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Dec 29th, 2004, 08:30 AM
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Asian Tsunami Disaster Aid Sites (please help keep this and similar messages topped)#

Some other aid sites

Catholic Agency For Overseas Development - http://www.cafod.org.uk/

Care International - http://www.careinternational.org.uk/

International Red Cross - http://www.ifrc.org/

Medicines Sans Frontieres - http://www.msf.org/

Oxfam - http://www.oxfam.co.uk/

Save the Children - http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sc...jsp?flash=true

Unicef - http://www.unicef.org.uk/

UN world food program - http://www.wfp.org/

World Vision - http://www.worldvision.org.uk/

Christian Aid - http://www.christianaid.org.uk/

Islamic Relief - http://www.irw.org/
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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:08 AM
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Everyone, please give what you can.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:55 AM
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thanks for posting these websites. i've just made a donation online.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 10:59 AM
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Operation USA takes United Airlines frequent flier miles. Here's the link:
http://www.opusa.org/donations/donations.html
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Dec 29th, 2004, 01:03 PM
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Everyone please donate anything you can, no matter how "small" the amount. I sent a donation yesterday, but plan to send more as soon as possible.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 01:12 PM
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For People in the UKbr />
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella group of UK charities including, amongst others, British Red Cross, Cafod, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund
Call them on 0870 60 60 900 or visit www.dec.org.uk

£50 will buy a new house for someone.

Do you really need ANOTHER pair of shoes or a bargain Jumper from the Xmas sales? I don't think so. Spend the money here NOT at the Sales.
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Dec 29th, 2004, 01:36 PM
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Some others.. just to keep this up top.

Americares: http://www.americares.org

Doctors without borders

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

For the price of a few coffee drinks you can save a life!!!!
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Dec 29th, 2004, 04:28 PM
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Dec 29th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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Specifically in India in case anyone is based there and this is easier :

PRIME MINISTER'S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND -
http://pmindia.nic.in/relief.htm
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Dec 29th, 2004, 06:18 PM
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Another aid organization is SOS Children's Villages: http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/. They have villages near the affected areas, and were already helping refugees the day after the disaster hit. So many children have lost their parents that will need placement in orphanages. If you visit the SOS site, there are links on the right hand side of the page that give up to date information, for example SOS has been able to give aid in the area of Sri Lanka controlled by the rebels.

My husband actually was raised in an SOS home - I can vouch for their excellence.

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Dec 30th, 2004, 05:34 AM
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Dec 30th, 2004, 07:00 AM
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Another organization that does a great job with relief work:

www.mercycorps.org
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Dec 30th, 2004, 09:05 AM
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Walter,
Thank you for keeping us reminded of how important it is to give at a time like this. I just donated to MSF online, and I encourage others to do the same.
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Dec 30th, 2004, 09:50 AM
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also: world vision.com provides an
emergency [email protected] $25 per donation...
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Dec 30th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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I so desperately want to contribute to the emergency help / re-building efforts in SE Asia. That said, there are so many organizations and I am afraid that if I donate, even a fairly substantial amount, the funds won't benefit anyone directly. How are the rest of you making the decisions on where to donate? I'm looking at this as a long-term decision as are Dutch friends of mine. Thanks
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Dec 30th, 2004, 05:48 PM
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Yes, it's a problem, since there are so many worthwhile organizations.

My husband and I decided to donate to Save the Children (they have a website with the address or ways of donating online). One reason is that they have been in Darfur, along with Doctors Without Borders, helping those children there when very few other agencies were risking it.

This was just our choice. They all need the money so badly; as long as you donate to one of the better known agencies, I think you can feel confident that the money will do some good.

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Dec 30th, 2004, 06:44 PM
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Do a little research on the various organizations. The website should give you info on where they are active and the percentage of funds used for administration versus for the aid itself. There are many worthy organizations. I like Mercy Corps. 92% of donations to them goes to direct aid.
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Dec 30th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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PS - We've also donated to the International Red Cross and to Unicef for the Tsunami relief.
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