed Dec 29, 03:04:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The American Friends Service Committee is accepting donations, in (from my perspective) a really responsible way.

http://www.afsc.org/give/asia-relief.htm

From their description--

As the situation develops, we will:

* let the local people determine what response is most needed;

* provide support for groups or communities that might not be served by larger aid responses; and

* offer pragmatic, immediate help that builds longer-term recovery so that communities can rebuild long after the media attention and compassionate responses for aid have diminished.

Wed Dec 29, 03:21:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

PLEASE DONATE WISELY! There are a number of posts from the disreputable India Development Relief Fund (IDRF) seeking funds [For more info on why you should not contribute to IDRF, visit http://stopfundinghate.org]

Wed Dec 29, 03:45:00 am IST  
Blogger Geeve said :

Hi Guys,
I have just posted some other donation sites on our blog, http://www.activityholidaysguide.com/blog/geeve.html

Title: Tsunami Help.

Feel free to add the information to your site.
Best wishes, Geeve

Wed Dec 29, 04:00:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 05:54:00 am IST  
Blogger Rob said :

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

For the South-East Asia Earthquake and Disaster, make check payable to Disaster Relief DR000167.Funds can be send through local Presbyterian churches or to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Remittance Processing, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

Brother's Brother Foundation:
On the Web: https://host.depcomputers.com/brothersbrother/donateform.htm
By Mail: 1200 Galveston Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Wed Dec 29, 06:03:00 am IST  
Blogger seva said :

Please visit the Sewa International website for more information:

http://www.sewainternational.org

Wed Dec 29, 06:03:00 am IST  
Blogger MGL said :

If you're in Norway, any one of the following are good places to donate money.

Dette er organisasjoner i Norge som prøver å hjelpe flomofrene. Kilde: Sparebanken Vest.

RØDE KORS
Givertelefon: 820 43 000 - (kr 100,-)
Nett-/telegiro: 8200 06 08331

REDD BARNA
Nett-/telegiro: 8200 01 03000

NORSK FOLKEHJELP (Sri Lanka)
Nett-/telegiro: 8200 01 03000

KIRKENS NØDHJELP
Givertelefon 820 43 033 (kr 100,-)
Nett-/telegiro: 1602 40 26535

STRØMMESTIFTELSEN (Sri Lanka)
Givertelefon 820 43 013, (kr. 100,-)
Nett-/telegiro: 6319 07 62000

Wed Dec 29, 06:12:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am planning to ship used/new clothes and other relief materials to India directly and make sure that they are handed out to the volunteers and relief agencies working directly in the affected areas.
If anybody is interested in donating used clothes, blankets and other needed items in and around the new jersey, philadelphia area, please let me know ... If needed I can pick these up from your place.

Please mail me at tsunamirelief@yahoo.com

Wed Dec 29, 06:40:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Rector at our small Anglican Parish in Arkansas is a Native of Bangalore and spent many years working in and around Chennai. An orphanage he helped found and build has been devastated and the surrounding families mostly are without homes.

We've set up a small relief effort as part of our church website at http://www.stgabrielsuec.org/relief/.

Fr Leo can be contacted at frleo@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks,
Matt

Wed Dec 29, 06:52:00 am IST  
Blogger gringo said :

I am heading to Indonesia from the USA. My travel mate is a paramedic. I am an EMT. If we can volunteer in any way, please contact me.

Wed Dec 29, 07:31:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 08:32:00 am IST  
Blogger M K Saravanan said :

Help from Singapore
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Collection of essentials (clothing, medicine, dry food) at No.19 (Behind Tekka Mall) to help Tsunami victims at Srilanka and India. Please send in by today evening (29 Dec 2004).

Wed Dec 29, 08:49:00 am IST  
Blogger Tjipoetat Quill said :

Here's some quick but reliable info about how to help the victims of earthquakes and tsunami attacks in Indonesia.

Cash donations to victims in Aceh and Medan, Indonesia, can be done via bank transfer to the following addresses/accounts:

1. PT. Media Grup (Metro TV); Dompet Indonesia Menangis. Bank BCA, KCP Kedoya Baru, account no. 309.300.7979. Atas nama PT. Citra Media Nusa Purnama.
(Translation: PT. Media Group (Metro TV); Donation for "Indonesia in Tears", via Bank Central Asia. Accout no. 309.300.7979, c/o PT. Citra Media Nusa Purnama.)

2. Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI); "Lumbung Sosial TVRI"; Bank Mandiri, Cabang Kantor Kehutanan, acc. no. 102.000.303.0126.
(Translation: Television of Republic of Indonesia (TVRI); "TVRI Social Safety Net"; Bank Mandiri, Cabang Kantor Kehutanan, acc. no. 102.000.303.0126.

3. TPI Peduli, Bank BNI acc. no. 259.439.932001 ; or via Bank BRI acc. no. 0206.01.000.592.30.4 further information will be updated asap.

For non-cash/material reliefs:

1) via Metro TV (24 hours), Contact tel. (62-21) 583 00077 ext. 21014, Pilar Mas Raya street, Kav. A-D, Kedoya, West Jakarta.)

2) Grand Wijaya Center Blok A/8, Jl. Wijaya II, South Jakarta; Tel. (62-21) 720-2924; 24 hours.

3) via Posko Bencana Alam Aceh:
Food, clothes, medicine directly can be sent to:
Jl. Wijaya 13 no. 21, South Jakarta (24 hours). Contact persons: Mrs. Muna and Ms. LIA (0811896468; 08129953359)

Wed Dec 29, 09:23:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 09:41:00 am IST  
Blogger cartoonresearch said :

Can someone organize a website similar to www.hungersite.com or the previous www.causeaneffect.org? It would facilitate a click through program by which the advertisers would pay a certain amount for every click to an agency working for tsunami victims.

You might already be aware of these sites. If not check these sites, and if it make sense, pass this idea around. Someone might adopt it for the disaster victims.

Wed Dec 29, 09:43:00 am IST  
Blogger Ritesh said :

Amazon.com's first page has an appeal by American Red Cross to donate money! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/home/home.html/103-2639042-3243860

Wed Dec 29, 09:48:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 10:07:00 am IST  
Blogger Union mate said :

I'm like thousands of others searching desperately for a friend in Sri Lanka.

Jagath Bandara is a dynamic union organiser here in Australia. He has helped thousands of working people and their families here in Australia, organising with them to stand up for their rights.

He was originally a political refugee from Sri Lanka.

He was visiting his former homeland when the tsunami struck.

We've heard nothing from him and his family.

Many people in Australia are worried about him.

If anyone has heard of him please let us know.

Wed Dec 29, 10:08:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Those in Bangalore, India can also call 5110-0000 whereby the Bridge Foundation will send in a taxi to your house to collect anything that you would like to donate to the tsunami victims.

Please ensure that all your contributions (food, clothing, vessels) are in a neatly packed & usable condition.

Wed Dec 29, 10:23:00 am IST  
Blogger Krishna said :

Ritesh, thanks for the link. We are already linking to Red Cross and several other aid agencies directly on the main page of the blog. However, if you have any other useful aid-related links and news please do share. Thanks again and best wishes,

Krishna

Wed Dec 29, 10:27:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I work for a freight forwarder. If anyone is looking for logistics services for transporting relief goods, especially out of the US, I just wanted to let you know we're out there.

Send me an email(balthshazar AT hotmail DOT com) if you're interested.

So its kind of a promo, but I figure there may be people out there who have relief goods and are trying to figure out how to move them. We're a full service forwarder and I thought we might be able to help.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/balthshazar/

Wed Dec 29, 10:30:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

India should call off its space research and shame to its early warning systems. An earthquake that hits indonesia and the the subsequent tidal waves that happened after 4 hours could not be detected! Tsunami kicked the srilanka shore 1 1/2hour before it hit Coastal Tamil Nadu. Even that could not be detected!
Shame on all those researchers...
Are we just making expensive crackers...

Wed Dec 29, 10:48:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:00:00 am IST  
Blogger Venkat Ramanan said :

Hi people,
I am Venkat from chennai. The blog is really exhaustive. I wish to be a contact for the Tsunami relief in Chennai. my email ids are euphoricindian@yahoo.co.in, euphoricindian@gmail.com and i could be contacted at 9840245524.
euphoricindian AT yahoo DOT co DOT in
-Venkat

Wed Dec 29, 11:04:00 am IST  
Blogger Elias said :

I am organizing a Tsunami Aid Project in Augusta, Maine. I know I may be very far away, but I want to do anything at all possible to help the victims of this devastating catastrophe. My project will include a pledge drive and a concert of as as muany bands I can get together. If anyone has any ideas, or any way to help me out, please email me at etapley04@hotmail.com. I appreciate the help, thank you!

Elias Tapley

Wed Dec 29, 11:22:00 am IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:33:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi, If you are interested to do rescue work for affected persons (tsunami) in Besant Nagar please contact Shihan Hussaini 98411618386.U cud help with old clothes,water bottles, blankets, food packets. Even if u cant help plz pass on this message to the people whom u know. If you are interested to do rescue work for affected persons (tsunami) in neelankarai please contact Priya 25506284. Even if you are not able to, please pass on the message to your friends

Wed Dec 29, 11:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

You can also check out the group Global Peace Initiative. They have a Boeing 747 loaded with supplies ready to leave for the affected areas. Their site is http://www.globalpeacenow.com. They accept contributions using Visa, Master, Discover and Amex cards.

Wed Dec 29, 12:01:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 12:01:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 12:03:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

In response to the massive tsunami event in South East Asia, we have created a website called http://www.tsunamibase.org. This website's focus is to gather evidence in the from of stories, pictures, and video which will help scientists and other researchers better understand this horrific event. These events are rare, unpredictable, and not very well understood.

The site's creator, Zane Kamat, has been filming a documentary on Tsunamis over the past three years. He is working with a team of tsunami experts based in Los Angeles, California and will probably be flying to the region in the next few days.

This website's focus is to gather evidence in the from of stories, pictures, and video which will help scientists and other researchers better understand this horrific event.

The website is being maintained with the upmost repsect to the victims of this catostrophe. It is not meant to disrespect the people affected by this act of nature. These events are rare, unpredictable, and not very well understood which is why your testimony is important.

Wed Dec 29, 12:08:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

For those in the U.S East Coast, please bring the following items to the New Jersey Buddhist Vihara (temple). This is a collection hub for items that will be shipped to Sri Lanka. More information and online donations are available at www.helplanka.org.

Address:
New Jersey Buddhist Vihara (Temple)
4299 RT. 27,
Princeton, NJ 08540

Items to bring:
* BOTTLED WATER
* First Aid: Gauze, Anti-septic, Plaster, Bandages, anti-inflammatory, anti-biotics
* Household Items: candles, pots and pans, kettles, plates, cups, napkins, thermos flasks, etc.
* Clothes (summer clothing): Shoes and sandals, Bed sheets and blankets
* Dry foods: Milk powder and feeding bottles, baby food, sugar, cereal, flour, dhal, canned foods, etc.

Thank You,
Shane Vitarana

Wed Dec 29, 12:14:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 12:37:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 12:59:00 pm IST  
Blogger M K Saravanan said :

Singapore: Donate thru DBS Internet Banking

Those who are in Singapore, you can donate to Singapore Red Cross Society - Tidal Waves Asia Fund. Login to your DBS/POSB Internet Banking, goto Bill Payment, from that select RedCross Tidal Waves Asia and contribute.

Wed Dec 29, 01:06:00 pm IST  
Blogger M K Saravanan said :

Singapore: Message from Mr.Krishna Raj

I came to know that one of my friend ( RUWAN ) is collecting donations for tsunami victims in SRILANKA, he is collecting only in kind like cloths , bed
sheets , medicines,under garments and what ever the items can help these victims. These donations are about to go by one week to SRILANKA . As well as i heard that Mustafa is helping these guys by selling some medicines in cost price . RUWAN mobile: 91886845. Ceylon Sports Club also setup a booth to collect donations to tsunami victims in kind or cash. Off Tel No.: 62971009

Wed Dec 29, 01:09:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:21:00 pm IST  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said :

SINGAPORE: Frequently updated links on this post if anyone wants to help from Singapore. Food and medicines are priority.

Wed Dec 29, 01:22:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:32:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:34:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:37:00 pm IST  
Blogger Mistyck said :

My family is all thankfully safe...however, being a transplanted Gujarati, I know all too well the agony that Asians in the US with family members still back in affected areas of Asia are going through. To those people and as a thank you to all the bloggers that kept me informed about the situation in Ahmedabad in Jan 2001, I offer this as my humble contribution to keep spirits up...it's not much and it isn't even written by me, but the heartfelt feelings are mine. Maybe one day the people who lost dear ones will be able to rembember "The Best of Times" without the pain.

"The headlines read ’these are the worst of times’
I do believe it’s true
I feel so helpless like a boat against the tide
I wish the summer winds could bring back paradise
But I know, if the world turned upside down
Baby, I know you’d always be around"--Styx "The Best of Times"

Wed Dec 29, 02:11:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

hello, im in gujurat and can volunteer to help out in chennai or any other affected areas. please get in touch with me on 0288 3017616 or 09324515172 or vibharao@gmail.com
please get back to me.
vibha ra

Wed Dec 29, 02:16:00 pm IST  
Blogger The Unsomnambulist said :

In the last twelve hours, Amazon.com has raised nearly 1 million dollars for the Red Cross's relief efforts in SE Asia...
People can contribute easily by going here:
http://www.amazon.com/paypage/PX3BEL97U9A4I

Wed Dec 29, 02:25:00 pm IST  
Blogger DuaneNavarre said :

I am Ex-Navy and trained in working with high voltage,
electronics, Radar, and in recent years run my own
business as Technical Support,computers & networks .

If I am needed I am available .

May God help all those that can be helped .

DuaneNavarre(at)yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/duanenavarre

Wed Dec 29, 02:32:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Donations in Spain.

List of NGOs with bank account numbers.

http://www.elmundo.es/fotografia/2004/12/maremotos_especial/ayuda.html

Wed Dec 29, 02:49:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 03:50:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Dear Volunteer Bloggers,

This is cilibrar@ofb.net (Rudi Cilibrasi) again. I have thought about what can be done to improve this site. I think the most important thing now is organization and structure, as it is too large to easily navigate and data is just going to keep piling in. Here are the categories I came up with:

1. Name Rosters: dead list, live list, missing list
2. Regions: Broken down by country codes:
.lk Sri Lanka
.in India
.bd Bangladesh
.th Thailand
And then by postal codes, so for example
Addalaichenai
would be coded as
LK-APR-32350 for the Addalaichenai region of Sri Lanka

If we consistently use the same location codes then
we may easily sort, search, and prioritize our needs.

3. Burial status of each region: has it been cleared yet.

4. Nearest hospital address and phone numbers for each
region. Nearest food, water, and temporary shelter.

5. Food, water, and medical supply stocks per hospital or region. Urgent immediate supply requests per region.

6. Supply offers list. Logistics support offers list.
Donor list. Aid group list. Donation receiving organization list (already in Wikipedia).
Shared aid delivery calendar with each item containing:
supply type, quantity
location of delivery and method
scheduled time of delivery
This is crucial for accurate logistical planning, but unfortunately we have never coordinated this many aid organizations at the same time.

7. General and complete phone list. General and complete address list. Both alphabetized with in-doc anchors so that we can link to them in the other pages.

I think if somebody can separate this blog into those sections it will make a huge difference as then people can add to it without making it unmanageable to navigate quickly. Please email me at cilibrar@ofb.net for any discussion of these ideas. Thanks for your help all.

Wed Dec 29, 04:11:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi,

I live in Houston, TX, USA. I have lot of clothing which I can contribute towards the disaster relief. Is there anyone in the US who is currently collecting such items?

thanks
sandhya
(email: arthasastra@hotmail.com)

Wed Dec 29, 07:39:00 pm IST  
Blogger Jason said :

in trinidad and tobago in the caribbean, the RED CROSS is appealing for financial contributions for the international red cross.

offices: 14-17 victoria square, port of spain

telephone: (868)623-5071 / (868)627-9411 / (868)627-9662

Wed Dec 29, 08:01:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

From the U.S ->
One thing I have observed is that there are a lot of people in the community with materials to donate, but not knowing where to do so ...prime example would be used clothes ...
It would be really great if we could have at least a couple of people volunteering from each state to co-ordinate with willing donors and try and assemble all the relief materials at one central location ... (a temple or a community center would be easily accessible).

All that would be needed is spread the word within family and friends and they could just drop of the clothes over the weekend ...


Please let me know of any opinions/suggestions.

People are more than willing to give but don't know where to go ...

tsunamirelief@yahoo.com

Wed Dec 29, 08:09:00 pm IST  
Blogger Ganesh S said :

You can also Post your donation thropught this site at http://www.rupya.com please come and donate here .

Wed Dec 29, 08:09:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 09:53:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 10:06:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

we are from the u.s. and are currently in southern thailand. we are desperate to know what we can do to aid in the relief anywhere in south-east asia. we are willing to travel to wherever we are most needed. please let us know what we can do.
please contact us via email at shainabocci@hotmail.com and chelsabocci@yahoo.com

Wed Dec 29, 10:08:00 pm IST  
Blogger whatsinaname said :

This is CNN's link to missing ppl database organized countrywide - will later update Wiki news too with it.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/email.appeals/index.html

Wed Dec 29, 10:10:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

India:
Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, Online Donation Option via PayPal @ http://srirangan.net/donate.php

Wed Dec 29, 10:51:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:06:00 pm IST  
Blogger Nisar said :

Dear friends,

I am a graduate student in Saskatoon, Canada and came across your website.Some of us here would like to extend our help in any possible way .Please let us know at nih807@yahoo.ca how we can be of any help.

Please respond ASAP

Thank you

Wed Dec 29, 11:25:00 pm IST  
Blogger austin said :

Hello!

I live in Wisconsin and I just don't have enough money to donate anything. Is there any need for people and if so how can I get there to help?

Best Wishes,
Austin Gruenweller
three.sixteen@gmail.com

Wed Dec 29, 11:38:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:44:00 pm IST  
Blogger Vivek said :

Appeal for Tsunami Disaster Relief Rehabilitation in South Asia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington DC, December 28, 2004: International Association for Human Values, in association with Art of Living Foundation, both international NGOs in special consultative status with the United Nations and present in 142 countries worldwide, has issued a world wide appeal for contributions towards immediate relief and rehabilitation work in regions that have been affected by devastating tidal waves in South Asia.

More than 200 volunteers of Art of Living Foundation have already started relief work in the worst affected areas in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Medicines, clothes, food and other relief material are being distributed to affected families in Chennai. A special team has been established which is making an assessment in terms of short term needs and long term rehabilitation needs. Art of Living volunteers will also be setting up trauma relief camps to recoup from the shock and trauma the victims are undergoing due to the disaster.

IAHV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions are fully tax deductible and 100% of your donations go to the victims.

You can donate in the following ways

1. ONLINE: Please go to http://www.iahv.org/disasterRelief.htm
and donate using our secure website (the secure website will be launched at the time of payment). We accept all major credit cards.

2. CHECK/MONEY ORDER: Please make them payable to IAHV and mail to:
IAHV, 12121 Quadrille Lane, Bowie, MD 20720

Contact:
Filiz Odabas 202-363-2136 or
Madhu Kadari 301-806-7983 for more information.

Wed Dec 29, 11:47:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:52:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:52:00 pm IST  
Blogger Koncerned_One said :

could someone donate and supply digital cameras or digital video cameras to ngos . there was a complaint that many of the victims could not be identified as there was no evidence to take of them before being cremated . right now it can also be used to keep track of the people alive , especially children and create a list of missing children

Thu Dec 30, 12:06:00 am IST  
Blogger Mark Poblete said :

Since a lot of the major news organizations are posting duplicate links, and some people may only be looking for online donation opportunities, I've compiled what I've found to be the largest collection of online donation sites thus far at http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/m/a/map408/tsunami.htm. I'm going to continue to update it with additional links as I find them.

Thu Dec 30, 12:15:00 am IST  
Blogger Jason said :

in TRINIDAD AND TONAGO, thered cross has set-up an account for financial contributions.

The NAME of the account is the "Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society Asian Appeal", and the ACCOUNT NUMBER is 180463484801, at branches of REPUBLIC BANK only.

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=52571630

Thu Dec 30, 12:17:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 12:25:00 am IST  
Blogger Neny said :

AIDS AND DONATION FOR INDONESIAN VICTIMS

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (http://www.indonesia-ottawa.org/)

55 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 1E5
Canada
Phone : (613) 724-1100
Fax : (613) 724-1105

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia extends its heartfelt gratitude to the outpouring of concern and sympathy from the Government and people of Canada. In this connection, we would like to suggest that all kinds of relief contributions or actions be done in close coordination with the Embassy of Indonesia in Ottawa. This includes the speedy issuance of visas for volunteers or members of organisations planning to travel to Indonesia to provide direct aid to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Please contact the embassy for these purposes.

The embassy would like to emphasize that donations from the public for the disaster victims be made in the form of funds. Logistical constraints prohibit the transportation of the goods to the afficted areas. All funds accumulted shall be used to purchase the food, goods, and medicine needed for the victims.

The relevant contact details in Indonesia:

* National Coordinating Agency for National Disaster and Refugees Relief

Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No. 36
Jakarta, 10110
Telp. (62)(21) 3458400
Fax. (62)(21) 3505075/3458500
Contact person: Mr. Sugeng – Mobile: (62)8164850361

* Secretariat of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Working Group for Natural Disaster Relief Efforts:

Biro Hukum, Departemen Luar Negeri
Lt. 7 Gedung Utama Deplu
Jalan Taman Pejambon No. 6, Jakarta 10110
Indonesia
Telp. (62)(21) 3846633
Fax. (62)(21) 3858044

* Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare:

Telp/fax : (62)(21)3453676
Telp/fax : (62)(21)3459102
Contact persons: Mr. Doddy Budiatman - Mobile: (62)818830076
Ms. Sitti Rahayu - Mobile: (62)812826759

The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa shall continuously update its website with the latest information regarding the victims and relief efforts underway in NAD and North Sumatra.

The Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa, in collaboration with the Indonesian Students Association in Canada, shall be holding an “Aceh and North Sumatra Earthquake Victims Emergency Relief Drive” all day and evening of Friday, 31 December 2004 for all who wish to submit donations to the victims of the tragedy. The Indonesian Embassy shall duly forward all donations to the victims in need in Aceh and North Sumatra, through the abovementioned working group.

Thu Dec 30, 12:26:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 12:37:00 am IST  
Blogger Sarang said :

Give Foundation (www.giveindia.org) has set up a Rehabilitation Fund to support initiatives to help those affected by the disaster in South India. 100% of the funds raised for this purpose will be disbursed for relief and rehabilitation of the victims. All donations are tax deductible. Every individual contribution will be acknowledged on our website, and details of how every penny is used will be provided online.

GIVE Foundation has been working with its partner NGOs in South India to mobilize relief efforts. For details on how to help:
http://www.giveworld.org/tsunami.htm (donors in the US)
http://www.giveindia.org/give/common/tsunami.jsp (donors in India/ UK)

Please click here for information regarding the activities currently being undertaken.
http://www.giveindia.org/give/common/NGOs.htm

Thu Dec 30, 12:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

David Hoffman is volunteering his help for Tsunami relief or whatever you guys have a need for. My email is NY_in_ND@yahoo.com

I was in an airplane crash on 6/28/04 this year and am recovering w/surgeries at a nursing home in North Dakota, USA. I am originally from New York.

I have my own equipment, plus ISP service in my room. Any HELP you people need regarding this MESS in s.e. Asia will be forthcoming. I am usually up all night watching TV anyway, so PUT ME TO WORK NOW!!!

Best regards and prayers to all; David

Thu Dec 30, 12:55:00 am IST  
Blogger Sarang said :

Hi,
I shall be more than happy if I can be of any help to migrate the data onto wikinews.org.

Please email me at saran_deo@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 01:00:00 am IST  
Blogger Arun Gopalakrishnan said :

I have setup a website for willing donors who can use paypal to make donations. I will collect these donations and then disperse them to local organizations that have been listed here and some ther organizations that I have come across through colleagues that I work with. The link is pulsific.com at
pulsific.com is a personal web site that I setup yesterday

Thu Dec 30, 01:03:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Here's one option, when I can get hold of a way to send money.I will add it to this post. The chap asking hasnt thought of how to receive the money, which makes it more real and not a hoax.

We can all add our own ideas here.
This is a small orphanage. We can also send money to Oxfam etc. of course.

I don't know them,( will take a look) but I know a group called "Compassion for India" that are very good. It is surprosing how much persecution there is for Christian ministers in India, and they keep on going and growing, in spite of 300 national ministers being murdered every year on average. We here about the european ones ( the chap burnt in his car with his two little boys last year) but not about the Indian ones.

IN regard to the tragedy in Asia, I received this yesterday.


Dear Madam in Christ,

I am bringing one tragic incident to your kind notice. I think you might
have heard or read in newspapers and televisions about Sunday’s huge
earthquake occurred in India. As a result of the massive earthquake and
tsunami waves, many villages, towns and even cities in four states of India
were submerged. Thousands of people died. Houses and even buildings
collapsed. Fishermen who ventured into the sea for fishing were found
missing. Many people were washed away in the seawaters. Many people were
rendered homeless. Many children lost their parents and parents their
children. The loss of property was estimated to be in crores of rupees. The
number of the dead is continuing to increase. Significant damage was caused
to the lives and properties of people.

The killer earthquake and tsunami waves hit our area also, killing hundreds
of people and rendering thousands of families shelter less. One of our
co-workers, Pastor Isaac, died making his children and wife orphans. And
some members of our congregation in another place were also killed in the
tsunami deluge. I lost my own sister and her husband in the deluge. Their
children became orphans at their tender age. This natural calamity caused so
much loss and grief to me. We left our dwelling places and moved to safer
places. We came out of our houses with the only dress we wore at that time.
We are now without food, clothing and shelter. We are in dire need of your
prayerful and financial assistance. Therefore, I most humbly urge you to
please have mercy on us and extend your kind help to us.

I am looking forward to your compassionate response prayerfully.

In Christ Jesus,
Pastor John Moparthi

Dear Prayer Family,
This e-mail is from my friend Pastor John Moparthi from India. He and his family have been through the tsunami tradegy that just occured in many countries in Asia. I have been corresponding with John for about a year now. I have photos of his ministry and some of the orphans that he ministers to on my webshots photo album, if anyone wishes to see them,just click on the link below.
http://community.webshots.com/album/109926225uUPihI/1

(Cam: I wasn't able to access this, but maybe you might be able to)
He and many countless others in Asia need our help and certainly our prayers today. May God open our hearts up to be that help, and certainly to be the prayer warriors that they so desperately need at this time. May God bless each and every one to be a help in time of need, in whatever way that you can be.
sincerely,
In Christ
Jaunita aka Eliz

Mt 25:34
Dear Susan in Christ,

You have informed me that you would like to send money. I shared it with my
family members, fellow workers and orphan children. They heard from you and
greatly rejoiced in the Lord. Your emails caused a lot of joy, comfort and
encouragement to us. Thank you so much for your loving words.

You asked me about Western Union. I do have a photo identity. I will show it
and pick up the money. So, please wire money in my name, John Moparthi, and
let me know the money transfer number for me to be able to pick up your
money. I am giving my postal address below.

You know about our present pathetic situation. We lost everything we had, in
the tsunami earthquake. We lost our homes and dear ones. Pastor Isaac and
some of his church members died in the tsunami. We are now without food,
clothing and shelter. We are in desperate need of your kind assistance to
buy food, clothing and rebuild our collapsed houses. I think you can
understand what we are going through now. So, please lift us up in your
powerful prayers and extend your helping hand in this terrible time of
tragedy.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor John Moparthi

My postal address is:

John Moparthi
Rajiv Nagar,
Karlapalem- 522 111
Guntur (Dt),
Andhra Pradesh,
South India.[/b]

I have checked this out and it is genuine, also as there is some delay in getting the aid out, it is nice to be able to help someone in this immediate way. PTL

Thu Dec 30, 01:07:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

It is with profound sadness that I am writing about this week’s earthquake and tsunamis. The scope of the tragedy on Humans is enormous : more than 100,000 people dead, and heartbreakingly, one-third of them are children. Among the hardest hit areas is the south-eastern coast of India,



With the toll raising everyday, there is need for relief efforts to combat spread of water borne diseases


visit the website : www.asianrelief.r8.org
this offers a list of western and indian agencies involved in the relief efforts and also has set up a Asian ASIAN TSUNAMI CRISIS Fund

Thu Dec 30, 01:24:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

In the United Kingdom, there is the Disasters Emergency Committee's appeal for donations. http://dec.org.uk/ This is a committee of the UK's leading aid agencies.

Thu Dec 30, 01:33:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 01:58:00 am IST  
Blogger Drew said :

Let me know how I can help.

- Drew

Gmail4Troops
http://drewby.blogspot.com

Thu Dec 30, 02:04:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

==================================================
Needed: Donor pledges to seed Ad campaign
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We have initiated a Google Ad Campaign for Tsunami Victims Disaster Aid Fund. Ad links to http://www.sulekha.com/aidtsunami/

Campaign has received an overwhelming response, incurring $200-300 in ad expenses daily. Please email: sri_temp@hotmail.com or arti@sulekha.net for pledging via paypal for helping underwrite this campaign.

=====================================================

Thu Dec 30, 02:09:00 am IST  
Blogger commoner said :

The AID-INDIA website seems to be down. Any news on that ?

Thu Dec 30, 02:17:00 am IST  
Blogger Constantin Basturea said :

Guys, I think you have posted on the sidebar the wrong e-mail address for contact re: moving the information to the wiki.

The address seaeatvolunteers@yahoogroups.com can be used only to post messages on the Yahoogroup if one is already a member of the group, but for subscription the address is: seaeatvolunteers-subscribe@yahoogroups.comI/ve already seny a subscription request. Thank you!

Thu Dec 30, 02:19:00 am IST  
Blogger Constantin Basturea said :

You might want to post this:

AFP: India rejects foreign aid for deadly tsunami relief work - Wed Dec 29, 4:28 AM ET

NEW DELHI - India has turned down foreign aid as it has "adequate resources" to provide relief to victims of a deadly tsunami that killed tens of thousands of Asians, a government official said.

India has been flooded with "generous offers of aid" from countries like Russia, the United States, Israel and Japan, said the official who did not want to be named.

"In fact, all friendly nations have offered help but we feel we do have the resources to handle the situation. If at a later stage we feel we need assistance we will not hesitate to ask," said the source on Wednesday.

"Right now we not only have adequate resources but have gone out and mounted a huge relief effort for Sri Lanka and Maldives. We could not have done this if we were facing a problem in Indian relief operations." [more @ Yahoo News]

Thu Dec 30, 02:30:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The AID-INDIA website www.aidindia.org is
overwhelmed due to the unexpected interest.
We apologise for the inconvenience, but we still
appreciate your intent.

While we gear to scale our infrastructure, we have partnered with SULEKHA - an online community hub.

http://www.sulekha.com/aidtsunami/?ref=hpimage

--sri

Thu Dec 30, 02:33:00 am IST  
Blogger Disillusioned kid said :

http://tapol.gn.apc.org/st041229.htm

ACEH EMERGENCY - URGENT APPEALPlease make a donation, however small, to the Aceh emergency appeal fund.

TAPOL will forward all donations to grassroots humanitarian organisations in Aceh.

Payment options:
* Send a cheque payable to Aceh Appeal Fund to TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, 111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HW, UK.
* Make a deposit in the following bank account: Tapol; Account no. 50094435; The Co-operative Bank; sort code 08-90-79.
* Make an online donation.

For more information, email tapol@gn.apc.org or phone 020 8771 2904

Thu Dec 30, 02:41:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 02:57:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 03:13:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 03:14:00 am IST  
Blogger PostMaster said :

Food for the Hungry is one of the major humanitarian aid organizations actively working to provide food, clothing, medical supplies & support for victims of the recent tsunami in the areas surrounding the Indian Ocean. Donations are needed to help relief efforts in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives & other areas affected by the unexpected tsunami.

More information about relief effortsTo Help or DonateFood for the Hungry is urging individuals to please help the tsunami/earthquake victims by making a donation online or by calling 1-800-2-HUNGERS

Thu Dec 30, 03:15:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi.

First of all, congratulations for your great effort.

I would like to share with you the information on how to make contributions to
the SouthEast Asian victims from Portugal:

SOS Crianças da Asia - UNICEF
http://www.unicef.pt
Banco Caixa Geral de Depositos
NIB: 003501270002824123054


Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa
http://www.cruzvermelha.pt/cvp_t/noticias/not_asismico_tsunami.asp
Banco Português de Investimento
NIB: 001000001372227000970


Caritas - Vitimas do Sudeste Asiático
http://www.caritas.pt/index.asp?op=5
Banco Caixa Geral de Depósitos
NIB: 003506970063091793082



Regards,
-fonsecaribeiro

Thu Dec 30, 03:29:00 am IST  
Blogger Beck said :

I am setting up my blog site for use as a volunteer blogger. I don't know how to go about this. There is supposed to be some kind of invitation to work with this, some sort of shift work. If anyone knows how to hook up to this please let me know. My blog site is not up for business, but if I can find out more about this, it can be up by tonight. My email is sealymay@hotmail.com. Please let me know what to do. I am on standby, to do anything I can with this.

Thu Dec 30, 03:37:00 am IST  
Blogger Beck said :

I just posted a comment wanting to know how to be a volunteer blogger. I forgot to leave my name, it is Rebecca Turner, goes with my email of sealymay@hotmail.com. Please let me hear.

Thu Dec 30, 03:39:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The East Timor Action Network in the US and Tapol, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign in the UK are collaborating to get aid to grassroots organizations in Aceh.

ETAN is also organizing support for increased aid from the US government. Secure Online Donations can be sent and information on contacting Congressional representatives can be gotten at:

http://www.etan.org/action/action2/23alert.htm#Donate%20to%20Aceh%20relief

The appeal from Tapol reads:

Please make a donation, however small, to the Aceh emergency appeal fund.

TAPOL will forward all donations to grassroots humanitarian organisations in Aceh.

Payment options:

* Send a cheque payable to Aceh Appeal Fund to TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, 111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HW, UK.

* Make a deposit in the following bank account: Tapol; Account no. 50094435; The Co-operative Bank; sort code 08-90-79.

* Make an online donation (see the ETAN link above).

For more information, email tapol@gn.apc.org or phone 020 8771 2904

Thank you.

29 December 2004

From: Mike McCallister, workingwriterATprodigyDOTnet
Notes from the Metaverse: http://radio.weblogs.com/0124049

Thu Dec 30, 03:55:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 03:58:00 am IST  
Blogger Brian Carver said :

Accepting Online Tsunami Relief Donations:

Art of Living - www.artofliving.org
International Association for Human Values - www.iahv.org

-International Association for Human Values, in association with
Art of Living Foundation, both international NGO's in special
consultative status with the United Nations and present in 142
countries worldwide, has issued a world wide appeal for
contributions towards immediate relief and rehabilitiation work in
regions that have been affected by devastating tidal waves in South
Asia. Volunteers responded to the tsunami immediately as they were
already on-site in several of the worst affected areas including
Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Chennai, and Sri Lanka.

-Several tons of relief materials collected and sent to areas in
need and being distributed by volunteers.
-Art of Living volunteers are setting up trauma relief camps as
they have done during Gujarat Earthquakes, 9/11 World Trade Center
Attack, Orissa Cyclone, Kosovo, and Jakarta Flood relief.
-Volunteer doctors are being organized from around the world.
-Art of Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Thu Dec 30, 04:01:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

this is list of agencies helping for support

at www.asianrelief.r8.org

Thu Dec 30, 04:14:00 am IST  
Blogger pat said :

I have started a blog for stranded swedes and their relatives on http://hjalp.blogspot.com :

Thu Dec 30, 04:15:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The UK's Disaster Emergency Committee is taking donations.

Thu Dec 30, 04:17:00 am IST  
Blogger asianrelief said :

with much relief ^pouring in for the victims will all of them serve the purpose. I think after the initial euphoria dies down all that the victims will be left behind is with the memories of the tragedy and for the rest of the world it will be just another event in the history.
This will just go down as another event in 2004.

The need to focus on long term issues is also important now-to build houses, hospitals and also economic reconstructions.

I think at that time we will be left with only a handful of genuine volunteer agencies.

Hope this message gets across.

Thu Dec 30, 04:40:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Tsunami Disaster Forum www.tsunamiforum.org
provide a web-based communication base for all
people involved in the Tsunami disaster.
You can search for missing people, tell others
that you are OK or post any relevant information
to keep others up to date.
As the telephone lines of all organisations are
quite busy, this forum helps to discharge the
lines and unburden the brave people behind.

Thu Dec 30, 04:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Thu Dec 30, 04:48:00 am IST  
Blogger The Stone Bench Master said :

New Blog - specifically created to help find missing Americans in the effected areas of the Eartgquake & Tsunami's.

http://tsunamimissingamericans.blogspot.com/

Thu Dec 30, 04:55:00 am IST  
Blogger Jozef Imrich, Esq. said :

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Thu Dec 30, 05:05:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 05:11:00 am IST  
Blogger Beck said :

I have set up a beginning site for helping as a volunteer blogger. the URL is http://Geolink.com, and my email is sealymay@hotmail.com. I still don't know how to be of best use here. I hope someone will contact me and let me know, but who knows, as time goes on I may find out for myself! Thanks, any info. out there.

Thu Dec 30, 05:25:00 am IST  
Blogger Beck said :

Posted this just a little while ago -- Have set up a blog site for volunteering blogging for this disaster. Don't quite know what to do with it, I can be reached at sealymay@hotmail.com or sealymay.sunset@blogger.com, and the URL is http://Geolink.com. Let me know if there is anything I can do. I will keep trying.

Thu Dec 30, 05:46:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Thu Dec 30, 06:30:00 am IST  
Blogger Old Patriot said :

Several things:
Most people using the Opera browser will find it hard to log into Yahoo or to post comments. Apparently, Blogger doesn't recognize the Opera browser's cookies. Switch to IE, Netscape, or Mozilla - the problems will disappear.

The address on Yahoo won't accept messages unless you're registered as a part of the group. That may be more time-consuming than most people can handle.

I've agreed to help in any way I can, both on my blog (http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com) and anywhere else I can be of assistance. I can also help with the Wikipedia project, if someone will be kind enough to email me and give me the necessary information.

Thu Dec 30, 06:42:00 am IST  
Blogger Pete said :

'Lo folks!

I must say, excellent idea using Blogger, and Wiki, to get the information out. Keep up the good work.

To help out, I've linked from my blogs, and my Slashdot user page, to Tsunami Help.

Also, if anyone needs Gmail invites, email me: pdboddy AT gmail DOT com. I have a number I can give out. These could be useful in storing large emails, or large numbers of emails, and perhaps an email list could be started as well?

Thu Dec 30, 06:46:00 am IST  
Blogger apshel said :

You should check out this site for aid donations for earthquake and tsunami victims.

http://www.TsunamiReliefGroup.org

They will donate 100% of all donations and contribute some themselves.

Thu Dec 30, 06:56:00 am IST  
Blogger Akkini said :

While I really appreciate the excellant job you guys are doing, I think this whole blog had descended into Chaos. Blog is simply not suited to be an information clearing house, Wiki surely is. This blog is ideally suited for daily updates from the disaster area though.

Thu Dec 30, 07:05:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Pewople must check the forums. People have been found via the forums already.

http://www.onethailand.com/forums/

Thu Dec 30, 07:53:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

On the front page of the site, you have the Red Cross listed but the link is for the American Red Cross. Did you mean to do that or is it supposed to be the International Red Cross. Here's the direct link for donations:
http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/F136DCCB5929912F41256DFE003F6B7C?OpenDocument&Style=Custo_Final.3&View=defaultBody3

Howard: howardshiau@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 08:04:00 am IST  
Blogger Bala said :

Akkini,

Thanks for the advice. We are working on the Wikis as we speak and you can see that it has been developed into an excellent resource.

Thanks

Thu Dec 30, 08:42:00 am IST  
Blogger Bala said :

Howard,

Thanks for the international Red Cross link. Will update the blog.

Thu Dec 30, 08:42:00 am IST  
Blogger Drew said :

Hi.
My kids and I are stunned by the events in Asia.
They wanted to donate to the Red Cross. This made me very proud, and led to the building of the following web page where I have listed some charities for donations.
Hope this helps.
- Drew Harris
http://www/adwords-hints.com/tsunami

Thu Dec 30, 08:51:00 am IST  
Blogger Pgwbali said :

I am currently living in Indonesia, Bali, and would like to volunteer to help in Aceh. You can contact me at pgw1@yahoo.com or 62 (0)818 560 936.

Thu Dec 30, 08:52:00 am IST  
Blogger Drew said :

Hi.
My kids and I are stunned by the events in Asia.
They wanted to donate to the Red Cross. This made me very proud, and led to the building of the following web page where I have listed some charities for donations.
Hope this helps.
- Drew Harris
http://www.adwords-hints.com/tsunami

Thu Dec 30, 08:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

http://www.livejournal.com/users/amamiyarin/274482.html
I have a post about some charity aids there. I also have informations regarding volunteer works. Thank you!

Thu Dec 30, 09:40:00 am IST  
Blogger amrit said :

As per information received from Mr. Rasheed Yusuf of
Nicobar Youth Association in Kamorta at 5:00 PM on
29th December 2004.

1. The first aid reached Kamorta today morning by MV Tilangchong, a naval ship.
2. MV Sentinel is expected, it sailed yesterday night
from Port Blair via Car Nicobar.
3. Katchal, Car Nicobar and Chowra are most badly
affected.
4. Coast Guard brought the only aid that reached Chowra.
5. At Teressa, 600 persons are marooned in Bengali village, not rescued yet.
6. At Bambooka, 8 are still missing.
7. In Pillomillow, out of 600 persons, 200 are missing.
8. At Dering, out of 200, just 40 survive.
9. At Champion, 2 persons are still missing.

Local teachers and doctors have been extremely helpful.

Our other observations are:

The passenger jetty at Hut Bay had collapsed on 28th
AM. More than 300 hundred dead bodies from Hut Bay so
far. Damage extends far beyond Head quarters. The death tally may go up many times the present figure.

Trinket has broken up in three parts. About 70% of
Katchal is destroyed.

Drinking water, shelter and food are the most pressing
needs. Disposal of dead bodies and carcasses of animals is the highest priority.

Measures to prevent an epidemic will need to be taken
up on a war footing.

Logistical difficulties make the rate of rescue of
people pretty slow.

We also find that non-tribals by far outnumber the tribals in the rescued group of people.

We are apprehensive about the fate of the primitive
tribe, like the Shompen, Jarawa, Onge, Great Andamanese and Sentinelese.

SAMIR ACHARYA, Secretary,
Society For Andaman & Nicobar Ecology.

Contact nos: (O) (03192) 232929, 234624, 236014
(R) (03192) 235002, 233072
Mobile – 0 9434282573

Thu Dec 30, 09:41:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Visit www.asianrelief.r8.org

Making a small wave in the large ocean of Relief efforts.

helping for those in times of greatest need

Dont just sit and surf just clik and serve

Thu Dec 30, 09:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Web site for patients at Phuket Thailand International Hospital

http://www.phuket-inter-hospital.co.th/vstoday_Forien.htm

Thu Dec 30, 09:44:00 am IST