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To all of our readers in the affected areas, you are in our hearts and prayers. For all of us safe and on dry land, here is a list of phone numbers set up solely for cash donations and/or volunteers. Feel free to add you comments and ways to help.
Along with our own personal donations, ThriftyFun will donate $3 for each photo entry submitted by midnight Sunday, September 4th to the Red Cross.
Donate cash to:
America's Second Harvest
Second Harvest is working with the Red Cross to provide food for victims. You can donate on line at:
American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,
Donate Cash to and Volunteer with:
Adventist Community Services
Catholic Charities, USA
Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
Church World Service
Convoy of Hope
Lutheran Disaster Response
Mennonite Disaster Service
Nazarene Disaster Response
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief
For further information: visit the website for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at: http://www.nvoad.org/
Feel free to add your comments or ways to help in the feedback section.
The recent Tsunami from an earthquake near Sumatra has left a huge number of people in several countries without homes, medicine, food or water.
Below is a list of some of the many groups providing critically needed humanitarian aid to tsunami victims. Please consider making a generous donation to one or more of these groups. . .
The U.S. Government has pledged 30 million dollars to relief. If you divide that out among the number of American's that is only a dime per American. Even the poorest of us can afford a dollar and many of us can contribute more. Please consider making a generous donation to one or more of these groups. . .
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC Crisis Fund)
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
U.S. Red Cross
International Red Cross
Please note that some of these sites are experiencing heavy traffic, so try back if you are having trouble getting through.
Here are some more links:
Aid Organizations Accepting Relief Funds for the Tsunami Disaster
Need information on survivors?
http://www.redcross.org/article/0,1072,0_312_3876,00.html This Red Cross Web site has links for information about survivors. This site is overwhelmed with visitors so you may not get instant access.
http://www.americares.org AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs -- and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs -- for all people around the world
Action Against Hunger
http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/ Action Against Hunger delivers programs in over 40 countries, specializing in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disasters and longer-term assistance to people in distress.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
http://www.adra.org/ The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is the worldwide humanitarian ARM of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Established for the specific purposes of individual and community development and disaster relief, ADRA International fulfills this primary directive of its charter without regard to race, gender, political or religious affiliation
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
http://www.jdc.org/ In times of crisis natural disasters, war, famine JDC offers aid to repair the world and alleviate suffering wherever it exists.
Association for India's Development
https://www.aidindia.org/aidadmin/DonateToRRF.jsp Association for India's Development, Inc. (AID) is a voluntary non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, by working with grassroots organizations and movements in India.
https://donate.care.org/05/20130000/?source=170570020000 CARE works with poor communities in more than 70 countries around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty.
Christian Children's Fund
http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/ Christian Children's Fund creates an environment of hope and respect for needy children of all cultures and beliefs in which they have opportunities to achieve their full potential, and provides practical tools for positive change - to children, families and communities.
Church World Service
https://secure.churchworldservice.org/catalog/display.php?product_id=165 Founded in 1946, Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS supports sustainable self-help development, meets emergency needs, and helps address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness.
Direct Relief International
https://www.directrelief.org/sections/support_us/d_donate_now.html Our mission is to improve the health of people living in developing countries and those who are victims of natural disasters, war, and civil unrest. We work to strengthen indigenous health efforts of our international partners by providing essential material resources medicines, supplies and equipment.
Doctors Without Borders
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/ Doctors Without Borders delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.
Food for the Hungry
http://www.fh.org/ Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 and helps some of the world's most disadvantaged people in 37 countries through child development programs, agriculture and clean-water projects, health and nutrition programs, education, micro-enterprise loans and emergency relief.
http://www.gospelcom.net/ia/ International Aid is a Christian relief and development agency that responds to biblical mandates by providing and supporting solutions in healthcare.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
http://www.ifrc.org/index.asp Our mission is to improve the health of people living in developing countries and those who are victims of natural disasters, war, and civil unrest. We work to strengthen indigenous health efforts of our international partners by providing essential material resources medicines, supplies and equipment.
International Medical Corps
https://www.imcworldwide.org/index.shtml International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
International Rescue Committee
http://www.theirc.org/ At work in 25 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives.
Lutheran World Relief
http://www.lwr.org/ Lutheran World Relief works with partners in 50 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters.
MAP http://www.map.org/ MAP's three-fold mission is to provide essential medicines, prevent and eradicate disease, and promote community health development.
Mercy Corps http://www.mercycorps.org/home/ Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.
Network for Good
http://www.networkforgood.org/ Network for Good is the Internet's leading charitable resource an e-philanthropy site where individuals can donate, volunteer and get involved with the issues they care about. The organization's goal is to connect people to charities via the Internet using the virtual world to deliver real resources to nonprofits and communities.
http://www.opusa.org/ Since 1979, Operation USA has garnered a reputation for innovation, care and speed as we send relief flights and sea and land shipments throughout the world.
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/ Oxfam delivers development programs and emergency relief services, and campaigns for change in global practices and policies that keep people in poverty.
http://www.planusa.org/index.php Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.
Project Concern International
http://www.projectconcern.org/ Project Concern International provides parents and our worldwide partners with with training, support and care crucial to protecting the well-being of children and families.
Save the Children USA
http://www.savethechildren.org/ Save the Children was founded to help children and families improve their health, education and economic opportunities.
http://www.unicef.org/index.html UNICEF is part of the Global Movement for Children a broad coalition dedicated to improving the life of every child.
United Nations World Food Programme
http://www.wfp.org/ Set-up in 1963, WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.
http://www.worldconcern.org/ World Concern is a Christian humanitarian organization that provides emergency relief and community development in some of the most neglected areas of the world.