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Tsunami Disaster - Donations

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posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 08:32 AM
As a result of this tragic event, I have lost a very dear friend
The past week have been very painful. But I could only imagine the pain and suffering of the families that have been torn apart, children who lost their parents, and parents who lost their children.

In a desperate effort to help out, my family have dished out almost $1000 in donations. It might not be much for some, might be alot for others, but for this family its all we can manage right now.
I would now like to plead...beg all the users of ATS to be generous, and take some money out of your saving, or set aside some of your wage and help these poor people rebuild their lives.

I will include some links of donation sites:

Action Against Hunger -
American Red Cross (via Amazon) -
American Jewish World Service -
BAPS Care International -
Direct Relief International -
Habitat for Humanity International -
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent -
Islamic Relief Worldwide -
Karuna Trust -
Network for Good -
Oxfam International (US page) -
Sarvodaya -
Save the Children -
UNICEF (US page) -
World Food Programme (UN) -
World Vision -

Please be generous! If you cannot donate, please at least say a prayer here, for the people of these poor countries.


[edit on 8-1-2005 by chensta]

posted on Jan, 8 2005 @ 08:41 AM

Very sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you.

The list of charities is a good one. Well recognised charities are the best to go with (CARE, Red Cross/Crescent, etc). Money is the preferred option at the moment, I know a lot of people are contributing food, clothes and the such, but money is better as it can be utilised in the most appropriate fashion, and anything that is bulky has to be freighted, which in itself costs money. It is better to allow the various aid organisations to use the money to source aid locally if possible, and it can be forwarded from there.

Thanks to everyone who is contributing, it is greatly appreciated in the affected regions.


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