OP/ED: Agencies Helping 9.0 Quake Victims That You Can Support

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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:21 PM
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Following is a list of some of the agencies that either are or will be helping the victims of this terrible tragedy. Your support is encouraged, as many things are needed in a disaster of this magnitude. Please check the other links at the bottom for many more agencies.
 


The United Nations, which is coordinating with organizations including the International Red Cross, will have to rely on countries such as India to shoulder much of the burden for their own recovery, she said.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also said it expected India to be able to handle most of its needs, but that it was checking to see if there was a particular type of aid it could provide.

The U.N. World Food Program appealed Sunday for an initial $1.5 million to address the immediate needs of hundreds of thousands of tsunami victims in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand and said it would launch a much larger appeal later this week.

UNICEF said it was working with national and local governments and other United Nations agencies to assess the damage and mobilize relief efforts.

Save the Children USA said it was coordinating with local and international aid agencies to provide relief supplies, including shelter and basic necessities for children and their families in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Action Against Hunger
247 West 37th Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10018
212-967-7800
www.aah-usa.org...

American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
800-889-7146
www.ajws.org...

ADRA International
9-11 Fund
12501 Old Columbus Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
800-424-2372
www.adra.org...

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC Crisis Fund)
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-241-7000
www.afsc.org...

Catholic Relief Services
PO Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
800-736-3467
www.catholicrelief.org...

Direct Relief International
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
805-964-4767
www.directrelief.org...

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
PO Box 2247
New York, NY 10116-2247
888-392-0392
www.doctorswithoutborders.org...

1919 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 300
Santa Monica CA 90404
800-481-4462
www.imcworldwide.org...

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19
Switzerland
41-22-730-4222
www.ifrc.org...

International Orthodox Christian Charities
Middle East Crisis Response
PO Box 630225
Baltimore, MD 21263-0225
877-803-4622
www.iocc.org...

Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore MD 21298-9832
800-597-5972
www.lwr.org...

MAP International
2200 Glynco Parkway
PO Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 3121-5000
800-225-8550
www.map.org...

Mercy Corps
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208
800-852-2100
www.mercycorps.org...

Northwest Medical Teams
PO Box 10
Portland, OR 97207-0010
503-624-1000
www.nwmedicalteams.org...

Operation USA
8320 Melrose Avenue, Ste. 200
Los Angles, CA 90069
800-678-7255
www.opusa.org...

Relief International
11965 Venice Blvd. 405
Los Angeles, CA 90066
800-572-3332
www.ri.org...

Save the Children
Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
800-728-3843
www.savethechildren.org


US Fund for UNICEF
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
800-FOR-KIDS
www.unicefusa.or...

World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133
800-755-5022
www.worldconcern.org...

World Relief
7 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
443-451-1900
www.wr.org...

World Vision
PO Box 70288
Tacoma, Washington 98481-0288
888-56-CHILD
www.worldvision.org...

Related News Links:
ap.tbo.com
www.disastercenter.com
www.disasterrelief.org
www3.baylor.edu




posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 04:32 PM
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thank you for posting this, I hope as many who responded to the original thread will respond to this one, hopefully after they have lightened their pockets, even if it is just a dollar, any bit will appreciated.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:30 PM
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TA

Thanks for this list. Most definitely we should all give to this effort. The more we give WISELY, the less the UN has to steal from these people who have already been devastated. Did you see that Sumatra had been greatly affected as well?...as if they didn't already have enough to worry about.

With my incessant need to know I have checked into the charities listed. This is what I have found. If anyone can find financials on the charities I have listed as "not being able to find any financial information", please respond.

I have already used this list to contribute to this disaster...and I feel good about my donation.
Thanks for giving us a list to choose from.

DONATE WISELY!!!!

MAP International
99% spent on programs

Direct Relief International
98% spent on programs

International Orthodox Christian Charities
92% spent on programs

ADRA International
90-92% spent on programs

Save the children USA
90% spent on programs

Save the children
90% spent on programs

Mercy Corps
90% spent on programs

World Relief
90% spent on programs

World Concern
87% spent on programs

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
86% spent on programs

Catholic Relief Services
83% spent on programs

American Friends Service Committe (AFSC Crisis Fund)
79% spent on programs

International Medical Corps
75% spent on programs

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
47% spent on programs

Northwest Medical Teams
43% spent on programs

Action Again Hunger
gives no financial report since 2002

Relief International
gives no financial report since 2002

American Jewish World Service
I find no information on financials whatsoever.

Lutheran World Relief
I find no information on financials whatsoever.

Operation USA
I find no information (that hasn't been cooked) on financials whatsoever.

US Fund for UNICEF
I find no information on financials whatsoever.

World Vision
Couldn't get website to load.

[edit on 12-27-2004 by Valhall]



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:45 PM
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Take a few seconds.. remove what change you have from your pockets.. look at it and ask yourselves... Can I afford to give this away??...

Of course it may be more sacrifice than you can spare at the moment.

I gave... will you?


Gazz



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 08:51 PM
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Val, thanks as usual for your extra efforts to further define the links provided in the story. I am sure that your numbers will be helpful indicators of who people can support. I might also point out that many organizations as large as the Red Cross do indeed have much higher overhead, and therefore cannot spend as much directly on programs. Nonetheless, this combined thread now gives the reader some excellent information on where to go to help.



posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 10:42 PM
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I ran across this blog site that was "set up as a central source for information regarding donations to international humanitarian aid, rescue, and relief organizations, and as a source for news and information about the December 26 South Asian Tsunami Disaster."
The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami



seekerof



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:28 AM
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Nice work Valhall, thanks for going above and beyond. I now know who I should contribute to. Everybody else, you've got to do this! Come on, these people need help!

This one looks good:

MAP International
2200 Glynco Parkway
PO Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 3121-5000
800-225-8550
www.map.org...



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:42 AM
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Yep, that's the one I donated to as well. I like that you can designate how your donation will be used and include a comment.


I think I'll probably donate a little every paycheck for a while...it's not like these people's needs are going away any time soon. This is a long-term "fixer-upper" project...unfortunately.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:06 AM
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Don't know if you people have a large Asian community in your area or not, but many groups are organizing local efforts, collecting other items, other than cash to send to the region. Check with local temples, mosques and ethnic stores, they all have information on local efforts.

But imo, money will help immediately, the other stuff can wait.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 12:57 PM
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i'm bumping this back up because apparently some people have missed it.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 12:25 AM
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I have no idea who to donate to, it would be so much easier if there was a dedicated fund that took all the money in.

Oh, and remember not to use PayPal because they take 3-7% of your transaction.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 06:57 PM
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25 bucks to MAP, from Spacedoubt.
I'm following Vals idea, most effecient charity. Multiple donations, over a period of time.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 08:04 PM
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Together with my husband we decided to do not celebrate New Year on large scale - this money (100Euro) we going to donate to MAP...



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 11:38 PM
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To those not sure if they are going to donate--it feels so good to spend your money on something that helps others more than yourself! It's really a powerful feeling you get when you donate and who knows---save a life!

As others have said...look in your wallet and pull out a dollar or two. Imagine what you would normally spend this on. Let's say...oh I don't know, a Big Mac? Can you afford to belay eating a burger and save somebody's life?



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 07:42 AM
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My boys gave 22 dollars of their own money without me even asking them or mentioning anything about donating for this cause. My younger son keeps asking me if any of the people he sees on tv are related to us, because honestly many can pass as members of my family


btw I gave to Save the Children, it's a charity I have supported over the years and they have a section where you can contribute directly to the tsunami aid.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 01:33 PM
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I heard about AmeriCares on NPR radio the other day. What impressed me is that for every $100 USD donated, enables AmeriCares to deliver more than $3,000 in emergency relief, including medicines, medical supplies, clothing, footwear, blankets and nutritional supplements.

They are a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs, as well as supporting long-term humanitarian assistance programs, for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.

FAQ page: www.americares.org...

I'm not pushing them on you guys...but I do salute their mission. They are in Sri Lanka right now delivering 30,000 pounds of medical relief to aid the millions of people affected by Sundays earthquake and tsunamis.



posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 04:02 AM
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.
Thanks Valhall,

That was exactly my question.


Now i just have to pry something loose from my tightwad little hand.
(don't look I may cry)
.



posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 01:05 PM
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i'm heading to SE asia in march and am interested in getting directly involved with the relief work going on there. does anyone know how to go about doing something like that, or who to contact?

-raven



posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 02:34 AM
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i really want to know how one can volunteer for such an effort. im sure two extra hands is as good as any donation of money. any one know for sure or how? very interested here. dfh out.





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