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.