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New Year Appeals:  Emergency Donations to Asia Quake Victims! 
ActionLA, National Immigrant Solidarity  Network and peace-loving activists
January 1, 2005

On this first e-mail of 2005, I am giving up my  holiday break and working 
hard to appeal to you again, please give  your helping hands by donate your 
money to support the Asian quake  victims.

I have compiled a list of local Asia/Europe  agencies for donations, and 
strongly recommend you donate local agencies in Asia  who directly help the quake 
victims. Local agencies usually has better local  access to help the people, 
and it can help them build bigger and stronger at the  future.

Notes: The information provided here is  often not verified by others, 
dishonest even scams involving donations are a  problem in general. Please use 
information carefully and at your own  risk

Lee Siu Hin
National Immigrant Solidarity  Network
United Students Against  Sweatshops

People worried about loved  ones in South Asia can call a new State 
Department hotline for information. That  number is 888-407-4747

Great tsunami Help Blog: 
(  ( 

Local/Regional Tsunami Help/Aid  Agencies







Middle East 



South America 

Sri Lanka 


United States and Canada 

1) ISLAMIC RELIEF WORLDWIDE  RESPONSE launched an effort to get medical 
supplies, tents and  sanitations facilities for the victims of the earthquake. To 
donate, send checks  to Islamic Relief, 1919 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 
91506, call 888-479- 4968,  or visit ( 

2) ASIA RELIEF, a Maryland  based nonprofit organization, is accepting 
donations of nonperishable food  items, clothing and toys for victims of the tsunami 
in Sri Lanka. Cash donations  are also being accepted. To contribute, drop 
off donations anytime at 19409  Olive Tree Way, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879. Contact 
Seyed Rizwan Mowlana at  301-672-9355 for more information.

3) ISLAMIC CIRCLE OF NORTH AMERICA  (ICNA) Relief has established an 
Indonesia, India & Seri  Lanka Relief Fund to provide food, medicine, clothes, tents & 
other urgently  needed supplies. To donate, visit (  or send  checks to 166- 26 89th Ave 
Jamaica, NY 11432, Tel.718-68-7028.

Click here to donate online: 

or call Toll Free 1-866-637-4357

4) Contributions to the  INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED  CRESCENT may be 
sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to  the American Red Cross 
International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington,  DC 20013. Internet users can 
make a secure online contribution by visiting 
( . Call 1-800-435-  7669.

5) CAIR, America's largest  Islamic civil liberties group, has 30 offices and 
chapters nationwide and in  Canada.

Other relief organizations that have established similar funds should  notify 
CAIR by sending an e-mail to: ( 

6) Civil Society Initiative for Relief and  Reconstruction 

A join effort between The Foundation for Co-Existence (FCE  URL:,), Sewa Lanka Foundation (SLF URL: and the 
National Anti-War Front (NAWF URL:, a Sri Lanka wide 
networks of over 1000 civil society  organizations in peace building and 
development activities, and a combined staff  capacity of over 500. They have 
developed several centers for food and medical  supplies to be received and are in 
agreement with two media institutions, the  Young Asia Television and MTV, a 
popular TV and radio channel for publicity of  the efforts and to disseminate 
information. The immediate requirements  are,
1. Rice,
2. Dhal,
3. Dry fish
4. Milk food for infants and  small children

Donations send to 
Bank: HSBC
Address: Colpetty Branch, 51A Dharmapala  Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
Account Name:  Foundation for Co-Existence – Disaster Fund
Account Number:  003-078219-003

7) Hidaya Foundation URL: ( 
Collecting funds for the victims of the Tidal Wave Disaster caused by a 9.0  
Richter scale earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Donate online: 

247  West 37th Street, Suite 1201
New York, N.Y. 10018
212-967-7800 x108 ( 

45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10018
800-889-7146 ( 

AFSC Crisis Fund
1501 Cherry  Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
215-241-7000 ( 

International Response Fund
P.O. Box  37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
800-HELP NOW ( 

Also, visit American Red Cross Disaster Relief Via 

Tsunami Emergency 
P.O. Box 17090 
Baltimore, Md.  21203-7090 
800-736-3467 ( 

CRS plans a three-stage response to the situation in India. Phase one,  
already in effect, is providing immediate food and medical assistance. The  second 
phase could begin as early as the first week in January and will build on  the 
initial response by focusing on shelter, heath care, water and sanitation.  
The third phase will help people, especially migrant workers and fishing  
communities, resume work, and will help communities begin rebuild.  

Donate online at ( 

27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara,  Calif. 93117
805-964-4767 ( 

Direct Relief International is a non-profit, non-political, and  
non-sectarian organization that provides assistance without regard to race,  ethnicity, 
political or religious affiliation, gender, or ability to pay. We are  committed 
to making every dollar count – less than 1% of our support goes to  
administrative and fundraising expenses.

P.O. Box 1856
Merrifield, Va.  22116-8056
888-392-0392 ( 

Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF)  
delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and  
man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or  
geographical isolation.

Earthquake/Tsunami Relief
1919 Santa Monica  Boulevard, Suite 300
Santa Monica, Calif. 90404
800-481-4462 ( 

A team of health care workers from International Medical Corps (IMC) is now  
in Aceh to respond to the immediate impact of this disaster. In coordination  
with local partners and other relief agencies  

South Asia Tsunami Relief
Box 321
847A Second  Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10017
212-687-6200 ext. 851 ( 

Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JDC)  has 
served as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community.  Our  mission is 
to serve the needs of Jews throughout the world, particularly where  their 
lives as Jews are threatened or made more difficult.

Southeast  Asia Earthquake Response
Dept. W
P.O. Box 2669
Portland, Ore.  97208
800-852-2100 ( 

Mercy Corps has the experience and expertise to take decisive action for  
survivors of this disaster: the organization has been in many areas of Southeast  
Asia, including India and Indonesia, for years. We have a school feeding 
program  in Padang, Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra. Mercy Corps staff from 
that  office are currently assessing damage and beginning emergency operations 
in some  of the most heavily-damaged areas.

8320  Melrose Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angles, Calif. 90069
800-678-7255 ( 

Operation USA is preparing emergency supplies for shipment to Sri Lanka and  
Thailand and is awaiting needs assessments from each country as to the 
specific  items requested.  

Donation online: 

Asia  Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Conn.  06880
800-728-3843 ( 

Save the Children is mobilizing a response and has begun to coordinate with  
local and international aid agencies to provide relief supplies including  
shelter and basic necessities for children and their families in India,  
Indonesia and Sri Lanka.  Please donate to the Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave  Relief Fund 
to assist children and families impacted by the earthquake and the  resulting 
tidal waves.  

Donate online: ( 

UNICEF is focusing on providing  water, sanitation facilities and food for 
those in the affected areas,  especially children, as well as addressing the 
longer-term needs for education,  psychological support and replacing lost 
livelihood of entire  communities.

21) Relief Web
And go "South Asia: Earthquake and  Tsunami" section

22)  AmeriCares
Donations are  urgently needed to continue to provide the means to deliver 
medicines to combat  malaria, cholera, respiratory infections, diarrhea and 
other water-borne  illnesses to the people most at risk in this crisis. 

23) Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA  
International) ( 
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD  20904
Phone: 1-800-424-ADRA (2372)
"This is a crisis of Biblical  proportions and we're literally in a race 
against time to prevent more  deaths."

24) Association for India's  Development ( 
AID's Tsunami Survivors' Relief Campaign ( 

Association for India's Development, Inc. (AID), a US-based voluntary  
non-profit development organization with over 40 chapters across the US, has  
appealed for charitable contributions for supporting relief and rehabilitation  
efforts in response to the massive and devastating tidal waves that have  affected 
parts of southern India. AID has approved $7,500 from its relief and  
rehabilitation fund toward immediate relief efforts, and requests the community  to 
contribute significant additional amounts so that prompt relief and an  
enduring rehabilitation effort for affected people are possible. 

Please send your checks to the following mailing addresses. (Checks should  
be drawn in favor of "AID". Please indicate "Relief and Rehabilitation Fund" in 
 the check memo) 

Western Zone:
AID Zone 3,
P.O. Box 4801
Mountain View, CA  94040-0801

Eastern Zone:
P.O. Box F
College Park MD-20741

25) CARE ( 
CARE works with  poor communities in more than 70 countries around the world 
to find lasting  solutions to poverty. We look at the big picture of poverty, 
and go beyond the  symptoms to confront underlying causes. 

26) Christian Children's  Fund 
Our  national office in Sri Lanka has now mobilized 500 volunteers to work 
with 19  CCF national office staff members and 50 project staff members in five 
districts  including Tricomalee, Ampara, Hambantota, Matara and Galle. As you 
can see on  the map, these are coastal areas that were hard hit by the deadly 
tsunami that  has devastated parts of Asia. 

Donate Online: 
By mail: Christian Children's Fund
2821 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond,  VA 23294-3725.
By Phone: 1-800-776-6767

27) Church World Service  (CWS) ( 
Southern Asia Earthquake-Tidal Wave Emergency Funds 

CWS is providing emergency supplies and support in Indonesia, Sri Lanka,  and 
India. A team of CWS staff members in Indonesia is assessing the affected  
province of Aceh, and we are expediting material assistance to disaster  
survivors there. In Sri Lanka, CWS is deploying an emergency assistance team  from 
our regional office in Pakistan/Afghanistan and is providing emergency  supplies 
for distribution by partner, the National Christian Council of Sri  Lanka 
(NCCSL). In India, we are supporting efforts by Church's Auxiliary for  Social 
Action (CASA), a long-time CWS partner, which is deploying two assessment  teams 
in the affected coastal areas. 

28) Food for the Hungry,  Inc. ( 
Food for the Hungry is  actively working to provide food & support for 
victims of the recent tsunami  in the areas surrounding the Indian Ocean.  
Donation by phone: 1-800-2-HUNGERS 

29) International Aid ( 
International Aid is a Christian relief and development agency that  responds 
to Biblical mandates by providing and supporting solutions in  healthcare.

Donation online: 
By Mail: International Aid, 17011 W. Hickory, Spring Lake, MI 49456
By Phone: 1-800-251-2502

30) International Rescue  Committee ( 
IRC Communications
122 East 42nd Street
New York
NY  10168
United States
Tel: 212 551 3000

IRC teams in Indonesia’s Aceh  province are organizing emergency water and 
sanitation interventions to prevent  the spread of water-borne diseases. The IRC 
is also providing emergency supplies  and materials to people most affected 
by the crisis.

31) Lutheran World  Relief ( 
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)  introduces a long-term rebuilding effort for the 
countries of South Asia  affected by what some people have termed the worst 
disaster in history. The  initiative, called WAVE OF GIVING©, seeks to raise at 
least $5 million dollars  to rebuild lives, create livelihoods and restore 
dignity to millions affected by  the tragic events of December 26 th.

Donate by mail: 
Lutheran World Relief - South Asia Tsunami
P.O. Box  17061
Baltimore, MD 21298-9832

By phone: 1-800-LWR-LWR-2

32) Medical Assistance Programs (MAP  International) ( 
MAP International is  accepting cash donations to assist with its medical 
relief response to those  devastated by the tsunami.

Donate online: 

33) Mercy Corps ( 
Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people  
build secure, productive, and just communities. 

34) Network for Good 

35) Oxfam America ( 

36) Plan USA 
(  ( 
While Plan  has already received $1 million of commitments, we need to raise 
another $1  million to help children and families in Sri Lanka, India, 
Indonesia, Bangladesh  and Thailand after destructive waves (tsunami) caused by an 
earthquake hit  Southern Asia on Sunday. Funds will be used to support both 
short and long-term  relief and rehabilitation.

Donate online: 

By Mail: Plan USA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886 USA 

Phone: 800-556-7918 

37) Project Concern  International ( 
In  India, Project Concern’s disaster relief efforts are targeted on the  
Nagappattiam District of Tamil Nadu State. The focus of Project Concern’s  
emergency response will involve securing a continuous supply of safe drinking  
water, providing medical assistance to the injured and sick, and locating  
materials and space on which to construct temporary shelters for the homeless.In  
Indonesia will involve securing a continuous supply of safe drinking water,  
deploying health professionals and establishing mobile health clinics to reach  
those most impacted, and providing nutritional supplements and adequate food for  
children under the age of five. 

Donate online: 

By phone: (858) 279-9690 

38) World Concern ( 
Our  efforts are especially focused on Thailand and the island nation of Sri 
Lanka.  Our Thailand country manager is already on site with a team to assess 
the  hard-hit west coast of that country. Our partnership with local churches  
there has allowed us to begin immediate distribution of drinking water,  
toiletries, blankets and medical supplies. Our Asia Regional Director, Joe  
Harbison, is now in Sri Lanka to assess damage and arrange for distribution of  
clean water, medical supplies, shelter and clothing.

Donate online:,62A2004 

By mail:
19303  Fremont Avenue North 
Seattle, Washington 98133 

Toll-Free:  1-800-755-5022 

39) CARE USA ( 
CARE is also  working to provide emergency supplies such as blankets, plastic 
sheeting,  mosquito nets, soap, towels and hygiene packet at India, 
Indonesia, Thailand and  Sri Lanka.

Donate online: 

by phone: 1-800-422-7385

40) GOAL  (Ireland)
GOAL  has commenced a major feeding operation in the southern Indian state of 
Tamil  Nadu. The GOAL team is working in Nagabatttinum, the most seriously 
affected  region of a province which has lost 7,000 people. GOAL has also 
included Sri  Lanka in its area of relief and rehabilitation operations.

Donate by mail: GOAL at PO Box 19, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin,  Ireland

By phone: phone 01 2809779. 

41) Habitat for Humanity  International
Habitat’s  Disaster Response Office works to rebuild the future for victims 
of war and  natural disasters worldwide. Disaster Response empowers and works 
with families  in building recovery housing, with the goal of putting 
communities back on their  feet and helping them stay there. 

42) Karuna Trust
Karuna Trust is collecting funds to buy  whatever necessary according to the 
requirements at the ground Zero. Two third  (2/3) of the coastline is hit 
hardest while 1 in every 20 people in this Island  with 20 million population has 
been homeless.

Alternatively you can wire funds to: 
Account Number : 54926
Bank of  Ceylon
Sri Lanka

Account  Holder: 
No. 67, U.D.A. Industrial Estate
Katuwana Road
Sri  Lanka
Postal Code: 10200

email: (  

43) Oxfarm International  (UK) ( 

44)  Sarvodaya
Sarvodaya  is the largest civil service organization in Sri Lanka with a 
network of 34  district centers and 340 divisional centers. Over two thousand 
volunteers are  working round the clock in all effected areas. 

By mail: 
Sarvodaya HQ
No98, Rawatawatta Road ,
Moratuwa , Sri Lanka

Phone +9411 2655 255 ,+9411 2655 110

45) World Food Programme (United  Nations) ( 
WFP will manage and coordinate the food aid response to the region,  
cooperating with fellow UN agencies, relief partners, NGOs and the national  
governments concerned. In addition, the contingency funds of US$500,000 in each  of the 
worst affected countries will be used to purchase food close to the  disaster 
zones for immediate distribution to the hundreds of thousands of people  who 
have suffered. 
Action for World Liberation  Everyday!
Tel: (213)403-0131



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