Monday, January 31, 2005

Recommended Organizations for Charitable Contributions in South and Southeast Asia

Sunday, January 30, 2005

San Francisco Fundraiser, 2/3

Thurs, Feb 3, 7PM
APA Artists 4 Tsunami Relief
Locus Arts @ Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco
All proceeds benefit tsunami relief in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

A Report on Tsunami Relief Efforts by Bhoomika Trust, Chennai

January 30, 2005

In the wake of the December 2004 Tsunami that devastated vast swathes of coastal Asia, including Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, Bhoomika Trust has been coordinating relief efforts from Chennai, linking up with civil society and governmental efforts in the worst-affected districts of Nagapattinam (Nagai), Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Karaikal (Pondicherry), and coastal villages near Chennai and Kalpakkam. Bhoomika has also been taking on the role of facilitating information exchange among diverse players in the field, including grass roots community organizations, NGOs, business houses, and the Tamil Nadu government, and has been coordinating with other organizations in providing input to policy-makers with regard to the shelter and rehabilitation needs of the affected communities...

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