Asia Tsunami Disaster Relief
How to Help From Afar
From the National
Here are some of the organizations accepting donations to help
victims of the tsunami that devastated South Asia. Most
groups recommend cash donations, rather than supplies.
Donations also can be
sent to the International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243,
Washington, D.C. 20013. For more information about
donating, call 800-435-7669.
For information about
friends or relatives who might have been victims, call
the U.S. State Department at 888-407-4747, Office of
Overseas Citizens Affairs. Callers can expect
frequent busy signals in the days after a disaster.
nonprofit organization is accepting donations of cash,
nonperishable food, clothing, and toys for victims in
Sri Lanka. Donations should be dropped off at or
mailed to Asia Relief, 19409 Olive Tree Way,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
Contact Rizwan Mowlana
at 301-672-9355 for more information.
for India's Development Inc.
nonprofit organization is accepting cash donations to
help relief work in India.
can be made on the Web at www.aidindia.org or
mailed to AID Zone 3, P.O. Box 4801, Mountain View, CA
94040-0801, with checks made payable to AID.
Contact Priya Ranjan
at 301-422-4441 for more information.
nonprofit group has been set up to help victims in Sri
Donors can call
703-934-6922 or mail checks made payable to Tsunami
Relief Inc. to 9302 Lee Hwy., Fifth Floor, Fairfax, VA
Donations can be
made online at www.bnaibrith.org
or mailed to B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund, 2020 K
St. N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Asia Relief Fund
Donations can be sent
c/o The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101
Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852. In the memo
line of your check, write: SDG05DRT.
More information about donations to humanitarian organizations
can be found on the U.S. Agency for International Development's
Web site, www.usaid.gov.
Donors can call the Center for International Disaster
Information at 703-276-1914.