2005/01/03

Tsunami relief - where one can contribute

DONATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE TSUNAMI DISASTER MAY BE GIVEN TO

AFSC is mounting a full-scale response to the disaster. Grants from the AFSC Crisis Fund are being wired immediately to the Society for Health, Education and Environment for Peace (SHEEP) a local Indonesian organization and to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for relief work that has already begun in Indonesia with staff on the ground.

A delegation of medical personnel sponsored by AFSC & the Society for Health, Education & Environment for Peace (SHEEP) is traveling to Indonesia's remote Aceh Province. This group of Indonesian medical professionals will be relieving a team that left for the region on the 27th.

An AFSC assessment team, in partnership with MCC, is preparing to leave for Indonesia where work will build on AFSC's more than 30 years of experience in that country.

Go to AFSC.ORG for more information. You can give online using a credit card. You can give by phone also using a credit card; call toll-free:1-888-588-2372. And, you can give by mail by sending a contribution to: AFSC Development , 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

[To give Material Donations and find Volunteer Opportunities contact: Center for International Disaster Information Website: www.cidi.org. Hotline number: 703-276-1914.]

Oxfam's Asia Earthquake Fund today.
https://secure.ga3.org/02/asia_earthquake04/nJ71MMGE1hXq-

-- American Jewish World Service
45 W. 36th St., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(800) 889-7146
www.ajws.org

-- Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
(800) 736-3467
www.catholicrelief.org

-- Doctors Without Borders/ Medecins Sans Frontieres
P.O. Box 2247
New York, NY 10116-2247
(888) 392-0392
www.doctorswithoutborders.org <>

-- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
P.O. Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19
Switzerland
41-22-730-4222
www.bayarea-redcross.org <>

This overwhelming crisis of need once again shows us that we must direct our world towards life and away from the enormous waste of human energy and resources on war and national divisions."

.......Mary Day Kent, WILPF, Executive Director

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