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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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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.

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.


Tue Dec 28, 12:51:00 am IST  
Blogger Anand said :

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Tue Dec 28, 01:22:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


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

In Canada



For India:

For Sri Lanka:

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 AtMillCreek 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 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.


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.


Phone numbers

Tue Dec 28, 10:02:00 am IST  
Blogger neha vish said :

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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.


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


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


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.


Tue Dec 28, 12:06:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Please suggest the most effective donations that can be blogged and followed online at

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,
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, 02:31:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 02:32:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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




Let us also help that people too !!

Tue Dec 28, 03:03:00 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.

24 Hour Embassy Hotline: 202-352-0355

Tue Dec 28, 07:45:00 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


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

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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  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Tue Dec 28, 09:53:00 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, 10:54:00 pm IST  
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Tue Dec 28, 11:00:00 pm IST  
Blogger Conneva 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


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

Chinese tsunami help blog
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  
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Wed Dec 29, 01:45:00 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:

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.

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.


Wed Dec 29, 02:14:00 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/


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


Wed Dec 29, 02:47:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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


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 mrtn 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.

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

Nett-/telegiro: 8200 01 03000

Nett-/telegiro: 8200 01 03000

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

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.


Wed Dec 29, 06:52:00 am IST  
Blogger Sean 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  
Blogger M K Saravanan said :

Help from Singapore
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 Nad 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  
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  
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.


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

Wed Dec 29, 11:04:00 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, 12:03:00 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.

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

Items to bring:
* 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, 12:59:00 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, 01:34:00 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:

Wed Dec 29, 02:25:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Donations in Spain.

List of NGOs with bank account numbers.


Wed Dec 29, 02:49:00 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
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 :


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?

(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 ...


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  
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  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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 Dude said :


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

Wed Dec 29, 11:38:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:44:00 pm IST  
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Wed Dec 29, 11:52:00 pm 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.


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


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

55 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 1E5
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
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, 12:29:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 12:33:00 am IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 12:37:00 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  
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.

(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.
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

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 Unknown said :

Let me know how I can help.

- Drew


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

Needed: Donor pledges to seed Ad campaign

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 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.



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


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 CoryH 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 :


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
Banco Caixa Geral de Depositos
NIB: 003501270002824123054

Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa
Banco Português de Investimento
NIB: 001000001372227000970

Caritas - Vitimas do Sudeste Asiático
Banco Caixa Geral de Depósitos
NIB: 003506970063091793082


Thu Dec 30, 03:29:00 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:


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  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

this is list of agencies helping for support

at www.asianrelief.r8.org

Thu Dec 30, 04:14:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The UK's Disaster Emergency Committee is taking donations.

Thu Dec 30, 04:17:00 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 Jozef Imrich with Dragoness Malchkeon said :

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Thu Dec 30, 05:05:00 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  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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


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:

Howard: howardshiau@yahoo.com

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


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.


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


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

Thu Dec 30, 08:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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  
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


Thu Dec 30, 09:44:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Contact UPS at ups.com and tell them to follow the lead of fed ex and IMMEDIATELY offer free transportation of goods and food to the poor and suffering in Asia.

Thu Dec 30, 09:51:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


[a href="http://indonesiahelp.blogspot.com" border="0"][img src="http://www.plasa.com/aceh/indonesiahelp.gif" border="0" /][/a]

[a href="http://indonesiahelp.blogspot.com"]Indonesia HELP[/a]- Aid, support and donations information and update for earthquake and tsunami victims in Aceh & North Sumatra (Indonesia)

Thu Dec 30, 10:58:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The singer in my band works at an organization that rates charities. Here is there list of top rated organizations supporting the tsunami relief effort:



Chicago, IL

Thu Dec 30, 11:15:00 am IST  
Blogger geefunk3 said :

I think it's great that you're working on this! I've already sent out the URL for your blog to many of my friends whom I am sure are interested in donating but don't know how, where (and are too lazy to search). My only suggestion is that you clean up the interface of your blog a bit so that the first and most obvious thing is the links to various organizations collecting money for relief work. Since the site is called tsunamihelp, we would expect the primary information to be the most accessible, but I had to search along the page to find the LINKS section with URLs pointing to Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc. It would be awesome if the home page featured a big box right up top with all the links prominently displayed. Just a suggestion....

Thu Dec 30, 11:40:00 am IST  
Blogger TinTin said :

Hi, i wanted to help to move data from ur blog to wiki and wanted to know more in this regard, but the mail id which u had given, is of yahoogroups on which i can't send mail to get the info, as i m not the registered user there.

Still, if i can help, let me know asap at nitin86@rediffmail.com

Thu Dec 30, 11:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Contact numbers for making contributions

Several organisations have called for contributions to fishermen affected by the tsunami. A voluntary relief team, ILA Collection Centre, at 2, Ashoka Street, Alwarpet, near the Abhiramapuram Police Station (2498 5515) has invited people to provide water, bedsheets, rice, dal and sugar, bread and biscuits, firewood, matchboxes, clothes, tooth powder and utensils.

The Guild of Service, an 82-year-old non-government organisation which is distributing food and clothes in Kancheepuram and Chennai, said it was in touch with the city Corporation Commissioner's office to ensure that all help reached the victims. Anyone who wished to help could contact the Guild at 28194828, 28194279, said its honorary secretary, Mrs. A. Bharathan.

Christ Faith Home for Children is collecting rice, clothes, utensils, blankets and cash. Contact: 3/91, Mettu Colony, Manapakkam, 600 116. Phone: 2252 0588/5549 4647/98414 37123.

The Isha Yoga Centre (24333185/94440-43331) requires volunteers to run camps, collect and distribute relief articles and make monetary contributions to victims.

The Rajasthan Cosmo Club's cloth bank will distribute 20,000 new clothes to the quake victims in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam. D. Jayakumar, Minister for Law and Information, will flag off the trucks carrying relief materials from Nungambakkam.

Staff members of Chettinad House have distributed 3,000 food packets and 2000 dhotis and saris to the people of Srinivasapuram and surrounding areas.

The volunteers of Isha Yoga Centres in Chennai, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Kanyakumari and Nagapattinam towns have given food and clothes to the affected families in different parts of the state. Four mobile health units, formed by the Centre, have been deployed in Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur while three clinics were waiting for directions from government agencies.

The Lions Club of Keelkattalai and other organisations distributed 25,000 food packets, five lorry-loads of dress materials, bed sheets, mats and cooking utensils.

Hyundai Motors, in co-ordination with Sundar Medicaid Services, has sent a medical team to Nagapattinam. B. H. Sung, managing director and H.W. Park, executive director, Hyundai, flagged off the team, comprising six medical officers, 20 nursing staff and 25 volunteers, from their factory at Irungattukottai.

Exquisita Foods said it was willing to supply rotis and parathas on a non-profit basis to help the victims. (Contact 6253495/3929 and 9381051570).

Sakthi Hospital and Research Centre distributed bread, bedding, milk and old clothes collected from its patients. The hospital has been conducting health camps at Light House, Ayodhya Kuppam, Nochi Kuppam, Bhavani Kuppam, Lazarus Church and Pattinapakkam.

Source: The Hindu

Thu Dec 30, 11:48:00 am IST  
Blogger Sunil Malhotra said :

It is heartening to see the net communities swing into action and make such a huge difference in connecting views, people and issues. To take this to a new level, I would like to post this appeal here to try and awaken the conscience of politicians, businessmen and corporate henchmen (however impossible that may sound!)

"Dear CEO, President, PM, CM, etc.

Get involved personally. Tell your people the magnitude of this calamity. Tell everybody in your network to help in any way possible. They will listen to "YOU". They are used to listening to you and following your directions. Please, please don't just give a donation to some fund and feel that your good deed for the day is done. You have skills. You have an organisation. You have the means to mobilise every enabler needed to rehabilitate the homeless. Put part of your business acumen to reconstructing society. This Tsunami was just nature's way of reminding you of your duties to the world beyond yourself. Let this be the opportunity that gives you the sense to make a continued commitment to the future generation."

For those of you already doing so, congratulations!

Thu Dec 30, 11:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


Mobile Users can dial the emergency number for GSM during emergency, without the SIM Card.

Useful tips on mobile phone....

The Emergency Number worldwide for GSM Mobile (012, 013, 016,017,019) is 112 and not 999.You can dial 112 even without a Sim Card. If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you. Do share this important info with others too. Hope you'll never need to use it though!

Thu Dec 30, 11:55:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Forgive me if it's posted already.
New tsunami warning in TN, Kerala, Andamans

Panic gripped the coastal belt of Nagapattinam with the Met office informing of yet another tsunami striking the district today.

Officials evacuated people from coastal belts and asked them not to go anywhere near the sea.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who is supposed to visit Akkaraipettai fishing hamlet, has cancelled her visit at the last moment.

Thanjavur District Collector J Radkrishnan, who is overseeing the relief operations in the district, asked the residents of Akkaraipettai to evacuate immediately.

Water levels have reportedly risen in Puttupet near Chennai.

Turbulent waves

The Kerala government has also asked the people along the coast to remain alert as there were possibilities of high waves striking again.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the government had information from the Central agencies that the sea could turn turbulent by noon.

An alert has also been sounded in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. A mini tsunami may strike the islands at noon. (With PTI inputs)

Source: NDTV.com

Thu Dec 30, 12:23:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :




By 10.30 a.m. swayamsevaks swung into action and involved themselves in the relief work. By noon 12.30 the swayamsevaks started distributing food packets, buns, clothes, blankets, milk to the children etc. In some places, relief centres were opened and food prepared round the clock.

Immediately, nearly 800 swayamsevaks involved themselves in relief work. Around 20,000 food packets were distributed. Six medical centres were opened for giving medical assistance.

Nagapattinam district is the worst affected. Approximately 3000 lives have been lost in the district. Responding to the appeal of the District Collector more than 500 Swayamsevaks have plunged into relief work. Nearly 1000 dead bodies have been removed by Swayamsevaks.

Two ambulances with doctors, one each from Salem and Coimbatore, have been sent to Nagapattinam for the rescue and relief operations. Assistance in the form of rice, dhal, clothes, and medicines from all parts of the state is reaching the district.

One of the Villages badly affected in Kanyakumari district is Pallam. RSS Swayamsevaks are actively engaged in relief work there. This village has a predominant CSI Christian Community.

A survey is being conducted in the entire coastal belt to assess the extent of damage and the areas which need rehabilitation work.

1) Repairing of damaged fishing boats
2) Buying fishing nets
3) Subsidising diesel supply to the mechanized fishing boat owners
4) Supplying house hold necessities and repair and construction of new houses

We appeal to the general public to co-operate by giving their contributions at the earliest in the name of:

(Income Tax exempted under section 80G)
'Shakti' No.1, M.V.Naidu Street, Chetput, Chenai 600 031.
Phone No. 044 - 2836 0243, 2836 1049
e.mail: rsschennai@eth.net & vskchennai@vsnl.net.


Indians in US, ask if your NGO supports Sewa Bharati - one of the best NGOs in India.


Thu Dec 30, 12:49:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Lots of information is available at http://www.komchadluek.net/breaking/read.php?lang=en&newsid=33302, all are updated datewise information, maybe it'll help
Try it..

Thu Dec 30, 01:11:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would love to help those people. I just need to know where to go. I am willing to travel to any area affected by the tsunami. Who should I contact?
I am from Brazil, male, 27 years old, I will be traveling from San Francisco-Ca.
Thank you!!
Bruno Matos
My E-mail:

Thu Dec 30, 01:13:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Thu Dec 30, 01:16:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The USGS MONITORS WORLDWIDE EARTHQUAKES on THIS website, which is updated every 15-30 minutes (I've adjusted the map to zoom in on the Indian OCean):


NOTE: NOT ALL QUAKES TRIGGER TSUNAMIS!!!! Indonesia has had many 6s and one 7.3 since Sunday, and none have produced large waves. I don't know geology well enough to know why. I just know that this way you'll be able to see if there's another 9.

~ with love and great sympathy from California's earthquake heartland

Thu Dec 30, 01:21:00 pm IST  
Blogger SooHK said :

For Malaysian who has a maybank2u ID, you could contribute via maybank2u using third party transfer to this account 114013169092. Refer to below an extract from Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Bhd, the country’s largest bank, is teaming up with The Star, to launch The Star/ Maybank Tsunami Relief Fund to collect money for the tsunami victims.
Money collected will go to the Tabung Bantuan Bencana Negara managed by the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee.
To give The Star/Maybank Tsunami Relief Fund a good head start, the bank has pledged RM800,000 to the fund.
At the same time, the bank will also be donating RM200,000 to the Indonesian government’s Tabung Bencana Tsunami Indonesia bringing the bank’s total donations to RM1mil.
In collaboration with The Star, Maybank is offering several channels for those who wish to contribute to the victims of the disaster that affected parts of West Malaysia.
Maybank customers (there are more than seven million) and members of the public who wish to donate may do so at any Maybank branch (by cash or cheque) or through third party transfer at Maybank ATMs nationwide as well as via maybank2u.com.
The account number for The Star/Maybank Tsunami Relief Fund is No. 114013169092. This account will be opened for a month from Dec 29, 2004 to Jan 31, 2005.
“Maybank is deeply saddened by the loss of lives and suffering brought about by the tsunami and offers its condolences to those affected.
“It hopes that its contribution as well as those received by the fund will help alleviate the sufferings of the victims and enable them to recover quickly from the tragedy” said a Maybank statement.
More information on The Star/Maybank Tsunami Relief Fund is available at www.maybank2u.com

Thu Dec 30, 01:22:00 pm IST  
Blogger Sagar said :

http://www.ante-enti.com -- This site might be useful to get the latest news from all the South-Asian news papers. Updated every 10 mins.

Thu Dec 30, 01:25:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Need information on Disaster relief agencies in India who requires volunteers to help in crisis.
Pl email to chennailist@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 30, 05:09:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

CII has set up some help lines and also have some collection centres for tsunami releif in FOOD WORLD outlets here in Hyderabad.
So ppl in Hyd who are willing to help can get more information from Food World Outlets.

Thu Dec 30, 05:29:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would like to send a package of needed items. I am sure money is needed but I feel actual supplies may be what is needed most for now. Where do I send? I noticed a temple in Princeton, NJ called New Jersey Buddhist Vihara is accepting goods to be shipped out. Is this a good start? I am not very close to NJ though. I don't know how to contact them anyhow, other than their mailing address. Is there somewhere I can ship items? Can I take them somewhere in Maryland USA? Preferably around the Washington or Baltimore area? I want to help as best I can. Much appreciated if you can provide me information. Thank you.

Thu Dec 30, 06:18:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

United with South East AsiaUnited.co.uk is listing aid organizations and charities that are asking for money to provide clean water, food, shelter and medical supplies.
United with South East Asia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.

People can donate (tax deductible) at post offices, banks or online

Thu Dec 30, 06:57:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


I think there would be great support among the gay and lesbian community in the United States to help the victims of Phuket and eventually help rebuild the town. Thailand is one of a very few countries that welcomes us with open arms. If a gay and lesbian organization in Thailand can spearhead this effort and specifically reaches out to gays and lesbians in the United States, and perhaps the UK as well, I will help to spread the word.

Lara Ballard
Vice President, Region II
American Veterans for Equal Rights (http://www.aver.us)

Thu Dec 30, 06:59:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello. I live in Washington D.C. and would like to donoate my time to help with the relief effort. Is there anything I can do within Washington to help? Are any agencies with Washington D.C. offices looking for help?

Kind regards,

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

Hello. There is a mailing list created for people who would like to volunteer for the SEA-EAT disaster. Its aim is to gather volunteers and seek our suitable volunteering opportunities. The Yahoo Groups page of this site is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/volunteers_sea-eat/

All e-mail with volunteering opportunities or information can be sent to volunteers_sea-eat@yahoogroups.com

Thank and lets keep the spirit of volunteering alive.
Cheers, Prash

Thu Dec 30, 08:34:00 pm IST  
Blogger Roberta said :

LOCATORS ONLINE (www.locators-online.org) urgently needs volunteers who can dial international numbers.
If you have access to a phone where you can dial an
international number, or have a satellite phone,
please email david@locators-online.org

Thu Dec 30, 08:48:00 pm IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 11:38:00 pm IST  
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Thu Dec 30, 11:39:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Lose weight and Donate!

Fitness expert to the stars is donating 50% of his profits to UNICEF when you purchase his fitness tips for only $9.99.


Fri Dec 31, 12:26:00 am IST  
Blogger Jane Hamsher said :

You can donate your airline mileage from American, Delta, United, Northwest and others to a variety of support organizations that are helping tsunami victims -- among them The Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Unicef and CARE. You can find a list of contact information here, and if you know of any I haven't listed please let me know so I can post them.

Fri Dec 31, 02:50:00 am IST  
Blogger Edward Vielmetti said :

http://www.msa.umich.edu/asiarelief/ is a University of Michigan site to coordinate on-campus relief in Ann Arbor, MI. Classes are out now but when they return week of 1/5/05 there should be more information.

Fri Dec 31, 02:52:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Does anyone have information on how to help or adopt children who have become orphans do to the earhtquake?

Fri Dec 31, 03:26:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Make sure to check the organization before donating. Some are not that efficient and use more than others to pay their directors and staff. Here are some links.


Personally, I think Direct Relief is the best since Forbes rated them 100% efficient. Here are samples from the Forbes article.

The Red Cross (80%)
CARE (89%)
Habitat for Humanity (84%)
Save the Children (87%)
UNICEF (91%)
Direct Relief (100%)

Fri Dec 31, 03:28:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

New site for those searching for friends/family, or survivors wishing to contact somebody at home.


Fri Dec 31, 04:46:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Relief Day - 12 January 2005 -
Donate 1 day's take home pay towards the relief efforts ...
LinkJeff Carlson

Fri Dec 31, 05:39:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Long Term Early Warning System-----

No help for now, I have donated to relief effort financially. What else can I do? Just this...an idea for consideration...

If I can get 2 or 3 computerised "junk" calls or text messages to my landline or mobile phone in the UK every day...why cannot certain mobile phone operators/call centres/PTTs be contracted to provide liaised service with Coastguards/Met Offices/Earthquake Offices to push warnings to all switched on phones in an area.
eg "Tsunami - 1hour warning"
Could also be applied to other natural events.

One of the first things we learnt in the UK was that the Seismic People immediately detected the Richter 8.9, later upgraded to 9.0.
They knew it was with a good chance of a Tsunami but had no-one to call.

For remote areas, put small mobile networks in.
The technology exists and is relatively cheap.
A junk text saying "Warning..." would be so much more valuable than one saying "Please call xxx number to claim your prize!" wouldnt it?

My thoughts are with all affected.

Fri Dec 31, 06:15:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Fri Dec 31, 06:42:00 am IST  
Blogger Keen Computer Solutions said :

I am here to help in Tsunami in what ever extent possible, I am in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
If you ned any Informattion In Canada you Can Contact Me.

You can find Tsunami activies in canada on my blog site

Here is the Contact details:
Tapas Shome
Systems Software Engineer
Keen Computer Solutions
1408 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada-R3E 2S8
Phone: 204-275-6319
Fax: 204-269-4106
Pager: 204-936-8319
ICQ: 239609688
Business Hrs: 10.00-18.00 CDT

Alberta Office Phone:

Fri Dec 31, 07:45:00 am IST  
Blogger Keen Computer Solutions said :

Canadian Tusami Aids May be given to These Organizations

The following non-profit organizations are among those collecting donations to help survivors of the Dec. 26 tsunami:
Canadian Red Cross1-800-418-1111(or donate through your local Red Cross office)
UNICEF Canada1-800-567-4483UNICEF Canada2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100Toronto, Ont.M4S 2C6
Oxfam Canada1-800-466-9326Asian Earthquake/Floods Relief, Oxfam Canada200-215 Spadina AvenueToronto, Ont.M5T 2C7
World Vision Canada1-800-268-5528
CARE Canada1-800-267-5232
Mennonite Central Committee1-888-622-6337
Canadian Tamil Congress 416-751-8777
Canadian Relief Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka 416-429-2822

Tapas Shome
Systems Software Engineer
Keen Computer Solutions
1408 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada-R3E 2S8
Phone: 204-275-6319
Fax: 204-269-4106
Pager: 204-936-8319
ICQ: 239609688
Business Hrs: 10.00-18.00 CDT

Alberta Office Phone:

Fri Dec 31, 08:02:00 am IST  
Blogger Howard Lake said :

UK Fundraising (www.fundraising.co.uk), the resource for professional charity/non-profit fundraisers, has been reporting on the donations being made (primarily) online to the various Earthquake/Tsunami appeals.

Sample stories include:

Public response to DEC appeal reaches £30 million

Amazon.com's online total passes $6 million

CAF's Allaboutgiving site shut down by surge to donate

BT steps in to help DEC handle online donations

Rapid public response internationally to Asian floods appeals

Fri Dec 31, 08:13:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

FOR RELEASE: 2004-12-30

General Motors Pledges Aid to Tsunami Disaster Victims

DETROIT -- General Motors today announced that the GM Foundation will donate $1 million in cash to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross to support relief efforts on behalf of victims of the tidal wave disaster. According to reports, fatalities from the recent disaster which struck nations of Southeast Asia and Africa now exceed 115,000. Millions more are in need of medicine, shelter, food and water.

GM, through its foundation, also will match up to $1 million in contributions made by GM employees to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross, UNICEF and CARE. GM employees can make direct contributions to these organizations by using the company’s Global Aid Disaster Relief website.

In addition, General Motors will provide vehicles to assist in the movement of medical equipment and supplies in areas affected by the storms.

"All of us are stunned by the magnitude of this unprecedented natural disaster, and we mourn the loss of life and the devastation it has brought to so many people," said GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. "General Motors wants to assist in the global relief efforts to provide food, water, medicine and other resources to the disaster victims as quickly as possible."

Wagoner encouraged GM employees to make online contributions to the International Response Fund of the American Red Cross, UNICEF and CARE. "General Motors and its employees have a long tradition of responding to emergencies in communities where we work and live, and also in other areas throughout the world. I know our employees will rise to the challenge again," Wagoner said.

More information on the GM Foundation can be found on the General Motors corporate website at www.gmability.com.

Anthony Neely

Fri Dec 31, 08:42:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Bless all of you,

Keep up the good work.

This link will take you to current information and donation links.


Keep spreading the word!


Fri Dec 31, 09:24:00 am IST  
Blogger Brad Taylor said :

Millions of people received gift cards for Christmas. We should be able to used these cards to donate aid. I'm sure all the big brands like Best Buy, Borders etc would be happy to forward the money. Any suggestions as to who to contact to see if they are interested?
Brad Taylor

Fri Dec 31, 11:01:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

PayPal has this evening posted a page for using PayPal to donate to UNICEF (and they are waiving their fees so 100% of the donation will reach UNICEF). http://donations.paypal.com

Fri Dec 31, 12:11:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

News from Channel News Asia (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/124921/1/.html)

Singapore to send potable water to the Maldives
By Johnson Choo, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Singapore will airfreight 3,000 litres of potable water to the Maldives on Friday morning, as part of Singapore's tsunami relief package for the island.

The PUB will also be shipping its portable desalination plant over to help turn contaminated underground water to drinking water.

Some 10 PUB staff were kept busy packing water into extra strong plastic bags, each capable of containing 10 1-litre bottles of water.

Tony Soh, Deputy Director, Water Supply, PUB, said, "PUB has an emergency water supply plan, so as part of the plan, we already have got these water bags ready so that we can move out any time when an emergency like this arises."

These bags have been specially designed.

The snout only needs to be cut, before the clean water can be used for drinking or cooking.

PUB has done tests on these plastic bags, and they are good for use for at least three months.

While PUB could have provided more water, it was limited by available cargo space onboard passenger flight SQ452 to the Maldives.

And so, it is sending over a portable desalination plant.

Costing some S$600,000, the portable plant was built a year ago by Keppel Engineering for PUB to conduct a nine-month study on the desalination process.

PUB says the plant can produce up to 240,000 litres of drinking water for about one third of the population on the Maldives islands daily.

Harry Seah, Director, Technology Office, PUB, said, "We heard that in Maldives, the ground water, which is their only source of water, has been contaminated with sea water.

"So the plant that we have here has reverse osmosis, so this reverse osmosis will remove the salts from the water that's contaminated by the sea, so that we can convert it into drinking water."

Keppel Engineering will be sending about 10 staff to install the plant.

The company expects to produce drinking water within two weeks upon arrival.

Wong Khai Theen, General Manager, Keppel Engineering, said, "We intend to dispatch our men this weekend to the Maldives, to hook up the whole system, test and commission the plant, operate and maintain it until the Maldives authorities are able to take over the operation and maintenance of the plant."

Keppel Engineering is looking at building another water purification plant capable of producing 600,000 litres of drinking water a day, over the next three weeks, to be sent to Indonesia if there is a need.

The PUB is also looking at providing two more desalination plants to the Maldives. - CNA

from Jinhua (Singapore)

Fri Dec 31, 12:35:00 pm IST  
Blogger Sunil Malhotra said :

Forward planning is crucial for rehabilitation
Everybody is reacting and responding to the mega-disaster. There are several blogs that are doing a wonderful job in coordinating and connecting resources to each other. While relief organisations are providing immediate respite on a need basis, we thought we should parallely involve other people who have the capacity to continue after public memory fades.

This weblog will allow you to bring your ideas, skills and organisational capabilities to a mid-term relief and reconstruction operation and will provide government agencies one of many touchpoints from where they can harvest intellectual and experience capital.

We really don't know if this will become a serious enough contribution. It all depends on all of you who think that on-going disaster rehabilitation merits continuity of emotion ... maintaining the intensity of emotion that exist immediately in the aftermath of any calamity.

We look forward to your involvement.

Fri Dec 31, 02:25:00 pm IST  
Blogger Sunil Malhotra said :

two blogs worth considering for mid-term rehab continuity.
This blog addresses post-tsunami rehabilitation

Adite Chatterjee's blog for awakening Corporate India's conscience.

Fri Dec 31, 03:27:00 pm IST  
Blogger Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka said :


The tsunami has devastated Sri Lanka - also affected are Sri Lankans with disabilities.

Ten of thousands of Sri Lankans have died and thousands more will die through disease - Sri Lanka urgently needs doctors and medicine from overseas to cope with outbreaks of typhoid, dysentery, cholera.

The Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka are not collecting money ourselves but we are working with partners all over the world to reach out to all Sri Lankans including the disability community who have been affected so badly by this deadly tsunami which struck the island on the 26th of December 2004 and has caused so much devastation.

How you can help in London:

Sri Lanka urgently needs:

Tents, blankets,linen, clothing.
Food - pre-cooked or ready to eat meal packs
Water purification tablets - approximately 2 million
Wheat, flour, pulses, rice.
Drugs: paracetamol, antibiotics, dressing, suture material, disposable syringes
Intravenous infusions - saline and dextrose.
Portable generators.
Disabled people will need wheelchairs.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London have appealed for donations of the above and donors can take these items to the Sri Lanka High Commission at 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU. Those who wish to contribute may contact Mr.Y.G.Amaradasa (Administration) of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. He could be contacted on the telephone: 020 7262 6721/020 7262 1841 extension 225, Fax: 020 7262 7970 and on e-mail: mail@slhc.globalnet.co.uk

With regard to the rapid conveyance of drugs and items such as water purification tablets and intravenous infusions, the Sri Lanka High Commission are exploring the possibility of facilitating airlifting these items through SriLankan Airlines to Colombo but please inform the Sri Lanka High Commission the full details of these drugs before and during delivery.

You can send donations to the Rotary Club of Colombo - the Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka are working in partnership with the Rotary Club, a well respected international organisation who have teams working in the diaster areas.

The Rotary Club of Colombo Regency, plans to implement the relief effort in phases in order for it to be effective.

The immediate need is for water and dry food items like biscuits, and canned fish, as displaced people are unable to cook meals just yet. In addition, basic medicines and clothing are also essential.

The second phase in a few days will be to provide dry rations, milk powder etc. as hopefully by that time people would have been moved into refugee camps.

The third phase (5 to 7 days) would be to conduct health camps to prevent/treat any outbreak in disease caused by polluted water and lack of proper sanitation etc at the refugee camps.

In the longer term, rebuilding of life and property would take an enormous effort and would need worldwide help.

If you wish to contribute by way of any items listed above or by cash or kind, please write into this site or phone/email any one of the persons below:
Mario Perumal +94 777 371204, mario@vigilant-security.com
Chamila Wicramasinghe +94 777 364618, chamila_w@yahoo.com
Shantha Warnakulasuriya +94 777 355288, shanthaw_midaya@sysnet.lk
Bary Jaleel on +94 777 300239, mcabdul@slt.lk
Altaf Ismail +94 777 741855, altaf96@slt.lk

Tharanga Gunaratne +94 777 389075, tkg_lk@yahoo.com

You can send cash contributions in the form of Cheques/Drafts/Money Orders as per the details given below:
Beneficiary - "Rotary Club of Colombo Regency"
Account No: 001-003771-002
Bank Name : HSBC
Postal Address : 24 Sir Baron Jayatilleke Mw, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka

For items sent from overseas, The Rotary Club have arranged for duty waivers. Please make sure that you specify the beneficiary as the "Rotary Club of Colombo Regency", c/o Bary Jaleel, 15 Cambridge Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

However, send an email The Rotary Club with your full name, contact details and your contribution amounts and modes, so that they could keep a track. You can also log onto http://www.lankafood.com/ and select the items you would like to sponsor, and pay for on line. Details of items needed and their rates will be published on this site.

Sri Lanka desperately needs help. They say the island needs 1 billion pounds to cope with this terrible disaster. Whole communities have been wiped out. Schools and homes have been devastated and scores of little Sri Lankans have perished. Please support Sri Lanka in her hour of need.

Ivan Corea WRC FRSA
Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka

Fri Dec 31, 03:41:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I sometimes despair of the cynical "it's all for me" views some folk in our society hold, and yet the news just broadcast here in the UK is that British citizens have so far donated 25 million pounds (about 48 million US dollars) for SE Asia earthquake/tsunami relief, and that figure is continuing to rise at a staggering rate.

I hope that the aid this money can purchase will reach as far as possible as soon as possible.


Fri Dec 31, 03:44:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My previous comment was already out of date before I'd posted it - the British public has now donated around 32000000 GBPounds (almost 62000000 USDollars towards south-east Asia earthquake/tsunami disaster relief.


Fri Dec 31, 04:38:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Here is a list of charities that have been rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator as well as on the recommended list of the American Institute of Philanthropy

Fri Dec 31, 06:09:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Here is a list of charities that have been rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator as well as on the recommended list of the American Institute of Philanthropy

Fri Dec 31, 06:14:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

German students homepage called asia flood

Go to link on the left side to post informations about missing persons

Fri Dec 31, 06:54:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I've put together a piece of audio for radio stations to use if they would like. It's UK-orientated, but you can use it if you like. Find it at http://audio.stewartpriest.com/tsunamiappeal.mp3

Stewart Priest

Fri Dec 31, 07:49:00 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, 09:33:00 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, 09:42:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


can some AID personnel name all the NGOs they are funding? Also, how many volunteers are present at the grass-roots level.

your reply is utterly important for me to decide whether to donate to you or to Red Cross.


Fri Dec 31, 11:02:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

It appears from AID website that they are getting a lot funding but they dont have the infrastructure to handle all the relief efforts.

No NGO names are provided - which creates a doubt on who is getting the money. A couple of NGO names they give are just acronyms - DYFI, PHM... (they are utterly unpopular in India atleast)

Also, it will be helpful if you provided how many AID volunteers are working on grass-roots level. Some organizations like Sewa Internationl have given approximate number of volunteers and the NGOs they are supporting. Please provide some details.


Fri Dec 31, 11:08:00 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, 11:52:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Northeast of Sri Lanka is one of the hardest hit of the tsunami affected areas, with more than 10,000 dead and 500,000 made homeless. Yet, There is only one local relief agency, Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), providing relief, and only one truck load of outside aid has reached this region so far.

Please help by adding the links below to your Blogger, and visiting these websites to make donation.

Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) http://www.troonline.org/

International Medical Health Organization (IMHO) http://www.imhousa.org/

Thank you


Sat Jan 01, 12:47:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

For Sri Lanka tsunami relief, PayPal payments can be made through I-FREED, a volunteer-run non-profit based in the U.S. They have started sending shipments of medical supplies to Sri Lanka, and have negotiated bulk discounts with large pharmaceutical companies in India.

Sat Jan 01, 01:33:00 am IST  
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Sat Jan 01, 06:02:00 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, 07:57:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Sat Jan 01, 10:18:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Urgent Humanitarian Relief Needed in South India

Dear Friends / FOLKs,

Please accept our pranams.

The biggest earthquake in 40 years has killed thousands and left thousands more families homeless and vulnerable.

We are all very saddened by the terrible devastation the tsunami waves (Killer waves) have caused to our dear brothers and sisters here in the costal areas of Chennai and Pondicherry.

At this hour, our volunteers are on the ground delivering free food, aid and assistance. We need your support at this very critical hour. Relief activities are going on from Monday 27th onwards. We started with distribution of hot kichari (a wholesome food made of rice / mung dahl and vegetables), variety rice and pongal (southindian delicacy). Though there are many other organisations and the governement distributing food packets - people preferred our hot kichari / pongal as the packed food had distasteful smell.

On the 28th and 29th we started moving to remote hamlets since the main costal areas had many organisations catering to relief. We are co-ordinating relief in Pudupattinam, Vadapattinam areas which are very remote and hadn`t received any relief till we visited.

Most of the hutments have been washed with their belongings and thousands are stranded on the streets. People have taken shelter in nearby schools and temples.

With another warning coming from the state government today people wanted transport facilities and our volunteers are shifting the people to safer places as far as Maduranthagam (around 50 - 60kms). Another team is meanwhile arranging for blankets and sleeping mats.

In such a situation with millions of displaced people suffering in need of food and clothing it seems an impossible task, but we should not let this discourage us. Let every one of us help in whatever little way we can.

We humbly request all those with sufficient means to donate towards the tsunami relief work in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.

To donate by credit card you may choose the donation amount in the box on the right.

Join us and support the cause !

Your servants,

The Dasanudas Team.

Donate online at: http://www.dasanudas.org.

Yours in service of humanity,

Dasanudas Team.

Sat Jan 01, 12:08:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Dear organisation,

We are travelling through South East Asia as the Tsunami struck. We are concerned about the millions of people that have been affected by the disaster. We are committed to help the tsunami victims by making a donation and by doing voluntary work. If volunteers are needed the coming month in Thailand or Malaysia we would be happy to help.

Qualities that might be usefull are our language skils (English, German and Dutch), we are in the posession of a drivers license and are committed.

Kind regards,

Jan rosing & Klaas van Schelven

Sat Jan 01, 03:19:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

This comment is posted here by Jim Basman [http://jimmiz.blogg.de/eintrag.php?id=768] as a full quote from Phuket Info Forums [http://www.phuket-info.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5100]:

PHUKET: Central website on tsunami victims launched

Worried relatives and friends of people living in or visiting provinces stricken by Sunday’s tsunami now have a central point for information on victims here www.csiphuket.com. [http://www.csiphuket.com/]

The Official Thai Tsunami Information Center website, set up by the Royal Thai Police, has Thai, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German and Spanish versions and contains long lists of people injured, killed or missing since the tsunami struck Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces.
It also has a links page listing a large number of other resources on the Internet relating to the disaster.

Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, Superintendent of Phuket City Police Station, said that at least 20 programmers from the Royal Thai Police, along with volunteers, are constantly updating the website from the Information Center at Phuket City Police Station.

He explained that people can search not only for names but also for details about the injured, the dead people and the missing.

“For example, we are including details such as rings on victims’ fingers, photos of the deceased and locations where bodies were found.”

Sat Jan 01, 07:14:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hi this is ajay mullapudi from hyderabad,India. Our Cheyutha foundation is working to help Tsunami victims from India. please visit our website www.freewebs.com/cheyutha for more information about major Tsunami relief funds of various national and international non profit organisations. please contact us at cheyuthaandhra@yahoo.com for more info

Sat Jan 01, 07:57:00 pm IST  
Blogger D said :

For those in Massachusetts, US area and want to contribute to Aceh relief funds

Aceh Sumatra Relief Fund, Inc

This fund is a non-profit organization on raising money for Tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia. We are collecting money for the helpless victims in Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Money is the best option because it is easier to transfer and ten times cheaper to purchase supplies in Indonesia. Aceh got the worse of the Tsunami, wave of destruction with a 9.0 scale Richter and 120,000 people dead. The number of death is still rising because many bodies were not been found yet, and some are brutally injured. Families are lost and need help to survive and find their love ones. Hundreds of thousand are threatened by hunger and diseased. Help can happen with your donation. Donation can also be mail to:

Aceh Sumatra Relief Fund Inc.

EIN: #20-2079032

164 Florence Street #2

Roslindale, MA. 02131 Telp: 617-553-0472


Sat Jan 01, 09:17:00 pm IST