Monday, January 03, 2005

Appeal From Indonesia-Based Group

Crossposted at Tsunami Help, link to donate from U.S. on sidebar.

2nd Donation Appeal for Indonesian Tsunami Victims

Civil Society Coalition for Quake and Tsunami victims

Dear friends,

This is our second donations appeal to inform you that YOUR HELP IS STILL DESPERATELY NEEDED!

We have so far selected, equipped, and dispatched 59 volunteers to Banda Aceh and Medan crisis centers within 2 days (30-31 Dec 2004). They comprised of people with knowledge of medical, Search and Rescue, and survival techniques. Selection process was focused on choosing those with skills and the physical ability to reach remote areas. Some have reached subdistricts in Banda Aceh to distribute logistics and aid while teams of activists and volunteers from Medan, North Sumatera have finally reached Meulaboh, on the devastated western coast and Bakongan. The UN expected that the death toll will rise to 100,000 people with survivors not receiving aid and medical help in time.


We have organised for donations pools in Europe and US with the generous help of Friends of the Earth Europe and Global Greengrants Fund to reduce the large deductions from transfer fees to individual donations. If you are residents of either areas, and would like to send your financial support, please read below:


Global Greengrants Fund is a U.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and will match the first $5,000 donated to this special relief effort. 100% of Tsunami Fund donations will be sent to these relief efforts. Greengrants' U.S. tax ID number is: 84-1612422

For information on how to donate by credit cards on-line, wire transfer, checks, stock and more, please go to :

*For Sumatera relief, please note that the donation is on behalf of "WALHI" on your on-line-format or wire transfer because GGF is organising for Tsunami relief in other areas.

For further information, please contact: Chet Tchozewski chet AT greengrants D-O-T org


Since bank-transfers to Indonesia are very expensive, FoE Europe is offering a cheap way for those who live in EURO-countries. You can transfer your money to the FoEE account and we will transfer the money on block to WALHI (FoE Indonesia). (Transfers within the Euro zone are for free.) FoEE guarantees that all donations are transferred to FoE Indonesia without reductions. Please mention TSUNAMI on your transfer.

Four you donations please use the following account:
Friends of the Earth Europe (Belgium)
IBAN: BE02 4279 1524 2140
Please mark the transfer with "TSUNAMI"!

Additional information (normally not needed for Euro-transfers):
KBC Bank, Place Stephanie 10, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Account number: 427-9152421-40

Please use this possibility only for transfers within the Euro Zone. If you want to receive confirmation that your donation has arrived, please send an e-mail to martin.rocholl AT foeeurope DOT org with your name and the amount donated. Please also note that FoE Europe cannot give receipts, which would allow you to deduct taxes (for this you have to find an aid-organisation in your country).

All the funds collected in the United States, Europe, and other international donations is transfered to our account below:

Name on Account : Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia
Account No. : 3-000026-173
Name of Bank : Citibank
Branch : Menara Citibank
Address : Jln. Metro Pondok Indah Kavling II/BA, No. 1, Jakarta, INDONESIA
Swift Code : CITI IDJX
Routing Code : DDA 10995291

For further information, please contact Ovi or Estee at:

The Indonesian Civil Society Coalition for the Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami
Crisis Center
Jl. Tegal Parang Utara No.14
Jakarta Selatan 12790

HOTLINE : +62-21-794 1672

Daily updates available at:

Fax: +62-794 16 73

Ovi's mobile : +62-(0)815-976-7273 or e-mail: ovi AT walhi DOT or DOT id
Estee's mobile : +62-(0)811-89 53 29 or e-mail: estee AT walhi DOT or DOT id

For more information, please contact:

Helvi Lystiani
International Outreach (National Office)
Email Helvi Lystiani
Work phone: +62-(0)21-791 93 363
Fax: +62-(0)21-794 1673