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Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief

by Lee Siu Hin Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at 1:04 PM
siuhin@aol.com (213)403-0131 Los Angeles, CA USA

For the pasts several days, we had received several requests from different progress organizations to promote their humanitarian efforts in Asia, includes: Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. 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

Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief

Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Relief

For the pasts several days, we had received several requests from different progress organizations to promote their humanitarian efforts in Asia, includes: Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia.

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

For the complete donation resources , please check our lists of agencies accepts Donations:
http://www.actionla.org/Actions/AsiaAppeal.htm

Great tsunami Information Blog:
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help

Sri Lanka:

1) Sarvodaya
http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/english/help/donatetosarvodaya.asp
Sarvodaya is a Ghandian-inspired Sri Lankan organization with the largest community network in the country. It is doing massive mobilizing for relief.

Mail:
Sarvodaya USA
5716 Manchester Avenue #3,
Los Angeles, CA 90045


2) Sri Lanka International Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/sri_lanka!Open


3) Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Union (FTZ&GSEU)
According to the informations it is clear there will be a considerable number of workers and their families among the victims of this tragedy. Therefore, our union together with Women's Centre which is a labour NGO working with women workers in FTZs and garment factories, decided to launch a programme to provide a helping hand to workers who are victims of the tidal waves who are working at the FTZs factories and garment factories outside the FTZs.

In the initial stage we plan to build 50 houses starting with two houses for the workers who died at Valachchani, Eastern Province.

We consulted with experts on building houses for this particular situation.According to their information one house consisting of two rooms, kitchen, toilet, and veranda will cost S.L
Rs140,000/ - (USD46). We have attached a budget for the initial 50 houses.

Mail:
Anton Marcus
Joint Secretary
Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Union
Tel: +94 (0)11 4 617 711; +94 (0)11 4 610 001
Mobile: +94 (0)777 281 477
Email: ftzunion@diamond.lanka.net

Sriya Ahangamage
Secretary
Women's Centre
Tel: +94 (0)11 2231152; +94 (0)11 4 831 649

Wire Money:
Name of the account: FTZ&GSEU to assist the victims of the tidal waves
Account No: 0-3912-7
Name of Bank: Bank of Ceylon, Lakehouse branch
Address: Lakehouse Building, Colombo 10


India:

1) AID - Association for India's Development
http://www.aidindia.org/CMS/
Association for India's Development, Inc. (AID) is a voluntary non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, by working with grassroots organizations and movements in India. AID supports and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women's empowerment and social justice.

Mail:
PO Box F
College Park, MD 20741, USA

Tel: 1-888-TALK-2-AID


2) American India Foundation
http://www.aifoundation.org/
AIF Honorary Chairman President Bill Clinton reminds us, "The Tsunami disaster is a tragedy of historic and global proportions, and though it struck in the span of hours, its effects will be felt for years to come. Charitable people throughout the world are responding with great generosity, but we must not forget that the need for assistance will continue long after the story has faded from the front pages. We must do all we can to help now and support longer term restoration efforts in the months and years to come."

Phone: 1-888-AIF-4IND


3) Asha For Education
http://www.ashanet.org
Asha volunteers in India are currently assessing the impact of the disaster on projects in affected states, and are assisting with relief and rehabiliation efforts. In the last 13 years, Asha for Education has supported over 100 projects in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Asha is working with our partners to support rehabilitation work in the weeks and months to come.

Mail:
Asha for Education
P.O. Box 322
New York, NY 10040-0322

Phone: 1-877-811-6943


4) India Literacy Project
http://www.ilpnet.org/news/Tsunami/index.html
ILP will aim to focus on the education aspects of rehabilitation by selecting appropriate NGOs on the ground that will focus on education revival efforts for children, adult livelihood/literacy programs, and efforts that include community education for disaster preparedness.

Mail:
India Literacy Project - TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND
P.O. Box 361153
Milpitas, CA 95035-9998


5) India Relief and Education Fund
http://iref.homestead.com
While the response to the appeals by various organizations for relief has been heartening, it appears that relief funds collected may not be equitably distributed among the affected areas. IREF will strongly support areas that other agencies are not concentrating on.

Mail:
India Relief & Education Fund
P.O. Box 14360
Fremont, CA 94539

Tel: 510-490-0231


6) Indians for Collective Action
http://www.icaonline.org
ICA members Geetha and Raju Rajagopal organize relief efforts in Chennai and other Tamilnadu costal villages on the eastcoast highway.

Mail:
Indians For Collective Action
801 West El Camino Real
Box# 355
Mountain View, CA 94040-2511
(Mention the ICA Tsunami Fund as memo)


7) Pratham
http://www.prathamusa.org
There are many organizations doing an excellent job or collecting and distributing funds. To help those who would like to contribute through Pratham-USA, we have set up the Pratham Tsunami Relief Fund.

Mail:
Pratham USA
5890 Point West Drive
Houston, Texas 77036

Phone: 1-866-PRATHAM


8) Singh Foundation
http://singhfoundation.org
All the money we receive will be sent promptly to Bharathi Trust for relief work in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.

Mail:
SINGH Foundation, c/o Ramakrishnan
50 West 97th St. 15T, New York NY 10025

Tel: 212-866-1616


9) Vibha
http://www.vibha.org/emergencyrelief/
Vibha.org in conjunction with other non-profit organizations / projects is putting together a team to support the Disaster Relief Program with an immediate focus on children in the affected areas.


10) Swadhina
Swadhina is the Indian section of War Resisters International, and does grassroots peace, development and empowerment work at the village level around the country, especially with women and children.

Mail:
KURVE Wustrow - SOKO Indien
Konto-Nr. 6021646
Kreissparkasse Luechow-Dannenberg
(BLZ 25851335)
Germany

or

United Bank of India
A/C Number 3750
(Swadhina)
19 Broad Street
Calcutta 700019, India


Indonesia:

1) Indonesian affiliate DPP FSP Kahutindo (Wood and Forestry Workers Union)
http://www.ifbww.org/index.cfm?n=44&l=2&c=1377&on=2
The union coordinates with the Indonesian Red Cross for the aid distribution to Aceh. However the union will not pass the money to the Red Cross. "Upon knowing our available funds, we will get "shopping list" from the Red Cross, and prepare the logistics ourselves based on the prioritised items that is urgently needed.

Mail:
WASKITA KARYA - Annex Building 2nd Floor
Jl. Biru Laut-X Kav.10 A, Cawang
Jakarta Timur 13340, Indonesia

Tel: +6221 7098 9191

Wiring Funds:
BANQUE COOP 6-8 Place Longemalle Case Postale 3828 1211 Genève 3 Switzerland
SWIFT CODE ( = BIC) COOPCHBB12A
FITBB / FED. INTERNATIONALE DES TRAVAILL. DU BATIMENT ET DU BOIS, 54, route des Acacias, 1227 Carouge SWITZERLAND
No 246606.290190-6 (CHF) IBAN CH4108440246606290190
Ref for payment: ASIAN TSUNAMI (OR ASIAN DISASTER)


2) Indonesia International Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/indonesia!Open


3) Aceh Relief Fund
http://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/
The Aceh Relief Fund has established an advisory board of prominent Acehnese leaders who will oversee the disbursement of the funds.

Mail:
Nonviolence International, PO Box 39127, Friendship Station, Washington, DC 20016, USA.

Tel: (202)244-0951


4) East Timor Action Network
http://www.etan.org/action/action2/23alert.htm
The East Timor Action Network is collecting contributions from people in the
United States who want to give direct aid to local grassroots and
humanitarian organizations in Aceh, the remote and war-torn Indonesian
province that has been most devastated by the tsunami.

Tel: (202)544-6911


5) American Friends Service Committee
http://www.afsc.org/give/asia-relief.htm
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a member group of United for
Peace and Justice, is mounting an important relief effort in hard-hit Aceh.

Mail:
AFSC Development
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 1-888-588-2372

6) Emergency Aceh Relief
Emergency Aceh Relief is raising funds to go to the Indonesian Civil Society Coalition for the
Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami, a coalition of independent progressive organizations
doing relief work in Aceh. The coalition members are: KontraS (The Commision for Disappearances and Victims of Violence), WALHI-Friends of the Earth Indonesia, Aceh Kita (Our Aceh), Aceh Working Group.

Mail:
c/o Dhyta Caturani, 275 Fort Washington Ave #6C, New York, NY 10032

Phone: 646-251-2862

On-line: http://www.greengrants.org/pressreleases.php?news_id=29


Others:

1) Via Campesina
http://www.viacampesina.org
We ask for your donation for direct emergency support to provide basic
needs of food, clean drinking water, shelter and health care to affected
fisherfolk and peasant families, as well as to help us initiate the long
term work of reconstructing our own communities and rebuilding our
livelihoods.

Mail:
CENSA/Via Campesina
2288 Fulton Street, suite 103
Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
(make your check out to "Via Campesina/CENSA")

On-line: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=4589


2) MADRE
http://www.madre.org/programs/appeal/tsunami.html
MADRE has partnered with a Sri Lankan women’s organization, INFORM,
to help establish and equip emergency health centers in areas affected by
the tsunami.

Mail:
MADRE
121 West 27th St., Room 301
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212)627-0444

 

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