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Donate to victims of Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis

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Hey guys, hopefully you'll accept this little bit of quasi-spam for a good cause.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by the massive 9.0 earthquake that caused entire coastal towns to be swept away by enormous tidal waves. Most of the hardest-hit places such as Sri Lanka and the Philippines are already very poorly equipped to deal with their everyday humanitarian problems, so the devastation caused by a natural disaster of this proportion is inestimable.

UNICEF is one of many organizations accepting donations to benefit victims of the disaster. They accept credit cards online, donations are tax-deductible and can be made from any country in the world. You can specify that your donation go specifically to victims of the disaster, or wherever your funds are needed most.

Just thought I'd recommend this good cause. I've already sent off my donation, and surely if a university drop-out with enormous debts and no job prospects can afford a modest $35 contribution, others should be able to spare a couple bucks. Every dollar counts, so let's show them what makes us a community. :)

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Links to other charities to which you can donate. Links courtesy of sticky in somethingawful's GBS:

Thai Red Cross (thus eliminating the middle-man, apparently)
http://www.redcross.or.th/english/home/index.php4

British Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org.uk/homepage.asp

American Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation-form.asp

Oxfam
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_can_do ... ke1204.htm

Dutch Red Cross
http://www.rodekruis.nl/nieuws/nieuws_index.phtml

German Red Cross
http://www.rotkreuz.de/

French Red Cross
http://www.croix-rouge.fr/index/partner_aquake.html

Note: Anyone thinking of starting a food or clothing drive for people in the affected regions should think again. This is about the worst thing you can do in a disaster. It costs more for international relief agencies to ship your old cans of creamed corn overseas than it would to buy them in-country.

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$50 on it's way to a good cause.
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Post by Magnotta »

Well for me, school starts again next monday, and my school seems to take donations every single time there is an incident such as this, so I'll be making sure to have my money ready come monday to help those over there. Such a sad thing.
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Post by starfoxtj »

Are you guys sure this is legit?
I would rather just goto a local official donation center or contact the county directly.
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Post by battye »

I'm pretty sure UNICEF.org is legit, but I too feel more comfortable contacting a donation centre directly
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Post by Kanuck »

That page is linked to directly from UNICEF.org, which itself was linked from a CNN.com article listing charities that need support.

100% legitimate, no worries.
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Post by smithy_dll »

the un site (un.org) links to unicef.org in several places (such as this page http://www.un.org/News/ossg/hilites.htm)

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Post by FFIndonesia »

Guys, more than 60.000 died.
More than 40.000+ is in Indonesia (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatra).

The banda Aceh, the capital of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam is like a dead city. No electricity, no clean water, no food, no oil (gasoline), water and bodies are everywhere, in the road, on the tree. They haven't been buried.

Then, Meulaboh (the capital of West Ache District) too. The only wa to distibute the logistic is from the air. The bridge that connection the city had broken....

Tragic.... I looked the situation from the local TV (Metro TV). The condition is so tragic..... The Indonesian are crying now... One source says that the earthquake and tsuname in Aceh is bumber two the most destruct... The first was in Greece, 2000 years ago.
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Post by onigumo »

This should be a sticky. As many people as possible should see this, and this topic shouldn't risk being buried.
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I gave 50€ ...

I can't wait anymore, I wanna do something :o !
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Post by Jon Reid »

Terrible disaster, I only hope our small contributions can add up to something that can help, thanks for the link Kanuck, I've put £25 in the pot.
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£25 here as well - thanks for the link, hope it helps
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Post by joebanana »

You can donate to the Red Cross as well. Let's help these people !
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French Red Cross if there's some in here ;)

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Post by KennyT0711 »

I think it is awesome that you started this thread kanuck. It is the giving season, and far too often we have a hard time looking past our own back yards to people with real need. I will try to give what I can and the families, and friends of all of those people in that region remain in my prayers.
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