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Monday 3 January 2005

Volunteers Wanted in Chennai

Volunteers needed in Chennai to help pack the relief supplies and other tasks. Please ccontact AID India, Chennai, on how you can help.

College student/office workers can help out even after college/office hours on weekdays and full time at weekends.

Aid India Contact Info:
survivors.aidindia.org
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help/Aid_Agencies/India#Chennai

Update:

If you are volunteering in Chennai, then we have the following teams set in place for the immediate relief work:

1. Collection and Information Team: This team will handle calls, receive donations of money, clothes, medicines, blankets and vessels and send receipts, give information on the current status of relief work. This team will also give out press releases, send out email reports and call for further donations based on the needs. This is the team that people from outside must contact.

2. Allocation and Distribution: This team will get the needs from various field locations, sort the materials collected, divide it up for different locations based on the need and send it to the field coordinators for distribution.

3. Field Team: In each area we have a team of volunteers who will be coordinating the relief efforts and distribution of materials. Please figure out where you fit best, and give us a call. We urgently need all the volunteers we can get. ( College Students / Office workers can Volunteer after college/office hours on WeekDays and full time on WeekEnds )

AID India , 20/34 , Rathinam Street , off Avvai
Shanmugam road (near Besant Street) , Gopalapuram ,
Chennai

Contact : Bharati/Manohar/Hari (AID office) - 28350403, 55665629, 55615629. Contact AID Office before sending Supplies.
10 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger helenmacmillan said :

I AM A 41 YEAR OLD HEALTHY MOTHER OF 4. I WORK AS A VOLUNTEER AT A SPECIAL NEEDS NURSERY IN THE UK. I WILL GO ANYWHERE AND DO WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE RELIEF EFFORT. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT helen@hurstbourne.demon.co.uk

Mon Jan 03, 10:11:00 PM IST  
Blogger Koncerned_One said :

There is an urgent need of volunteers right now by many of the NGO's running relief operations from chennai . Yesterday there were a 100 or so volunteers from a lot of chennai colleges and most Companies , including HCL/Infosys/ABN AMRO / Nucleus Software and many more . Since today is a working day and college reopening , They are in need of volunteers . Most of the volunteers who are college students / working have agreed to come to their office to help out even after the college/office hours .

If you are in chennai and finish work early please try to contact AIDINDIA office on how you can help out . If you are unable to make it , Please pass on this message by any form . pamphlet , email , group mails to all college friends and office goers . Try posting this site
tsunamihelp.blogspot.com at your college / office boards

VOLUNTEERING : If you are volunteering in CHENNAI, then we have the following teams set in place for the immediate relief work
1. Collection and Information Team: This team will handle calls, receive donations of money, clothes, medicines, blankets and vessels and send receipts, give information on the current status of relief work. This team will also give out press releases, send out email reports and call for further donations based on the needs. This is the team that people from outside must contact.
2. Allocation and Distribution: This team will get the needs from various field locations, sort the materials collected, divide it up for different locations based on the need and send it to the field coordinators for distribution.
3. Field Team: In each area we have a team of volunteers who will be coordinating the relief efforts and distribution of materials. Please figure out where you fit best, and give us a call. We urgently need all the volunteers we can get.

http://aidindia.org/CMS/
http://aidindia.org/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=43#chennai-mat
http://samanvaya.com/relief-work

Contact Information for AIDINDIA is here
Address :
AIDINDIA , 20/34 , Rathinam Street , off Avvai Shanmugam road(near besant street) , Gopalapuram ,
Contact : Bharati/Manohar/Hari (AID office ) - 044-28350403, 55665629, 55615629. Contact AID Office before sending Supplies

Mon Jan 03, 11:05:00 PM IST  
Blogger kimberly said :

i am a 16 year old girl who lives in arizona....i am greatly bothered by the damage the tsunami caused....even though i am only 16 i am willing to help in anyway possible.....if you need anything at all email me at Kim_clark23@yahoo.com

Mon Jan 03, 11:11:00 PM IST  
Blogger ILoveDDR said :

I support the people who have been in the tsunami.

Tue Jan 04, 12:14:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi my name is Sheila Krishn, and I am 21 year old college student in the US. My family is from Chennai and I have some time in January and would like to come help. I can speak Tamil and English. My email is krishnas@mit.edu. Please email me if I can help. I will also try to call this evening.

Tue Jan 04, 01:17:00 AM IST  
Blogger Koncerned_One said :

GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS
Samanvaya lists do's and dont's for the relief worker
http://www.indiatogether.org/relief/bhuj/samanvaya.htm

Tue Jan 04, 08:09:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My name is David, i am i fit and healty 23 year old living in Sydney, Australia. I have a certificate in Social Work and i am willing to do whatever is required, wherever it is needed to help the victims of this tradegy. contact me on
david.barry@optus.com.au

Tue Jan 04, 10:06:00 AM IST  
Blogger Koncerned_One said :

Another NGO in chennai wants volunteers /doctors

http://samanvaya.com/relief-work/update7.htm

they had helped out during the bhuj quake a few years back

http://www.sristi.org/english/dmis/saman_meet1.html

Contact : Tamilnadu Tsunami Relief Initiative
CONTACT INFO-Desk:
For information on the relief work and to provide your support, contact the TTRI: Samanvaya is coordinating the information on behalf of the network agencies. Call Ram or Rama at (land line) +91-44-25550781 or mobile 09382160811 (Ram) or 9384550781 (Rama).

Tue Jan 04, 04:40:00 PM IST  
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Wed Jan 05, 01:35:00 AM IST  
Blogger Trevor said :

My name is Trevor McGrath, i am a 25 year old Plumber from Chicago. I am sure my skills could be utilized in some way, especially dealing with all of the water that has flooded the regions. I am Certified in CPR for the professional rescuer, and First Aid. If you could use me at all I would gladly be willing to help.

email; carol.mcg@sbcglobal.net

T. mcgrath

Fri Jan 07, 02:34:00 AM IST