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WAYS TO HELP THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Please consider making a donation to one of the
following humanitarian organizations. Thank You!

Brother's Brother Foundation:
1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233, 412-321-3160

www.brothersbrother.org

Brother's Brother Foundation is helping survivors of the tsunami in South Asia. BBF plans to assist in India & Sri Lanka and is offering to provide medications, including pediatric and adult antibiotics and anti malaria drugs, immediately. BBF is requesting financial support to send these emergency medications as quickly as possible.

BBF, a 47-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $1.4 billion of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 120 countries.

Forbes Magazine, the national business periodical, listed Brother's Brother Foundation as the only charity to receive 100% and/or higher rating in all three categories in special issue, 2005 Investment Guide Charity on newsstands, Monday, December 13, 2004.

The issue lists 200 charities, rating them on how efficiently they collect and distribute donations. Brother's Brother Foundation received 100% rating or higher in all three evaluating categories. The categories included charitable commitment, donor dependency and fundraising efficiency. Read the Article in Forbes Magazine

Doctors Without Borders:
P.O. Box 1856, Merrifield, VA 22116-8056, 888-392-0392

www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Providing Medical Relief Worldwide:  Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.

Sunday, January 2, 2005 – In addition to its mobile medical teams in Banda Aceh, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday also brought a mobile clinic to the remote costal town of Lhok Timon. The team was dropped by helicopter, with materials for medical consultations as well as 120 kilos of rice for the 1,500 people in the town.

World Vision:
P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 95063-9716, 888-511-6548

www.worldvision.org

Who We Are:  World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.

World Vision Sets $50 Million Goal for Asia Disaster:  Humanitarian leader will travel to region on Monday; relief supplies being airlifted

December 31, 2004 – LOS ANGELES – World Vision, the Christian humanitarian organization, has set a $50 million goal to help the victims of the Asia disaster, the largest single commitment in the organization's 54-year history."This is the greatest human emergency of our time," says World Vision International President Dean R. Hirsch, who will leave Monday, January 3, to survey damage and direct World Vision's short- and long-term responses.

Surviving the Tsunami in Thailand
By Ian Colledge for CNN, Monday, January 3, 2005
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/30/kosurin.eyewitness/index.html

I found this fascinating survivor's story on the CNN web site. Told in the first person, this young man's journal entries are captivating! He is British, but lives in Prague. Like so many others, he was vacationing in Thailand with friends when the tsunami struck.

BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Briton Ian Colledge, 29, is a keen diver who has traveled widely in southeast Asia. He was on a diving trip to Thailand with his Czech girlfriend, Petra Vesela, when the tsunami struck the island of Surin Neua. Since then he has been keeping a Web log for CNN.com. He lives in Prague and is writing his first novel. Read his story!

Feeling the Sadness and Helping the Survivors

January 3, 2005

The entire planet is in mourning for the victims of the Tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. I'm sure that many of you want to find a way to help, but it's difficult to figure out which agency to send your donation to, when there are so many worthwhile organizations. I hope the information I provided will help you to decide. All of the charities listed above are helping tsunami victims throughout Southeast Asia. Thank you for caring.

Sincerely,

Deena N. Alansky,Web & Graphic Designer
Social Media Marketer, Photographer & Photo Editor.
www.deenavision.com  ·  deena@deenasportfolio.com

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