Emergency Donations to Asia Quake
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
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
To contribute, drop off donations anytime at 19409 Olive Tree Way, Gaithersburg,
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
To donate, visit http://www.ReliefOnLine.org
or send checks to 166- 26 89th Ave Jamaica, NY 11432, Tel.718-68-7028.
Click here to donate online: http://www.icna.org/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ir&Product_Code=EXTERNAL&Category_Code=102
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.
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.
6) ICNA Indonesia , India & Seri Lanka Relief
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
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
Donate online at 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 geographical isolation.
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 tidal waves.
Donate online: https://secure.ga3.org/01/helpasia?stationpub=hp_asia_overview
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
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
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
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.
Donate online: https://secure.console.net/projectconcern.org/giveweb.html
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: https://www.crista.org/wc/html/DonateForm.cfm?des=W,62A2004
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.
Donate online: https://donate.care.org/05/20180000/?source=170570040000
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
ABN (SWIFT) code: BCEYLKLX
No. 67, U.D.A. Industrial Estate
Postal Code: 10200
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 have suffered.
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