1/7: Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Funds
- Progress Donations Resources to the Asia Quake Funds
ActionLA, National Immigrant Solidarity Network and peace-loving activists
January 7, 2005
For the complete donation resources , please check our lists of agencies
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.
I have compiled the following list to you, please donate generously! (I will
donate $100 to one of the following organization, hope you can match me)
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
Great tsunami Information Blog: _http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help_
Sarvodaya is a Ghandian-inspired Sri Lankan organization with the largest
community network in the country. It is doing massive mobilizing for relief.
5716 Manchester Avenue #3,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
2) Sri Lanka International Red Cross
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/ - (USD$1346). We have attached a budget for the initial 50 houses.
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
Tel: +94 (0)11 2231152; +94 (0)11 4 831 649
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
1) AID - Association for India's Development
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
PO Box F
College Park, MD 20741, USA
2) American India Foundation
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."
3) Asha For Education
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.
Asha for Education
P.O. Box 322
New York, NY 10040-0322
4) India Literacy Project
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.
India Literacy Project - TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND
P.O. Box 361153
Milpitas, CA 95035-9998
5) India Relief and Education Fund
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.
India Relief & Education Fund
P.O. Box 14360
Fremont, CA 94539
6) Indians for Collective Action
ICA members Geetha and Raju Rajagopal organize relief efforts in Chennai and
other Tamilnadu costal villages on the eastcoast highway.
Indians For Collective Action
801 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040-2511
(Mention the ICA Tsunami Fund as memo)
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.
5890 Point West Drive
Houston, Texas 77036
8) Singh Foundation
All the money we receive will be sent promptly to Bharathi Trust for relief
work in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.
SINGH Foundation, c/o Ramakrishnan
50 West 97th St. 15T, New York NY 10025
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.
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.
KURVE Wustrow - SOKO Indien
United Bank of India
A/C Number 3750
19 Broad Street
Calcutta 700019, India
1) Indonesian affiliate DPP FSP Kahutindo (Wood and Forestry Workers Union)
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
WASKITA KARYA - Annex Building 2nd Floor
Jl. Biru Laut-X Kav.10 A, Cawang
Jakarta Timur 13340, Indonesia
Tel: +6221 7098 9191
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
3) Aceh Relief Fund
The Aceh Relief Fund has established an advisory board of prominent Acehnese
leaders who will oversee the disbursement of the funds.
Nonviolence International, PO Box 39127, Friendship Station, Washington, DC
4) East Timor Action Network
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.
5) American Friends Service Committee
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.
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1) Via Campesina
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
2288 Fulton Street, suite 103
Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
(make your check out to "Via Campesina/CENSA")
MADRE has partnered with a Sri Lankan women’s organization, INFORM,
to help establish and equip emergency health centers in areas affected by
121 West 27th St., Room 301
New York, NY 10001
Local/Regional Tsunami Help/Aid Agencies
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