Appeal: Emergency Donations to Asia Quake Victims!

by Lee Siu Hin Friday, Dec. 31, 2004 at 3:38 PM (213)403-0131 Los Angeles, CA USA

I am appeal to you again in this holiday season, please give your helping hands by donate your money to support the Asian quake victims. So far there's 45 agencies accepting donations and/or sending emergency crews to the region, I prefer not to endorse anyone, so please read their descriptions and you decide which agency you want to donate (I will donate $50 to one of the following agency).

Emergency Donations to Asia Quake Victims!
Appeals from ActionLA, National Immigrant Solidarity Network and peace-loving activists
December 30, 2004

I am appeal to you again in this holiday season, please give your helping hands by donate your money to support the Asian quake victims.

So far there's 45 agencies accepting donations and/or sending emergency crews to the region, I prefer not to endorse anyone, so please read their descriptions and you decide which agency you want to donate (I will donate $50 to one of the following agency).

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

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) ICNA Indonesia , India & Seri Lanka Relief Fund
to help injured people & homeless families for emergency relief to provide food, medicine, clothes, tents & other urgently needed supplies.

7) Hidaya Foundation
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

AFSC Crisis Fund
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013

Also, visit American Red Cross Disaster Relief Via

Tsunami Emergency
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

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.

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 geographical isolation.

Earthquake/Tsunami Relief
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


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

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

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

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

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


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.


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