Massive Disaster in Asia

The enormity of the death and devastation in the countries around the Indian Ocean is almost too much to comprehend. 40,000 dead, millions homeless. It can lead to burying your head in the sand and hoping someone else will help.

As usual, The Command Post has all the information you could possibly want about the disaster, including a comprehensive list of ways to help. There is also a blog set up by local residents to help keep track of the information, called the South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog.

Here is a list of agencies from one of our local TV stations.

Agencies Helping Victims
The following aid agencies are accepting contributions for assistance that they or their affiliates will provide for those affected by the earthquake and tidal waves in Asia.

Action Against Hunger
247 West 37th Street, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10018

American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

ADRA International
9-11 Fund
12501 Old Columbus Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC Crisis Fund)
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA

Catholic Relief Services
PO Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090

Direct Relief International
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
PO Box 2247
New York, NY 10116-2247

International Medical Corps
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 300
Santa Monica CA 90404

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19

International Orthodox Christian Charities
Middle East Crisis Response
PO Box 630225
Baltimore, MD 21263-0225

Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore MD 21298-9832

MAP International
2200 Glynco Parkway
PO Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 3121-5000

Mercy Corps
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208

Northwest Medical Teams
PO Box 10
Portland, OR 97207-0010

Operation USA
8320 Melrose Avenue, Ste. 200
Los Angles, CA 90069

Relief International
11965 Venice Blvd. #405
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Save the Children
Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880

US Fund for UNICEF
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133

World Relief
7 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

World Vision
PO Box 70288
Tacoma, Washington 98481-0288

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4 Responses to Massive Disaster in Asia

  1. no wise cracking title about the tsunami.

    photo credit: Herald Sun/AU i haven’t said much about the tsunami that happened yesterday… i am floored and cannot comprehend the amount of devastation that these countries are experiencing. 25,000…

  2. brndln says:

    (i just wanted to say, i appreciate when you post things like this because i tend to get lost in my own little universe, forget to listen to/read the news and then go “HUH??!?!” when i surf onto a blog such as your fine blog and find out that something really, really awful has happened in the world–actually, it may be better this way, because mainstream media outlets tend not to give addresses of charities and alert others on how to get involved and help. i dig that, Solly. i’m glad you posted this.)

  3. BKO says:


    (Click image for larger popup) If you’ve ready any news at all this morning, you’ve watched the estimated death toll from the South Asia quake/tsunami disaster climb to 75,000 or more, with more than a few predicting that the…

  4. Still speechless

    Replace the words “the Alameda” with “the Pike” or “Storrow Drive” and Siona has perfectly summed up my inability to…

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