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Donations – 26 Dec 2004 Tsunami Relief

Donations

I’ve had a lot of emails from people asking where to donate, so I have consolidated all the information I have at present onto this page.

Please note that I have not personally verified the reliability or authenticity of any of these charitable organizations, nor have I checked how much money donated to them actually go to those in need.

Specifically about charitable organizations in south Asia – there are no governing bodies that I am aware of to verify that they are actually charitable organizations. I do not know if they are legitimate, nor do I know where the money they receives go to. Corruption is a huge problem in many areas in south Asia, and Sri Lanka is no exception to that rule. I do not endorse any charitable organization in any way.

Please only donate to a charitable organization that you trust and are comfortable with.

Please email me to add links to other agencies, and tips on what can be done to help.

Charitable Organizations in the USA

If you have an Amazon account, you can easily donate to the Red Cross here.

Bold grades next to some charities reflect the American Institue of Philanthropy’s rating for that charity. All that means is that those charities meet the institute’s requirements: at least 60% of their budget goes to program services, and charities should spend no more than $35 to raise $100. This doesn’t mean that the other charities are crooked, but be aware that there are people who will take advantage of this disaster to steal your money. Give to an established charity with a proven track record.

Action Against Hunger
247 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
212-967-7800
www.actionagainsthunger.org

ADRA International
Asia Quake Fund
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
800-424-ADRA (2372)
www.adra.org

Air Serv International EP
6583 Merchant Place, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20187
www.airserv.org

American Friends Service Committee (A-)
1-888-588-2372
www.afsc.org

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
DC-South Asia Tsunami Relief
P.O. Box 321
847A Second Ave.
New York, New York 10017
212-885-0832
www.jdc.org

American Jewish World Service (A)
45 W. 36th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
212-736-2597
www.ajws.org

AmeriCares (A)
88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902
800-486-4357
www.americares.org

American Red Cross (A+)
International Response
2025 E St. NW
Washington, D.C. 2006
(202) 303-5279
www.redcross.org

Association for India’s Development

Baptist World Aid
Asia Tidal Waves
405 North Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703 790 8980
www.bwanet.org/bwaid

Bnai Brith International
Bnai Brith Disaster Relief Fund
2020 K. St. NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
212-490-3290
www.bnaibrith.org

Brothers Brother Foundation (B)
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-321-3160
www.brothersbrother.org

CARE (A-)
151 Ellis St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
800-521-CARE
www.care.org

Catholic Relief Services (A-)
W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 625-2220
www.catholicrelief.org

Children Incorporated (A-)
1-800-538-5381
www.children-inc.org

Christian Childrens Fund (A)
Child Alert Fund
PO Box 26484
Richmond, Virginia – 23261-6484
800-776-6767
www.ChristianChildrensFund.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
South Asia Earthquake
2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49560
800-55-CRWRC
www.crwrc.org

Church World Service (A-)
PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515
800-297-1516
www.churchworldservice.org EP

Direct Relief International (B)
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
805-964-4767
www.directrelief.org

Doctors Without Borders (A)
1-888-392-0392
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

Food for the Hungry
Asia Quake Relief
1224 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
800-2-HUNGERS
www.fh.org

International Aid
17011 W. Hickory
Spring Lake, MI 49456
800-968-7490
www.internationalaid.org

International Medical Corps
Tsunami Emergency Response
1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90404-1950
800-481-4462
www.imcworldwide.org

International Relief Teams
Asia Earthquake/Floods
3547 Camino Del Rio South, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92108
619-284-7979
www.IRTeams.org

International Rescue Committee (A)
PO Box 5058
Hagerstown, MD 21741-9874
877-REFUGEE or 733-8433
www.theIRC.org

Latter-Day Saint Charities
Humanitarian Aid
50 East North Temple Street, Room 701
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-6800
801-240-3544
www.lds.org

Lutheran World Relief (A+)
South Asia Tsunami
700 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-230-2700
www.lwr.org

MAP International (B)
P.O. Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 31521
800-225-8550
www.map.org

Mennonite Central Committee (A)
1-888-563-4676
www.mcc.org/

Mercy Corps (B+)
Southeast Asia Earthquake
Dept. W
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208-2669
800-852-2100
www.mercycorps.org

Network for Good

Operation Blessing

Operation USA
8320 Melrose Ave.¥200
Los Angeles, CA 90069
800-678-7255
www.opusa.org

Oxfam America (A-)
Asian Earthquake Fund
PO Box 1211
Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211
800-77-OXFAM
www.oxfamamerica.org

Plan USA
Asia Disaster
155 Plan Way
Warwick, RI 02886
800-556-7918
www.planusa.org

Project Concern International
Asia Tsunamis Press List
5151 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123
858-279-9690
www.projectconcern.org

Project HOPE (B+)
Asia Tsunami Response
255 Carter Hall Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
800-544-4673
www.projecthope.org

Samaritan’s Purse (B)
1-828-262-1980
www.samaritanspurse.org/home.asp

SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office)
South Asia Relief Fund
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA, 22313
800-SAL-ARMY

Save the Children USA (A-)
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
1-800-728-3843
www.savethechildren.org

Stop Hunger Now
SE Asia crisis
2501 Clark Ave, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
888-501-8440
www.stophungernow.org

US Fund for UNICEF
General Emergency Fund
333 E. 38th St.
New York, NY 10016
800-4-UNICEF
www.unicefusa.org

World Concern (B)
Asia Earthquake and Tsunami
19303 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
800-755-5022
www.worldconcern.org

World Emergency Relief
2270-D Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-930-8001
www.worldemergencyrelief.org

World Vision (B+)
P.O. Box 70288
Tacoma, WA 98481-0288
888-56-CHILD
www.worldvision.org

Charitable Organizations in Sri Lanka

Al Hidaayah Foundation
262 1/2 Galle Road, Wellawatte, Colombo 6, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94-11-2363269, 2500896, 0094-7777-11018
Email: [email protected]
Contact person: MAM Kamal

Al Islahi Social Service Dept., Sri Lanka Jamaat e Islami
77, Dematagoda Road, Colombo 9, Sri Lanka
Tel : 0094 112 687091, Fax: 0094 112 686030
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Moulavi Abdur Rahman on 0777 418345

Al Muslimaath
20, Initium Road, Dehiwela, Sri Lanka
Tel: 0094-11-2726392, 2727507, 2728436, 00944-777707775
Email: [email protected]
Contacts: Mrs. Nazli Mohamed Ali, Al-Muslimaat President Telephone +94777387451, Email: [email protected]

Amana Head Office
480, Galle Road
Colombo 03
Tel: 0094-11-2564093, 2564099, 2564091
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara Bank: Bank of America
1847 Crenshaw Blvd. A/c: 122000661-0357105557
Los Angeles, CA 90019
U.S.A
Tel: 323 -737-5084 and Fax: 323-737-7915
www.dharmavijaya.org email: [email protected]

Human Care Foundation Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited
204/1, Dematagoda Road, Colombo – 09 Nawalapitiya Branch
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 77 731 6682 / 94 77 776 4103 A/C Name: Human Care Foundation
A/C No: 189 000 5775

I-FREED U.S. BANK
(A Registered Charity in USA) 1015 West Saint Germain StreetSt.
2716 Edward Drive, St. Cloud. MN 56301 Cloud, MN 56301, U.S.A
U.S.A A/c: 104757749288
Tel: (320) 308-2189 Routing Number: 091000022

President’s Fund for Disaster Relief People’s Bank
Govt., of Sri Lanka Head Quarters Branch
http://www.presidentsl.org/data/news_frm.htm A/C number: 204100190136245
A/C name:
President’s Fund for Disaster Relief

Rotary Club of Colombo Hatton National Bank
C/o Taj Samudra Cinnamon Gardens Branch
Galleface Center Road Acct # 0760003824
Colombo 3 Routing # HBLILKLX
Sri Lanka

SPUR
Society for Peace, Unity & human Rights in Sri Lanka
Reg No. A 003 07777 M
P.O. Box 4066
Mulgrave, Victoria, VIC 3170
Australia
Call Olga (03 9572 5177)
Palitha Fernando (03 8790 2071)

Sri Lanka Jama’ath-e-Islami Hatton National Bank
Social Services Department, 149-151 Main Street Branch
77 Dematagoda Road, Colombo-10, Sri Lanka Colombo ­ 11
HOTLINE: 0094 77 741 8345 Sri Lanka
SMS: +94777418345 / +94777880471 / +94777412151
Phone : +94-112687091
Fax : +94-112686030
Email: [email protected]
ACC. NO: 1140005197 Swift Code: HBLILKLX

White Pigeon
TTN Tamil Punarvalvukalagam
Phone : +44 2082652764

Other Organizations and websites that you can get more donations and help information:

LAcNet, U.S.A http://www.lakmal.com/donation/lacnet.html

Suntel Ltd http://www.wow.lk/aftermath

HelpSL.org http://www.helpsl.org

Lankafood.com http://www.lankafood.com/disaster_relief.htm

Lankapage.com http://www.lankapage.com/

Mercy Corps http://www.mercycorps.org

Srilanka Muslim Woman Conference