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Wednesday 29 December, 2004


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Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am trying to get news about my friend who is german and was in Maldives when the tsunami came. Where do I get an information about him?

Wed Dec 29, 12:33:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am in maldives... could you give me his phone number... or any other possible contact details..?

Wed Dec 29, 12:35:00 am IST  
Blogger Atheistbishop said :

What is your location?

Wed Dec 29, 12:43:00 am IST  
Blogger Atheistbishop said :

We will direct questions for help on Sri Lanka.
Do you want to serve specific questions?

What can you provide as help as of now?

Wed Dec 29, 12:44:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would like to know if anyone has information on how to help. I dont have the funds to donate money but I have skills that I think can be of use.
I am an american chef an am prepared to travel on immidiate notice. I can do large quantity preparation of food and have done before for 1000 people at a time(though not in an emergency situation)I would really like to do anything I can, as I lived in SE Asia for 7 years and am very fond of the place and the people. Please if anyone can let me know how, please email me at jmsingapore@yahoo.com
Feel free to forward this to any volounteer org you may know of that can use my help.
thank you
James M. Budapest Hungary

Wed Dec 29, 12:44:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


ACCEPTING DONATIONS CLICK HERE : http://www.boshtang.com/2004/12/tsunami-update-deathtoll-rises-to.html.


Note: Some employers match your contributions to charities. So if you put 100 $ the employer would put another 100 $. This way you could double your contributions. Check with your employer and find out which charities are matched by your employer and make a donation to one of those charities.

Wed Dec 29, 12:48:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Red Cross (at least in Colorado) is only accepting money. Is anyone accepting goods in the US for the tsunami relief efforts? Where can I send clothes, basic first aid, non-perishable food etc? If there's nothing in Colorado Springs or Denver, is there any location in the US accepting goods?
you can reach me at: kestrelco"at"adelphia"dot"net

Wed Dec 29, 12:53:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

About my friend in Maldives:
don't have any contact details about him at the moment:
his name is Jan Toporski and he is German
I want to know if he is ok, thank you for your help.

Wed Dec 29, 12:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

make your requests to make contact with people maldives here... http://www.dhivehiobserver.com/floods/familymessages.htm

there is also the hotline..

Wed Dec 29, 12:59:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Looking for a list of survivors (Canadian).

Wed Dec 29, 01:32:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

can someone provide links to agencies that will accept non - cash donations - ie canned food, clothing, blankets , medical supplies, etc. I do not have cash to donate, however would be willing to organize a donation drive, sort and mail out directly to aid workers in the area - any help in organizing or links to agencies accepting durable goods donations please post - I am in sf bay area , CA usa - thank you

Wed Dec 29, 03:13:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Looking for agencies that accept volunteers to GO TO SE ASIA to help, maybe fund the tickets, but I'd work for free.

Wed Dec 29, 05:45:00 am IST  
Blogger Unknown said :


An user is collecting clothes and tangibles in the US. You can contact him:

From a Poster from 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, 06:56:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would like to volunteer my help-available to fly down immediately.. Are there any airlines offering cheap flights down for volunteers?

Wed Dec 29, 10:25:00 am IST  
Blogger Dale L. Larson said :

So far, several organization have responded that they don't have volunteer opportunities overseas, while others list only opportunities to pay them for the priveledge of working in Africa or wherever, but no reference to volunteering for the current disaster. See below for my original message to them...

I don't have the ability from India to do a lot of research from here. I haven't seen any good articles or postings about how to volunteer with relief efforts, and it is starting to look like no one is accepting such help.

I'm saying that I'm in the area, I have skills, experience and abilities and a strong healthy body to offer and that I want to go where I am needed to help with releiving this disaster.

I now have several friends who are fellow travelers in the area who want to join me as well as other friends from America who are in situations where they can pay to get themselves here and make themselves available to help for months.

I think that in the case of a disaster like this, there are good people who have great experience, skills and a pair of hands to offer that realize they are in a
position in their lives where they could help right now, and that it is a damn shame to waste that energy and enthusiasm and unique circumstance.

Is there someone out there who can take advantage immediately (or almost so) of me and these other 6-12 hard working, experienced and skilled people to help? Most of us don't have money we could donate, but could cover the huge expense of transportation to the site and then would be worth a lot of money in labor. We're happy to work as volunteers or in a low-paying position, whatever.

It's nice that CNN has an article about where to send cash, how about an article on the lack of resources for those who stand ready to give something much more precious -- themselves.

----- Forwarded message -----
I'm an American currently traveling in India. I had been considering going to Sri Lanka in late January (though I hadn't yet purchased my ticket), but now am
less interested in going as a tourist. I am interested in going now to help in the relief efforts if I can find a way to usefully do so. I might also be
interested in working in the stricken parts of India (I'm currently in Goa, though my tourist visa expires January 28).

If you could forward my email appropriately within your organization, or perhaps direct me to other rganizations who might be appropriate, that would be most appreciated.

Though I haven't volunteered for disaster relief before, I'm at a perfect place and time in my life to be able to do so now.

My travel plans are flexible and I have no commitments which would prevent me from volunteering for possibly as much as six months. I do have a plane ticket
home from India (via other countries I'd planned to visit) which has to be used by August.

I have a very limited budget, but I can cover the cost of my flight from India to Sri Lanka. I presume I'd probably not be able to find a hotel and resturants
where help is needed so that whoever I'm working with would have to provide food and shelter while I am working. I'm traveling as a typical backpack tourist; I
don't have a tent, sleeping bag, water filter or other camping/survival gear with me.

I'm pretty capable in most every sense. I have lots of computer skills and magerial experience (I've been the operations manager of an internet datacenter and have managed other businesses, have done software engineering, network management and IT support), current cpr/medic/first-responder training (seems a bit late for that), am a rescue diver (also a bit late for that), have some hands-on construction skills and expereince (as well as managing construction contracts), have wilderness survival training, and am physically capable of performing hard labor or otherwise working in physically challenging environments. I am reliable and a hard worker and would be happy to provide references. I'm willing to do just about any work needed to help in whatever way

Thanks for the good work you do and thanks for pointing me in the right


Wed Dec 29, 10:38:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Does anyone have contact information for individuals who are working in the relief effort in southern Thailand? My friend is planning on flying to Bangkok this week in search of her missing brother (who was on Phi Phi Island). She needs phone numbers or email addresses of people who can help her in her search. Also, does anyone know whether people are being allowed into hospitals and morgues to identify their family members? Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Wed Dec 29, 11:45:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Anyone coordinating relief efforts in Hyderabad? I am currently there and want to offer my time and effort. Am willing to go to the affected areas to help. Please contact me at maithreyim@hotmail/gmail.com

Wed Dec 29, 12:15:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Could someone pls tell me how I can contribute relief in kind also (like sarees, etc), in mumbai, for the tsunami survivors? Pls mail me- Neha, senoritaneha@yahoo.co.in

Wed Dec 29, 12:38:00 pm IST  
Blogger Jean Boris Urban (JB) said :

How to know what's already transferred to the Wikinews database? Who is coordinating the work?

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

If anyone knows of any opportunities to actually go out and help in any of the affected areas, please could they email me (m.baumback@vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk). My husband and I are both healthy and willing to help in whatever ways we can, all the relief agencies seem to want only doctors or money. Surely there is a need for unskilled but willing manpower?


Shellie Baumback

Wed Dec 29, 06:04:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

hi my name is Brad im 23 from perth Australia, i want to head to indonesia asap to help out in any way i can i was wondering if you knew of any volunteer groups heading over from here or where i could meet up with an organisation to offer my help..i have a very good understanding of the indonesian language and culture and hve lived in indonesia for extended periods of time.. i am ready to leave asap and am up for anything just get me some contact details if you could, that would be much appreciated...thanks

Wed Dec 29, 06:26:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Brad Fraser from perth here my email address in bradfraser81@yahoo.com thanks re:above blog

Wed Dec 29, 06:29:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Eu,gostaria de ter alguma informação a respeito das Testemunhas de Jeová nos países afetados pelos tsunamis e terremotos.


Wed Dec 29, 06:54:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I recently read a comment (which I can't now find) re. using a payment system such as Paypal to allow people to make donations. Another system which might be useful is: http://www.neteller.com/ab/

I'm not linked with this company in any way, but do know that they specialise in facilitating international money transfer.

Wed Dec 29, 06:56:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Does anyone have contact information for individuals who are working in the relief effort in southern Thailand? My friend is planning on flying to Bangkok this week in search of her missing brother (who was on Phi Phi Island). She needs phone numbers or email addresses of people who can help her in her search. Also, does anyone know whether people are being allowed into hospitals and morgues to identify their family members? Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you.
# posted by Anonymous : 11:45 AM

Go to this link it is the local paper the Phuket Gazette with every number you could need and websites too. http://www.phuketgazette.net/classifieds/show.asp?TypeQuery=7&page=1&limit=75&ref=20041229162840
Good luck

Wed Dec 29, 06:56:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am Sriram M R and I live at Bangalore. I am willing to volunteer my time for relief work. I can organise camps, provide translation efforts etc. I am fluent in Tamil,English and Hindi. I will foot my own expenses and I am there available for 10-15 days. I can go to Andamans/Srilanka too. Please release an invite for me and let me know where I could join you folks. If there is a group starting from Bangalore I would be interested to join in.

My email Ids are : sriram_mr@in.ibm.com,sriram.srirammr@gmail.com.
Please give me further contact information so that I could contact you guys.

Wed Dec 29, 07:57:00 pm IST  
Blogger Unknown said :


I have sent you a email tellin you how you can get in touch with the volunteers travelling to Andaman.

Thanks for volunteering

Wed Dec 29, 11:20:00 pm IST  
Blogger Unknown said :

Brad Fraser:

Please take a look at this port providing information on how the relief effort is being co-ordinated by CARE Australia.


Thanks for the offer.

Wed Dec 29, 11:22:00 pm IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 12:04:00 am IST  
Blogger Mike said :

Any word from Mauritius? One of my friends is vacationing there.

Thu Dec 30, 01:19:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 01:38:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 03:52:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

http://www.sulekha.com/aidtsunami/ has a matching donation program with AID - Association for India Development -
Probably the best out there, since, most agencies have as high as 50% overhead..

Thu Dec 30, 04:45:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello, I would like some information on volunteering (either at home or abroad). I current reside in Vancouver, BC (Canada), but would be willing to travel to help those who need it. Please respond with info to bryanclark@telus.net

- Bryan Clark

Thu Dec 30, 05:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


i am yet another backpacker in the area who is willing to volunteer time and labor but after talking to the red cross and several other organizations, it doesn't appear that there is much we can do to help other than donate. If anyone does know of a way that i can help (I am in Thailand) please email me at dtemple@gmail.com. Thanks!

Thu Dec 30, 07:28:00 am IST  
Blogger Extreme Ezine said :

Hi we have added you to Our Blog. http://derlesu.blogspot.com/. Please let use know if there is anything we can do further to help.We also have a web site www.derlesu.com.If we can do anything,anything at all on Our web site to help PLEASE let us know.This event has caused Great Overwhelming Emotions.We have sent this site to several search engines as well.We pray for all.In His Name
Lisa@derlesu.com. We posted this in another area felt it best we post it here. IF ANYONE CAN MAKE FUNDRAISING T SHIRTS WE WOULD BE MORE THAT HAPPY TO ASSIST IN SELLING THEM ON OUR SITE.
# posted by In His Name : 4:50 PM
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Thu Dec 30, 08:12:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

As all understand the current requirement is Water and Medicine. Would like to know in what way drinking water can be supplied to the affected people from other cities?

-Ramana Bhamidipati / Bangalore
rbhamidipati@gmail.com 9886 72 62 62

Thu Dec 30, 01:32:00 pm IST  
Blogger Nish said :


I have a link posted on my blog. Its about the satellite images. You can reach the file at http://anish.freeshell.org/files/ts2004.pps or go to http://mylifemyuniverse.blogspot.com The link is there too. The powerpoint file was made by the Indian Govt. I found on the web. I believe there are very few sources for it. And does anyone know which organization in Atlanta is preparing to help with the disaster (locally and internationally) please send me an email at nuerostar-blogger@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 01:37:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Im an Australian who speaks bahasa Indonesia Fluently and with 22 years experience as emergency services worker. Also very familiar with remote areas of Indonesia and lived in Sri Lanka . I am ready to help any emergency sevice organisation with logistics etc etc in Aceh area or anywhere needed in SE Asia.
I have extensive admin and logistics eceperience in Indonesia.
Martin Newbery. Email mbnewbery @ bigpond.com
ph +61322683557

Thu Dec 30, 03:13:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

co-incidentaly i will b on a 10 days leave, and can spare these 10 days for any organisation working for relief of the tsunami hit ppl, in person (ie: i can devote my time for these 10 days). is any one aware of an organisation who actually needs voluenters (man - power) to work as per there instructions at any site.

CAN GET BACK TO ME AT nikhilmumbaikar@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 03:57:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


The Tsunami destroyed 46,000 lives in the Aceh province, almost half of them BABIES N CHILDREN while completely decimating the cities. I would like to help, I am based In Indonesia and speak Indonesian and am looking for other volunteers also.

If u can, please give donations of any amount to buy water and food for the victims. Please help. You can save lives or choose to ignore and let them die. For further information about my program of helping them please email me at surajseven@yahoo.com.

Thu Dec 30, 06:56:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am in Sydney, Australia and would like to help out with the Operation "Migrate to Wiki" or similar. I am internet/computer literate - web desigenr by profession but no experience with "blogs". Plenty of time available to help in whatever area/s are needed. etc. Have already joined the the yahoo group but found no postings relating to volunteer starting, being assigned to a group, task assignment/s.

If you still require assistance please let me know how I can help you. You can contact me at:
Email: suekonon@optusnet.com.au

Thu Dec 30, 07:22:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Has anyone considered trying to donate gift cards?

I'm sure the hardest part would be getting the merchants (Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.) to agree to this.

As many gift cards as there are floating around there after the holidays, it could really add up.

Thu Dec 30, 07:53:00 pm IST  
Blogger octaviorojas said :

Mexicanos desaparecidos:
Missing Mexicans:

Jacobo Hassan
Linda García García
Gerardo Arriaga
Gloria Peña
José Germán López
María Bárbara Alcalde
Xiomara Paredes Delgado
Alejandro Alfredo Fonseca
Sergio Cueva
Dina Lorena Tumm Gaytán

Español desaparecido:
Spanish missing:

Manuel Vila Peris

Si tienes información de cualquiera de estas personas, responde en los comentarios del post. Gracias.

If you have any information regarding these persons, just post a comment in the post. Thank you.

Thu Dec 30, 08:15:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Can anybody please tell me whether Lucy Holland, 14, granddaughter of Lord Attenborough, survived the tsunami? She is a friend of mine and I just really need to know. E-mail: eddiewizzman@aol.com thanks.

Thu Dec 30, 08:22:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a fit and healthy 48 year old male, self-employed and currently between contracts. My skills lay in the IT industry, but love getting my hands dirty and have good building and woodworking skills. I would like to offer my services to somehow help in any way I can in the areas affected by the earthquake. I am able to make my own way to wherever required, can leave at short notice (i.e. immediately), and can live off of my own resources if required to do so. Contact me if you know of any organisation that is looking for volunteers.

Thu Dec 30, 09:36:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am from South Africa and would like to know if there is any way that I could assist on Phi Phi. I stayed there in Oct and made friends with many of the locals. I don't mind any type of work and I can leave anytime. My email address is shaunnel@absamail.co.za Kind Regards, Shaun Nel

Thu Dec 30, 09:56:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


My name is Mona and I live in New York. I really want to volunteer my time - two or three weeks - to help out in any way I can. I particularly want to go to Banda Aceh so please let me know if there are any States-side agencies taking volunteers. If it might help, I am Muslim.

Please contact me at monanyc2005@yahoo.com

Thank you

Thu Dec 30, 10:48:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am very interested in helping, volunteer in anyway possible. I am self employed and can give a month of my time for service if need be. Looking for an opportunity either here (US) or abroad that would maximize best use of my ability. I do a lot of work in energy and would like to help rebuilt some of the electricity infrastructure, provide emergency generation, etc. Additionally, I have experiance in construction and could help rebuild, whther its martshalling resources or just grabbing a hammer and nail. My e-mail is tynan@tskenergy.com

Thu Dec 30, 10:53:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello, my name is Amy I live in Hawaii and would be able to volunteer in southeast asia for the next couple of weeks. I am currently in nursing school and could assist a doctor or registered nurse in providing care. My father would also like to volunteer, he is a minister and has carpentry experience. We can be reached at michaelnamyd@yahoo.com.

Thu Dec 30, 10:55:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello, I'm a British citizen now resident in Bangalore. I'm in the UK right now for xmas but am returning to India on 7th January. I'd like to offer my help in any way possible. Unfortunately I'm not a doctor, simply an English teacher currently working as a trainer in a call-centre, but I have 2 strong arms and am willing to travel anywhere and do anything - please let me know how I can help. I can be contacted on fkimberlin@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 11:12:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello I am a 25yr old Denver,Colorado mother of two children- an 8 year old and a 17 month old,and as a mother my heart breaks seeing and hearing all the stories of children lost or who have died,or who have been left alone.
Watching the coverage of this horrible diaster has moved me to tears for the people that have been looking for loved ones,and those that have lost their lives,and those who are still here to feel the aftermath with their families. I have been having this intense feeling to get involove and do something to help someone,anyone effected.
I do not have much but I am willing to give what I do have. I am going to make an online donation today and I vow to continue to give at the first possible chance I get from here on out.
My heart and PRAYERS goes out to all,and may god be with you and in your hearts.

Thu Dec 30, 11:28:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi my name is Adrian, how can I volunteer, pls advise! I'm heading down to Sri Lanka and India soon. My email: nairdaque@hotmail.com

Fri Dec 31, 12:08:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello my name is Jaclyn and I am 19. I am wanting to volunteer my time in the next 5-6 months to help the Tsunami victims. I am willing to drop college this semester to go overseas and do whatever help I can. My heart was broken seeing all the small children who are homeless and parentless. Please let me know about any organizations that will send me over to help. Thank You

Fri Dec 31, 12:24:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I just want to know any organisation who can send donations directly to Andamans victims. As I want my money for there only. Bcos that is the region where NGOs are less in numbers. Please reply

Fri Dec 31, 12:28:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My name is Meghann. I'm an archaeologist with forensic anthropology in by vita. Would like to volunteer physically. Have no money. Any information would be appreciated. maedevil@yahoo.com

Fri Dec 31, 12:41:00 am IST  
Blogger Nalin said :

I think habitat for humanity is accepting volunteers. http://www.habitat.org/disaster/vol_donate.html. It is likely that more opportunities will become available as the extent of reconstruction work become more clearly assessed.


Fri Dec 31, 01:13:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Just looking for any information about damage and the rescue efforts in Myanmar. I can't find any info anywhere, except reports that 90 people died. Has anyone been in Burma that can tell us? Thanks

Fri Dec 31, 01:56:00 am IST  
Blogger Shareef said :

Maldives Need your help

"Tsunami Relief Funds"

Hi friends do what ever you can do to help Maldives
Urgent Appeal to all mankind

the best New Year Gift you can offer is to help these "Tsunami Victims "

Disaster Relief Fund Details:
Name of the Accounts: Ministry of Finance and Treasury - Disaster Relief Fund
Bank: Bank of Maldives PLC,
Malé, Republic of Maldives
Account numbers: 7701 - 147 900 - 002 (Foreign Currency)
7701 - 147 900 - 001 (Local Currency)


Fri Dec 31, 06:20:00 am IST  
Blogger benny06 said :

Greetings all,
Thank you for this blog. I have posted the link on JRE Grassroots.org and on my own blog as well, called Benny's World. This has really good information.

I do have a question. I have read that most of the wildlife in Sri Lanka sensed the earthquake coming and moved to higher ground. However, they must be vulnerable as people are to disease, lack of water, food, etc as perhaps many of their care takers may be lost or dead. Is there an organization that is assisting in taking care of these wildlife habitats or rescuing these animals? I tried looking at the World Wildlife Federation's web site, which does mention the disaster, but I didn't see anything about any special efforts.

Thank you. God bless you and the survivors of this earth shattering experience. May those looking for their loved ones find them soon.

Fri Dec 31, 06:53:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am an American EMT that is preparing to travel and volunteer to help. I don't know where to go, though. If you can help me find the best way to participate in this relief effort, please e-mail jeccaj at gmail dot com. Thank you.

Fri Dec 31, 07:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

With all of the information available on this blog and many others, does anyone have a quick (What You Can Do to help) type of list. We would like to help, but the list of charities / places accepting donations is overwhelming.

I believe I speak for myself and the entire staff of the iRateRides.com Sport Compact Store when I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.


Fri Dec 31, 07:59:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi, I'm looking for a woman, Deepa Raman, who was getting married in Dakshina chitra, India on 26 December 2004 (26/12/2004).

Her location around the time of the wedding was Muttukadu - chingleput district, Tamil nadu, India.

Maria and Ian would love to know your whereabouts.

My email is wendysp@ozemail.com.au. I will pass on any information that I get.

If someone could provide any information, that would be lovely.


Fri Dec 31, 08:41:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

You can send email appeals to:


Fri Dec 31, 08:46:00 am IST  
Blogger cyber said :

i have a list of organisations taking in donations for Tsunami Relief...is it is already seen .its ok..

http://indianinside.tk or http://indianinside.blogspot.com

email : shashidhardesai@gmail.com

nice work...:)

Fri Dec 31, 12:28:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

two of us have 5 weeks holiday in jan/feb. want to help in anyway on the ground in thailand/indonesia/wherever, so four willing hands to move debris, consul the needy, administration tasks, or whatever is most needed. anyone got any ideas as to which websites/people/organisations to contact? will pay for own food & accomodation. please contact: shirleydoc@gmail.com

Fri Dec 31, 04:03:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

On holiday at the moment in Kerala. The one place where the tsunami hit hard here - Kollam - seems to be under control but it looks like Tamil Nadu still has problems. I can get there in a day or two but wary of turning up and just getting in the way. If there is any need for unskilled unpaid distribution or reconstruction workers please please let me know.

Lester wanderingstar@tiscali.fr

Fri Dec 31, 06:36:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I have been searching for a way to hep the people of the Asia Pacific Region and 2 nights ago I recieved an e-mail in reply to the one that I had sent. It was from a man called Varuni Jayamaha from Sri Lanka his website being www.theacademic.org. He suggested ways in which I could help and I will now be there contact here in Northern Ireland. Although I will need help in organising and collecting items throughout Northern and Ireland, transportation, money donations and any other help or suggestions on setting and carrying this project out will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at stephanie_tsunamirelief@hotmail.co.uk

Fri Dec 31, 07:03:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

We have the following website available for anyone to use for free that allows for more detailed searching and reporting of lost/surviving loved ones of the tsunami disaster. Please use it if you see fit, and we welcome any suggestions to improving upon the website. It is www.findlosttsunamivictims.com.

Fri Dec 31, 09:34:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a service provider for VOIP. I am willing to provide UNLIMITED FREE VOIP calls to US/Canada/Japan/Hongkong/Phil for all our disaster hit friends around the world to call back home. I dunno how my service may help but let me know if there is anything that I could contribute. I am in Singapore and can travel anytime at short notice to help out. If there is anyone that could form a team, that would be great. My contact number 97620900 - tmelvin@pacific.net.sg

Fri Dec 31, 10:33:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am not able to contact my Brother S.Rathinamani( 42 years ), his wife R. Selvi ( 34 years ) and his daughter Ms R Sorna Latha( 11 years ) since last Sunday after Tsunami attack in Andaman & Nicobar islands.

He with his family is staying in Andaman ( Hutbay, Little Andaman - His residence phone number is 03192 - 284403 ). We are unable to get him in any manner of communication. We are very much worried about his and his family members condition. The identity for him would be white patches all over his body as he has leukoderma.

Request you to find out his status and let me know through my e mail ID velumani@wheelsindia.com, my residence phone no 00 91 44 2635 7224 or my mobile no 91 98410 01464.

I will be much grateful to you for this help as we hope to have a good information from you.

Thanking you in advance for your prompt reply

S.Velmani / 31 B Kannagi Nagar / Korattur / Chennai / Tamil Nadu / Pincode 600 080 / South India.

Fri Dec 31, 10:34:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My name is Melvin. I am a Singaporean. Like many of you, I would like to see how I can contribute and help our fellow friends that was hard hit by the Tsunami.

I will be checking with Singapore Red Cross society on how to help out in any way possible and where.

If you want to participate, email me at tmelvin add pacific dot net dot sg.

I will check and send a consolidated email to all who are keen to spend some time helping out.

Let me know soon.
God Bless all.

Melvin from Singapore

Fri Dec 31, 10:54:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My name is Stephanie and I live in Northern Ireland. I am willing to help out in whatever way I can, whether it is building shelters, distrubting or sorting aid etc. I am sure many volunteers are needed in the countries affected in many ways and I am willing to help out in whatever way that I can. Please contact me at stephanie__paul@hotmail.com

Fri Dec 31, 11:57:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

All the volunteering people - Aid India provides a way to register yourself -

Register at : http://www.aidboston.org/volunteer/

Fri Dec 31, 11:58:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi Friends,

I have put together a calendar with some events on it for Hindu and interfaith prayer and donation drives in the USA. Here is the URL


If you know of any events please e-mail them to me at


Don't forget to include: Title of event, Place of
event, including Street Adress, road, and city, time
of event (ie. 12-1pm) and a website if available.

This calendar will expire at the end of February 2005.

I also want to put another section on my blog for news
stories related to these events, and also related
events that could not make this calendar.


Looking forward to your participation.


Sat Jan 01, 12:04:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

anyone know where my 3rd cousin hobbli dobbli doo is located? She was last seen on the corner of Statue and Reed Street in Sri Lanka. if you please send email to semorebutts@yahoo.com thx

Sat Jan 01, 12:40:00 am IST  
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Sat Jan 01, 04:34:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Experienced Asst. Fire Chief/medic, will pay own expenses, can travel now, don't want to just show up and get in the way; anyone with information on how I might help please email mio@alaska.net. Thanks to all you others out there posting that you would like to donate time and labor.


Sat Jan 01, 04:37:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am seeking any info on Larry and Tika Watson travelling in Indonesia with their 2 young children.

Can anyone tell me if the the airline services from Jarkarta are departing as planned or have they been disrupted.

thanks to everyone involved in this blog and heartfelt thanks to those volunteering.

Sat Jan 01, 06:37:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a water/wastewater engineer with 10-years of experience in the design, construction and operation of many municipal water and sewage treatment systems - membrane/RO, direct filtration, disinfection, media filtration, distillation, etc. I offer free engineering or operation assistance from my location in New York, USA (where I am licensed as a Professional Engineer) anytime via phone (home phone 518.377.6642 or work phone 518.218.1801 extension 112) or email (kohara1 AT nycap DOT rr DOT com OR kohara AT bartonandloguidice DOT com). Digital or scanned photos of the problem will be helpful if available, but not necessary. I have a valid passport and could help in person if needed for operation, construction and design of temporary or permanent drinking water or sewage treatment systems - again, this would be at no cost. In this case, please give me as much notice as possible so I can take a leave from my employer. Also, I realize it is selfish to ask, but anything that would offset the cost of my travel expenses would be greatly appreciated, but not required. I hope I am able to help in this way - we have donated money but want to do more. Our deepest sympathies go to all those affected by this horrific event - Keith, Heather and Anna O'Hara.

Sat Jan 01, 08:06:00 am IST  
Blogger Unknown said :


Please provide an email where people can contact you if they have information on Larry and Tika Watson. We can then post it on our MissingPersons blog for people to easily find it.

Sat Jan 01, 08:40:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi Elon Portugaly - Please provide your contact details so that we can post that message and your contact details so that a interested blog reader will contact you. Your design would actually be extremely useful, so please send me you email contact to sridharmahadevan@hotmail.com or post a comment on this blog.

Sat Jan 01, 10:07:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Center for Diplomatic Missions has staff on the ground in Myanmar (Burma) and is willing to relay missing persons inquiries for local effort to locate by phone or address visit.

Send the best available data regarding the person sought, include all hotel names, cities and any other data you may have or suspicion -- the more information you provide the better our staff can assist you.

Communications in and out are difficult-to-impossible, but we have Satphone contact with email relay and will be happy to assist as many as possible.


James A. Howell, Director
The Center for Diplomatic Missions
Washington, DC (202) 331-6640
New York, NY (212) 714-8360
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (954) 588-0264

Sat Jan 01, 11:56:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

looking for news of Larry and Tika Watson . Can be contacted on

Thanks for following up on my request.

Sat Jan 01, 01:50:00 pm IST  
Blogger tawny said :

I had a friend who lived in the US with me and three years ago she moved back to Sri Lanka.. I lost contact with her but I would like to know if she and her family are okay.. Is there a website I can go to??

e-Mail sillyshoes4you@hotmail.com


Sat Jan 01, 02:55:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello! Like many of you out there, I am very financially challenged but very much able-bodied and more than willing to GO and help in SE Asia. I've contacted several organizations to see if they're accepting volunteers but no luck. There is the i to i organization though but you have to pay. If any of you know of anyone who is taking volunteers, please PLEASE contact me ASAP! Thank you! Maricruz Serrato contact me at flamazon@hotmail.com

Sat Jan 01, 03:37:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'amlooking for a friend: She's name is Miki, she is Japanese and she lives in Maldives !

Sat Jan 01, 04:49:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I understand that there is many, many children whose parents and other family members have died in the tsunami. Are they going to be up for adoption?

Sun Jan 02, 02:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Sun Jan 02, 07:56:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

We would like to provide mobile communication for relief efforts. I recently saw UN press conference which stated the need for communications is very impoertan.

Anybody know who we could contact to coordinate need. We are thinking of just providing communications for people to contact home. We can remote to any location.

If someone can help please contact me at William.Nivala@epscorp.com

Thank you

Sun Jan 02, 07:33:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would like to send some warm clothes.Can you please tell me where and how can I send it from UK? My e-mail addrerss is masudt3@yahoo.co.uk .
Thank you for your attention.

Sun Jan 02, 07:43:00 pm IST  
Blogger octaviorojas said :

Seguimos buscando a los mexicanos:
We are still looking for the mexicans:
Jacobo Hassan
Gerardo Arriaga
Gloria Peña

If you have information of them, please send an email to me or to Alejandra Giménez:
alecragno (at) tiscalinet.it
Si tienes alguna información sobre estas personas, envíame un correo o a Alejandra Giménez:
alecragno (at) tiscalinet.it

Mon Jan 03, 12:56:00 am IST  
Blogger Unknown said :

Octavio Rojas:

Please let us know which country/city these people were in so that we can provide more info.

Mon Jan 03, 01:13:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Mon Jan 03, 03:08:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

MISSING ROBERTO ELINI, 51, from Bologna, Italy. Known to be heading Myanmar at the time of tsunami. Can anybody supply info on Myanmar status ? Please email oceanblue18it@yahoo.com Thank tons to all for your help !

Mon Jan 03, 03:39:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Does anybody know of any centres setup in Brisbane/Australia to collect clothes,shoes and blankets.

If there is none, would there be any volunteers to help me setup? Please email me on redhotseller_a@yahoo.com.au.

Mon Jan 03, 03:39:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a 23yr old English registered nurse of A&E background with some experience of voluntary work abroad. I am interested in making myself avaliable to help provide medical aid or in any other way that is useful to the victims of the tsunami. I have been unable to find information on how to volunteer so far, and i would be most grateful for some contact details (especially on medical aid). I can be avaliable with little notice and will go/do whatever is needed. I have a strong feeling that i should do something to help.
Thanks Christy

Mon Jan 03, 07:27:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I have read/heard that there are more than enough clothes that have been donated, but what about baby supplies such as diapers, bottles, etc.?

Mon Jan 03, 10:07:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello, I am a member of a spiritual volunteer community in New York City which works with homeless youth; we are very eager to get involved in some sort of volunteer service to help with the relief effort, and I was wondering if anyone knows of any organizations working at the local level with a need for volunteers. I have heard of a Buddist group near Canal street, but we are eager to learn about any other organizations accepting volunteers for a couple of hours of service, in the New York city area. Thank you!

Tue Jan 04, 08:02:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am from California and would very much like to volunteer in SE Asia, doing anything I can to help. I know a lot of people have requested similar info-has anyone found an organization that is in need of volunteers? I am available immediately, and will take care of my own expenses, of course. I just need someone to point me in the right direction. I can be reached at meganmcdonell@hotmail.com

Tue Jan 04, 09:18:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello Marcus
I met you in December at Edens Bar in Auckland, New Zealand. The next morning I picked you up on my motorbike and we had coffee at Alelluya Cafe. You live in Sweden but were born in Brazil. You are 23, tall, interested in sociology and happiness, and look like a God.
And you were spending Christmas in a rented house in Thailand.
Are you alright?

Tue Jan 04, 09:46:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'm from Bangalore.I have already donated some clothes but would want to donate more in terms of essentials like medicines etc. Please let me know whats required and where/whom do i send it to.Would be great if u can tell me what specific medicines are required.

Tue Jan 04, 10:49:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am looking to help the victims by giving something other than money. I live in florida and leanred this year what a natural disaster can do to a community. I would also like to include a group of nine yr olds in my efforts. Does anyone have any ideas of what to do or collect or who to contact? thanks!


Tue Jan 04, 11:33:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

If anyone in Sri Lanka can help me, I am trying to get in touch with friends in Kandy. I have the address and phone numbers, but the phone numbers have changed and I can't find the right information. I am looking for Annurhudda (spelling?) and Bottie De Silva. They owned a shop at 3 Temple Street. If anyone can advise me of how to find their information (I have already searched the Sri Lanka Telecom directory, but can't find them), I would appreciate the help. I can be reached at price_janell@hotmail.com


Tue Jan 04, 07:54:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

does anyone know how long it will take to Identifi

Tue Jan 04, 09:29:00 pm IST  
Blogger Jacob said :

I am evaluating providing VSAT internet installation and other services to organisations that may have need of telecommunications and other IT/data/logistical infrastructure. Please see relief.verse.org for some details. I am also seeking interest from skilled volunteers (technical, management, medical, translation), and pledges of resources and funding to aid with this effort.

Tue Jan 04, 11:55:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am with major media (broadcast) organization and we’re working on stories about Americans (from the Western region of the United States) looking for and finding their family and friends following the tsunami. If you are still looking for your loved ones, we might be interested in covering your personal search. Please contact me with your contact info (including phone number), as we might be able to help you through our news coverage TsunamiSearch@gmail.com

Wed Jan 05, 01:30:00 am IST  
Blogger TJ said :

i just wanted to post here a webpage with a comprehensive listing of all the different links accepting donations to provide relief for the recent tsunami disaster



Wed Jan 05, 02:41:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am trying to organise a collection of clothing in my home town to assist the people of THAILAND. I am located in Victoria,AUSTRALIA. If anyone knows of an aid agency or the best way to get these clothing items on their way could the please email me at djc72@bigpond.com

Thanking you

Wed Jan 05, 01:13:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I request u to join this group and help all the people affected by tsunami directly and indirectly. As the destruction caused by tsunami is titanic with nearly 175000 people dead unofficially and millions affected indirectly who have lost their mother, brother, father, sister or their children. So repairing this massive destruction is not a short term process but a very long term process involving psychological, spiritual and physical aid to the tsunami affected at its aftermath. So if u want to truly help the affected even if by simply posting a message that carries love and affection with it, plz join this group and get yourself involved in producing a smile in those million deserted faces affected by tsunami. If u join this group others will also join and make this effort a success. so plz join this group as we value even a single membership, a single attempt in creating a better life.

Join here : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tsunami_bond

Wed Jan 05, 02:12:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Can anyone tell where in my area, Edinburgh (United Kingdom) I can donate clothes or blankets to the survivors of the Asian Earthquake disaster please?

Contact at keith.bishop@dlapiper.com

Wed Jan 05, 05:48:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am from Boyceville High School in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Our student council is interested in helping any way that we can, and we were wondering if there are any relief societies that would accept non-perishable food donations? We feel that it would be easier to hold a food drive in our community than to try and raise food. I would appreciate a response. You may contact me personally at womanofdunedain@yahoo.com

Wed Jan 05, 09:51:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'm trying to figure out what technologies are being used to help these people. It's for Tech class, and it's very important we find out because technology is a big part of this. Without it, we wouldn't be able to find missing persons that may be buried alive somewhere. E-Mail me at XxLostChild666xX@yahoo.com if you have any information on this. Thank you.

Wed Jan 05, 10:24:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

What is an NGO????????????????

Thu Jan 06, 05:21:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would REALLY like to help in some way. Is there any kind of fundraiser I can start at my school or community? If so, please let me know...my email is candy_teen@att.net. Thanks!!!

Thu Jan 06, 11:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

You can try BCZ.com Classifieds if you need to post photos and more information. It's a newly set up site with 1GB free email account, blogging, clubs, forums and messenging services...

Thu Jan 06, 11:40:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I work for a well established private non profit faith based foster care and adoption agency. After hearing the heart breaking news today about how these children that have been severely traumatized may be suffering further abuse and exploitation by unscrupulous folks, we would like to see if there was anything we can do. Our staff are master's level social workers and counselors that have extensive experience working with children who have been displaced from their families of origin, as well as screening and matching adoptive families with those children. We have already begun the search for funding from private donors, foundations, and corporations to cover expenses of staff and travel. What I am having a hard time trying to find is if our experiences and training would or could be used by any of governments and communities that have been hit by the tsunami. There would be a culture difference and language barriers, but I imagine our expertise and experiences could be used in some way. If anyone has any information at all, please let me know. I can be reached by email at jmueller@arrow.org
Thank you

Fri Jan 07, 05:41:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'm a physiotherapist from the Philippines who would like to offer my services to the tsunami victims. If there are organizations who needs a PT contact me thru my email ad: m_uypt@yahoo.com. Willing to travel.

Fri Jan 07, 11:04:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Looking for information on accomodations in or around Thailand for relief workers, i.e. can you "bring your own" shelter, are there camps or shelters set up?

Also, any *local* Thai organizations that are looking for assistance doing manual labor, construction, courier work, etc. etc. would be helpful.

Helping coordinate a group from the East Coast who will fundraise to cover travel/lodging costs, just need to know where to stay when they get there.

Email: reliefwork@gmail.com with any info please.

Sat Jan 08, 02:57:00 am IST  
Blogger Suki said :

We are organizing a Tsunami Toy Drive for the kids in refugee camps in Sri Lanka. Can anyone help with the following information:

1. Toy manufacturers, book publishers (coloring and activity books), school supply manufacturers (markers, crayons) who might be willing to donate supplies?

2. Shipping companies, airlines or organizations in the US that would be willing to ship cargo to Sri Lanka for free/discounted rate?

Any information is appreciated.


Sun Jan 09, 11:46:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am trying to find out what exactly the Canadian government plans to do to help the tsunami relief. Please email me at angel_chick32@hotmail.com and let me know.

Mon Jan 10, 04:33:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

hi there, i live in england and am hoping to hold a hip hop night locally to raise some funds, i believe i will be able to organise everything right up to the after math where ill have a big bag of money and will be wondering who on earth to give it to...any suggestions to; sendmerubbish@hotmail.com.........

Mon Jan 10, 05:29:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


Adriana Marcello Laquidara (59yrs)
Piedro Giuseppe Laquidara (39yrs)
Giordania Romana Laquidara (38yrs)

Last seen in Phuket. Residents in Australia. Any information greatly appreciated. Please see www.flickr.com for photos (under Southeast Asia group)

Mon Jan 10, 06:14:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


My name is Molly. My husband, Andy, and I are seriously considering moving to South Asia to help in the tsunami disaster relief effort in any way we can. We are having problems getting leads to organizations, though.

Would anyone be willing to suggest an organization we can contact for information on qualifications, expenses, travel tips, etc? I would appreciate it very much!

Please reply to me by e-mail at molly.senechal@gmail.com

Thank you in advance!



Tue Jan 11, 03:01:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My name is Michael McCarthy, I am an inter-denominational minister with a background in Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. I was widowed at 21 (40 years ago) and lived through the flood of '72 in my home of Wilkes-Barre, PA, assisting in the relief efforts there by counseling those who lost "everything" and others who lost loved ones and family members.
I have a position that will provide sustenance, in my absence, for my family (wife and 11 year old son), and i would be able to spend a few months in the effected areas. My employer may also be willing to pay my travel expenses if someone coiuld provide me with direction to where my skills and experiences might be most needed.
I am a long-time student of eastern disciplines and religions and am a practitioner of eastern prayer and meditation techniques, incorporated into my Catholic/Christian upbringing. If anyone can direct or assist me, i have time, and an inner longing to help in any way i can. All suffering is intimate and personal - and transitory.
Rev. Michael McCarthy
Va. Bch., VA psi751@cox.net

Tue Jan 11, 08:13:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Any kind soul who wants to donate? www.helplifesupport.org please message me in ym your contact number so we can call you and discuss about your donation.. include name and time of call. thank you.

Wed Jan 12, 06:20:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Is any Australian organization interested in new and as new baby clothes for reief drive in Asia?
Will gladly pay postage if only there is someone to post them to! Will pay to send overseas if someone can help connect me.Doin' a great job out there everyone...

Thu Jan 13, 04:30:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am interested in also donating to any U.S. organizations that are providing aid to East African countries that were affected by the tsunami. Does anyone know of any U.S. charity that is specifically doing this or any foreign subsidiary? Thanks.

Mon Jan 17, 01:59:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Anyone familiar with Openmind Projects, an NGO that coordinates teaching and IT work in Thailand? I am planning to volunteer for them, but want to make sure they are a legitimate organization.

Wed Jan 19, 01:52:00 am IST  
Blogger Tanya said :

I am a Canadian citizen, living in central Germany. I am desperately trying to help a boy, and some other child victims of the flood in Meulaboh, long term, but no Aid agency has responded. I first learned about this particular boy and these children through a photograph taken by Dita Alangkara last week, published in Der Tagesspielgel and it has moved me to very direct action. I have found the location of this boy, through the photographer:

It was taken at a refugee camp in the town of Meulaboh in the western
coast of Aceh province. It actually a school building they turned into
temporary shelter. The place is called STM (pronounced 'as-tay-am')
It's close to a military camp called 'Kompi C', everyone in Meulaboh
knows where it is.
As far as I know, there's no one running the camp. They just occupied
the building right after the disaster. They have received food aid and
clothing regularly.
The boy lives in the left-wing of the school compound. If you had
to go there, there are many more children who need help.

My question is, do any of you have any contacts with aid agencies near Kompi C? I need to find help for these children long term. They need more than food and clothing, they also need homes where they will be loved and cared for. My first priority, like yours, is to find a local home where this boy can be cared for. In order to help this boy and these children at all, even if just financially, from a distance, I need to find someone there who can take them under his/her wing. I can send a copy of the boy's photo, and all my contact information, for the person on the ground. I am very much afraid of these children ending up on the streets.


Tanya Harding

Wed Jan 19, 09:36:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I have some toddler clothes and toys that I would like to donate but have not a clue where to send them. I would like the children or an orphange that were effected by the tsunami to have them. Please get back to me on an address or link that I could go to. Thank You.

Sun Jan 23, 01:06:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Some of my friends and I from Mumbai would like to volunteer with an NGO involved in relief work in the Tsunami affected areas of Tamil Nadu. However, we do not have information on whom to approach and how to go about it. I would greatly appreciate it if I could receive information on the same. My e-mail ID is vishal_shriyan@rediffmail.com.

Thank you.

Mon Jan 24, 02:38:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Friends of mine in Spain have just raised over 60.000 euros in a fund raising event and want to use the money to aid the victims of the recent flooding. They would like to find a village near Phuket in Thailand where they can go over to help and use the money raised. Does anyone know of any offical agencies that can help with this type of request? They are leaving for the area next Monday so this is urgent. Please email me to paulkassell@hotmail.com



Tue Jan 25, 10:24:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

i am looking get any news about my mom who is living at nagore, Tamil nadu India
her lst name is H. Haseena. or if you know anyone goes by the last name of Haseena who live in taht area. please contact me at mingvong@hotmail.com


Fri Jan 28, 01:01:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am searching for my friend, Dewi Safitri, from Indonesia. Her birthdate: 21st Oct. 1973. We had thought her safe but this week received an IM from her brother Rey and sister Aman that she was in Aceh, and is now missing. The last postal address I have for her was her brother's in Yogyakarta, so we have no way of knowing exactly where she was at the time of the earthquake and tsunami. I have posted her photo, and registered her name with Aceh Media Center, airputih.or.id, ICRC, and Newscover. If anyone has any information on Dewi's whereabouts, please contact me via email, lyonnesse23@hotmail.com. Thank you. ~Diana Pritchard

Mon Jan 31, 08:49:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

We wanted to put on a local charity gig to aid a specific area - Krabi island. A friend of ours has been there and they are getting next to no relief as yet.
However, we wanted to know how we can register to make sure we are legitimate and can prove it to people if we need to. Also we aren't 100% sure how to make sure the money gets to them. Our friend has sent us the account details of someone 'important' on the island (i think he's a councillor or similar equivalent) to send the money directly, but we're not sure if this is right.
Can anyone throw some light on any of this please?

(email sweaty_betsy@hotmail.com)

Fri Feb 11, 08:52:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi I'm a student from NZ and I'm doing an assignment on the Asia Tsunami. My interests were on this particular topic which is why I need further information. My question I would like answered is "In what ways has the tsunami affected the Asian economy?"

Mon Feb 28, 08:06:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi I'm a student from NZ and I'm doing an assignment on the Asia Tsunami. My interests were on this particular topic which is why I need further information. My question I would like answered is "In what ways has the tsunami affected the Asian economy?"

Mon Feb 28, 08:06:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


I have kept thinking about all the Child surviors of the Tsunami and wondered if a Toy appeal would be any help?

I would like to make contact with the right persons in the places where children have been particularly affected.

I am looking for the following:
1. Contacts to distribute Toys to the children @ ALL LEVELS.

I am not sure how " Bloggers" works but if you can help me set up a network to run a "TSUNAMI TOY APPEAL", bearing in mind the above ...THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

I am Anna I live in Essex please intialy contact me on mattanna@blueyonder.co.uk with brief details including your contact details.

Fri Jul 08, 02:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Please provide me the Email ID,contact phone No.& Address of
Dr.Tad S.Murty,Tsunami expert,for
my correspondence,to help the
tsunami victims.

Thu Jul 28, 11:36:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would like to know if anyone has information on how to help. I have no commentments right now. I am willing and want to go to the affected areas to help, and can provide money to get me there and back. Please contact me at

Thu Aug 04, 11:53:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My son and his Cub Scout Pack are collecting used but like-new equipment to equip 6-8 teams in a tsunami-effected city. Can anyone give me a contact to where we can ship the equipment?

Mon Aug 15, 01:30:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am still trying to find out about "Earth" ... here is his Yahoo profile: http://profiles.yahoo.com/dhirapat?intl=us&os=win&ver=7,0,0,437

Does anyone know? ... I fear he must have perished.

Tue Dec 27, 09:31:00 am IST