Monday, December 27, 2004

How You Can Help The Victims of Asia Earthquake and Tsunamis

The following organizations have the proven expertise to mitigate the damage from this disaster in both the near and long term. All have a long-term presence in the region, and currently have emergency teams on the ground to provide needed relief assistance to victims:

Save the ChildrenAsia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
(800) 728-3843

Mercy Corps
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208
(800) 852-2100

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
PO Box 2247
New York, NY 10116-2247
(888) 392-0392

Oxfam America
Attn: Donor Services Dept.: Asian Earthquake Fund
26 West Street
Boston, MA 02111-1206
(800) 77-OXFAM

The Asia Foundation
465 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104-1832
(415) 743-3336

Helping the Victims of the South Asia Earthquake and Tsunamis

According to the Wall Street Journal a multibillion-dollar disaster-recovery package is going to be needed for the countries worst affected by a tsunami that hit southern Asia from India to Thailand, killing thousands of people. While the World Bank, United Nations, and others will provide aid, Americans looking to make a charitable donation to help should contact the American Red Cross International Response Fund or the Asia Foundation. If we identify other names we will post them here.