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Jan 1, 2005 New Year Appeals: Emergency Donations to Asia Quake Victims!

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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
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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: _http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help_
      (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help) (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help)

      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 _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: _cair@..._ (mailto:cair@...)

      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,
      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: _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:

      247 West 37th Street, Suite 1201
      New York, N.Y. 10018
      212-967-7800 x108
      _www.actionagainsthunger.org_ (http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/)

      45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
      New York, N.Y. 10018
      _www.ajws.org_ (http://www.ajws.org/)

      AFSC Crisis Fund
      1501 Cherry Street
      Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
      _www.afsc.org_ (http://www.afsc.org/)

      International Response Fund
      P.O. Box 37243
      Washington, D.C. 20013
      800-HELP NOW
      _www.redcross.org_ (http://www.redcross.org/)

      Also, visit American Red Cross Disaster Relief Via Amazon.com

      Tsunami Emergency
      P.O. Box 17090
      Baltimore, Md. 21203-7090
      _www.catholicrelief.org_ (http://www.catholicrelief.org/)

      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 _www.CRS.org_ (http://www.crs.org/)

      27 South La Patera Lane
      Santa Barbara, Calif. 93117
      _www.directrelief.org_ (http://www.directrelief.org/)

      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
      _www.doctorswithoutborders.org_ (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/)

      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
      _www.imcworldwide.org_ (http://www.imcworldwide.org/)

      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
      _www.jdc.org_ (http://www.jdc.org/)

      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
      Dept. W
      P.O. Box 2669
      Portland, Ore. 97208
      _www.mercycorps.org_ (http://www.mercycorps.org/)

      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
      _www.opusa.org_ (http://www.opusa.org/)

      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/_

      Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
      54 Wilton Road
      Westport, Conn. 06880
      _www.savethechildren.org_ (http://www.savethechildren.org/)

      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_ (https://secure.ga3.org/01/helpasia?stationpub=hp_asia_overview)

      20) UNICEF
      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
      URL: http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf
      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
      _http://www.adra.org_ (http://www.adra.org/)
      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
      _http://www.aidindia.org/_ (http://www.aidindia.org/)
      AID's Tsunami Survivors' Relief Campaign
      _http://www.aidindia.org/CMS/_ (http://www.aidindia.org/CMS/)

      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
      _http://www.careusa.org_ (http://www.careusa.org/)
      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)
      _http://www.churchworldservice.org_ (http://www.churchworldservice.org/)
      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.
      _http://www.fh.org_ (http://www.fh.org/)
      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
      _http://www.gospelcom.net/ia_ (http://www.gospelcom.net/ia)
      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
      _http://www.theirc.org_ (http://www.theirc.org/)
      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
      _http://www.lwr.org_ (http://www.lwr.org/)
      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)
      _http://www.map.org_ (http://www.map.org/)
      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
      _http://www.mercycorps.org_ (http://www.mercycorps.org/)
      Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people
      build secure, productive, and just communities.

      34) Network for Good

      35) Oxfam America
      _http://www.oxfamamerica.org_ (http://www.oxfamamerica.org/)

      36) Plan USA
      (http://www.planusa.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/195) (http://www.planusa.org/)
      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

      Phone: 800-556-7918

      37) Project Concern International
      _http://www.projectconcern.org_ (http://www.projectconcern.org/)
      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
      _http://www.worldconcern.org_ (http://www.worldconcern.org/)
      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_

      By mail:
      19303 Fremont Avenue North
      Seattle, Washington 98133

      Toll-Free: 1-800-755-5022

      39) CARE USA
      _http://www.careusa.org_ (http://www.careusa.org/)
      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
      Sri Lanka
      ABN (SWIFT) code: BCEYLKLX

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

      email: _helplanka@..._ (mailto:helplanka@...)

      43) Oxfarm International (UK)
      _http://www.oxfam.co.uk_ (http://www.oxfam.co.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)
      _http://www.wfp.org/_ (http://www.wfp.org/)
      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

      URL: http://www.ActionLA.org
      e-mail: Info@...

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