Sunday, November 06, 2005

How to help Himalayan earthquake victims

Winter will be arriving soon in the earthquake-struck regions of Pakistan and India, where steep mountain terrain and the size of the disaster are making relief extremely difficult and the needs of the millions of earthquake survivors increasingly desperate.

Here are some ways you can help:

The Mountain Institute in Washington, DC, is accepting donations for tents for earthquake victims. A 12-person tent costs $145. The Mountain Institute will pass along the entire contribution directly toward the purchase of the tent. You can make a donation on line with a credit card or by check:
Send to:
The Mountain Institute
1707 L Street NW, Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20036 USA

In either case, specify that you want your donation to go to "Tents for Himalayan Earthquake Victims."

You can get more information by emailing the tent appeal.

Here are some other places you could send donations, as recommended by Grantmakers Without Borders:
Grantmakers Without Borders recommends organizations that emphasize long-term, grassroots-based rebuilding, with special attention to marginalized communities, especially women and indigenous peoples.


At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Kashif said...

Thanks for putting this up. Here is another link for making contributions for the earthquake victims.


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