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Sunday, 2 January, 2005

International Association For Human Values: Relief efforts, field reports and request for donations


International Association for Human Values, in association with the 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 the devastating tsunami and earthquakes in South Asia. IAHV has already sent $25,000 for immediate relief efforts.
Read more.

How to Donate: (Tax exempt under 501(c)(3) in US and 80G in India)

Online via secure server http://www.iahv.org/
(secure server opens when entering credit card information)
Mailing addresses for India, USA, Canada and Europe are here.

Report on December 30 2004
(contributed by
Vineeth Vijayraghavan )

  • Art of Living, Trichy center, responded immediately, collecting relief materials (clothes, food, medicines and water) and sent them to the affected areas.
  • Core team of 20 volunteers under leadership of Sanjeev Kumar, Babu, Lakshmana Perumal moved into Karikal and Nagipattinam districts and reached out to other volunteers.
  • Team of doctors under the leadership of Anjalo, Parthiban and Manivel moved to the worst affected areas of Nagipattinam and Karaikal to provide medical assistance.
  • Further 7 more vans with relief material has moved to Nagaipattinam.
  • Team of 50 volunteers from Trichy led by Captain Jagadeesan and Sanjeev Kumar along with 3 teachers and 10 volunteers are working in the worst affected areas of Nagaipattinam.
  • Further volunteer teams from Kumbakonam and Thanjavoor centers are joining the existing volunteer group.
  • A operational base camp is being set up in the Art of Living center in Tiruvarur which is 15 kms from Nagipattinam
  • Volunteers in Chennai city are donating clothes and other relief material in a big way.
  • In Kerala, Art of Living is running two relief camps in Karunagapally and two in Vypeen islands alongside the government.
  • Extensive work is also happening in Kanyakumari and Ramnad districts.
  • Immediate needs include:
  1. blankets
  2. cooking vessels
  3. kerosene stoves
  4. anti malarial vaccines
  5. safe drinking water

About IAHV: Recognized by and in special consultative status with the United Nations. Founding members include HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, HH The Dalai Lama, Honorable Basdeo Pandey (Trinidad & Tobago), HE Ketumile Masire (President of Botswana), Justice Bhargava (Commissioner, Human Rights, India), Honorable Naveen Ramgulam (Former President of
Mauritius), Honorable Mireya Moscoso Rodriguez (President, Republic of Panama).

Previous and on-going relief and rehabilitation efforts: Post-war Iraq and Afghanistan, Gujarat earthquake, Orissa cyclone, Bihar floods, post Sept. 11 World Trade Center, Jakarta floods, Germany floods, Bam earthquake and Kosovo.
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger Andy Mackay said :

Another way to donate if your in the UK is to text 83321, which will donate 1.50 to the appeal...

Sun Jan 02, 05:44:00 PM IST  
Blogger The Geeky Bosun said :

The above number has been set up with the DECT and all the major mobile telephone networks in the UK. Every single penny of the £1.50 actually gets donated. The networks have waivied the cost of actually sending the message. So remember folks 83321 Via SMS on any mobile network and your £1.50 goes into the fund!

Mon Jan 03, 03:10:00 AM IST