Sunday, December 26, 2004

You must have heard that a powerful earthquake hit Southeast Asia today. Latest estimates say that 10,000 people have been killed. Countless more would have been rendered homeless, or would have had their homes rendered terribly unsafe. Most of the affected are, as it happens in the case of most disasters, the poorest segments of the societies.

Please, find it in your heart to aid relief and rehabilitation efforts. Contributions to Indian Prime Minister's Relief Fund can be sent to the nearest Consulate or directly to the PMRF accounts:
* U.S. $: A/C No. 000-03847-4 with HSBC BANK,USA, New York.( SWIFT Code :- MRMD US 33 )
* Pound Sterling: A/C No. 203253-80412368 with,BARCLAYS BANK PLC, London.( SWIFT Code :- BARCGB 22 )
* EURO: A/C No. 4112222001 with CITI BANK,Frankfurt.( SWIFT Code :- CITI DE FF )

I will post more links (such as the Red Cross and Intl Medical Corps) as they become available.

You could also get a trove of news/links here.

If you are in the habit of giving during the yuletide, nothing would be better than giving to those in need: "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." (Matt 25:41).

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