Sunday, October 09, 2005

MercyCorps & AmeriCares collecting aid

MercyCorps (about) is raising funds for Earthquake relief.

Americares (about) is also raising money and coordinating with local groups to send supplies of medicine to send from Amsterdam. They haven't yet specified an Earthquake-specific fund on their donation page, but you could specify that that's what you want your donation used for in the comments.

MercyCorps reports 92% use-of-funds efficiency, and AmeriCares has received the highest 4-star rating from Charity navigator. MercyCorps six-months-out post-Tsunami progress report is here. AmeriCares press release about its Tsunami fund is here.
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Please, help me. I'm Mr Giancarlo from Italy and looking for some news about my friends in Srinagar: they are the SHAGOO Family, owner of the house boat Zulekha, located on the Jelum river, near Zero Bridge. I don't have any news from them, phones lines are not working and I'm very worried. If any of you has news about this family, mail to

Manzoor, Sultan, Ghulam, Shabir Shagoo

Thanks a lot.

October 09, 2005 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Kush Tandon said :

UNICEF is on board too.

October 09, 2005 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The Prime Minister's National Relief Fund(PMNRF), provides immediate relief to people in distress. The Fund depends entirely on voluntary donations received from the public.

Checks/Money Orders should be drawn in favor of "Prime Minister's National Relief Fund" can be sent to any one of the following addresses:

Prime Minister's Office,
New Delhi 110011.


Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
Embassy of India
Attn: Head of Chancery
2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008


October 10, 2005 4:07 AM