View Full Version : Donating To The Tsunami Disaster Relief

01-01-2005, 08:17 PM
If you haven't done so already please consider donating to the earthquake and tsunami disaster relief. Donating is simple and you can donate through Amazon...

For UK members www.amazon.co.uk

For US members www.amazon.com

Thanks and a happy new year to you all!

01-02-2005, 12:02 AM
There is a list of organisations that you can use to donate here too http://www.google.com/tsunami_relief.html

01-02-2005, 05:16 AM
yes, I found an article on MSN's home page that gave many many different (legitimate) websites that are accepting donations.

I gave only $15 so far, to the redcross (I'm extremely short on $ right now). I also heard that the redcross is in desparate need of blood doners. Only a tiny % of those who can donate, do.

I plan to give blood tomorrow or monday locally. I don't know how much that could help, nor do I know if they're in need due to the tsunami disaster. Either way I'm sure it can and will be used.

I'll also donate more $ when I get paid again. It's not much, but if eveyone in the US alone gave just $10, they'd get over $3,000,000,000...

I'm not saying everyone in the US can afford $10, but I'm sure there are at least 3 million people here who can...

01-02-2005, 11:42 AM
That's great Alan!

01-02-2005, 12:46 PM
There's also a link to the Unicef tsunami relief fund on PayPal (https://www.paypal.com) - if you have a PayPal account, donating takes approx. 10 seconds...

01-02-2005, 03:14 PM
Great link Elissa!

01-05-2005, 01:39 PM
I think what has been warming is the sheer mobilsation of efforts and funds, GB have moved mountains and I'm really proud our usually useless PM has spent some time on something worthy but it's been great to see after an cringingly stingy start that the US gov have just gone into overdrive with this.

It's a really vital opportunity for the US to show that when the shit hits the fan it's might can be used to truly make a positive difference in the world. Really been impressed with some of the stuff going on in the good ol US of A right now not only from the government but from celebs (who can never win with giving to charity) and from the gen public.

Going to send out an email to tens of thousands of people on our mailing lists now about donating.

01-05-2005, 01:45 PM
That's great Simes :)

01-05-2005, 02:13 PM
Email just went out to 61,000 people , so hopefully we might stop some suffering for a few people.

01-05-2005, 02:34 PM
I applaud you Simes! Well done!

01-05-2005, 03:15 PM
Great work!
It's good to see a lot of help coming out of one of the worst disasters ever.
It's nearly impossible to immagine what those people are going through over there right now.
Lets keep the money coming, as that seems to be the best way for us to help right now. I think that's the fastest way to provide help, being that we are so far away.

01-07-2005, 02:56 PM
Come on please keep donating! Even if you've already donated please consider donating again.

As many people that have already been killed are expected to die again of disease.

There are more than FIVE MILLION people homeless. These people are also starving.

Your money will safe a life and be used to provide food, shelter, clean water, medical supplies, clothing etc.

Anyway, i'm sure you have seen the devastation on tv but you can get an idea of the devastation caused by watching the tv reports here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2004/asia_quake_disaster/default.stm# ( about in the middle of the page on the right hand side click on 'Watch video reports on SE Asia quake devastation '.

You can see sattelite pictures of before and after the tsunami here ( most probably haven't seen this ) http://homepage.mac.com/demark/tsunami/9.html

Also a photo * WARNING : VERY GRAPHIC * http://home.comcast.net/~acf_crux/ogrish-dot-com-tsunami_aftermath.jpg