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December 28, 2004
Tsunami Disaster: How to Help
Families of September 11 is greatly saddened by the news of the tsunami-generating earthquake off the northwest coast of Sumatra this past weekend. For those with missing family members in the region, the State Department has set up a toll-free number: 888-407-4747.
According to USAID, an independent federal government agency, the most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations.
If you would like to make a donation, here are some international aid organizations to consider:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
P.O. Box 1856
Merrifield, Va. 22116-8056
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 300
Santa Monica, Calif. 90404
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016