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: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help
Local/Regional Tsunami Help/Aid Agencies
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 http://www.irw.org (http://www.irw.org/)
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
http://www.ReliefOnLine.org (http://www.reliefonline.org/) 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 http://www.redcross.org
(http://www.redcross.org/) . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
6) Civil Society Initiative for Relief and Reconstruction
A join effort between The Foundation for Co-Existence (FCE URL:
http://www.fcoex.com,), Sewa Lanka Foundation (SLF URL: http://www.sewalanka.org) and the
National Anti-War Front (NAWF URL: http://www.nawf.lk), 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,
3. Dry fish
4. Milk food for infants and small children
Donations send to
Address: Colpetty Branch, 51A Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
SWIFT CODE: HSBCLKLX
Account Name: Foundation for Co-Existence – Disaster Fund
Account Number: 003-078219-003
7) Hidaya Foundation URL: http://www.hidaya.org/ (http://www.hidaya.org/)
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:
8) ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
247 West 37th Street, Suite 1201
New York, N.Y. 10018
9) AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE
45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10018
10) AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE
AFSC Crisis Fund
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
11) AMERICAN RED CROSS
International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
Also, visit American Red Cross Disaster Relief Via Amazon.com
12) CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS)
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, Md. 21203-7090
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 http://www.CRS.org (http://www.crs.org/)
13) DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, Calif. 93117
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.
14) DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
P.O. Box 1856
Merrifield, Va. 22116-8056
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
15) INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300
Santa Monica, Calif. 90404
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
16) AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
South Asia Tsunami Relief
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.
17) MERCY CORPS
Southeast Asia Earthquake Response
P.O. Box 2669
Portland, Ore. 97208
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.
18) OPERATION USA
8320 Melrose Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angles, Calif. 90069
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: https://key.callme.com/opusa/
19) SAVE THE CHILDREN
Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Conn. 06880
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
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
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
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)
AID Zone 3,
P.O. Box 4801
Mountain View, CA 94040-0801
P.O. Box F
College Park MD-20741
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: http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/donate/appeal.aspx
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: https://www.gospelcom.net/ia/donor/secure/donation.php
By Mail: International Aid, 17011 W. Hickory, Spring Lake, MI 49456
By Phone: 1-800-251-2502
30) International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
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: https://www.map.org/main.asp?menu==4&submenu==1&appeal==DISEASE
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: https://www.planusa.org/action/donation.php/ref/asia#fstart
By Mail: Plan USA, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886 USA
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.
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.
19303 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98133
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.
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
Alternatively you can wire funds to:
Account Number : 54926
Bank of Ceylon
ABN (SWIFT) code: BCEYLKLX
No. 67, U.D.A. Industrial Estate
Postal Code: 10200
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
43) Oxfarm International (UK)
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.
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
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