These are several avenues through which Singaporeans can lend a helping hand to the tsunami victims. The help can be in the form of monetary donations, clothes, blankets, food (ready to eat packs, wheat flour, pulses, rice, tin food etc) and especially medical supplies.
See 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Relief: How we can help from Singapore by Siva which is being updated continually and includes:
1. Mercy relief. Straitstimes Interactive point to “mercyrelief.org” which has offered several ways of donating via cheques, Direct ATM transfer, internet banking and the easiest of which is via the 1900 tele donation number.
1900 – 911 1150 for $50 donation
1900 – 911 1110 for $10 donation
2. The Singapore Red Cross (15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486,Tel nos. 6334 9152 / 6334 9153 / 6336 0269)
3. Sri Lankan Airlines (133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, #13-02, Singapore 069535. Tel : 6223-6353)
Sri Lankan embassy at Goldhill Plaza, 51 Newton Road, Singapore 308900. Email: email@example.com; Tel: 6254-4595-7. A collection site has been setup there – it is visible from the carpark or the lobbby.
4. Ananda Travel
MAIN BRANCH : CITY HOUSE
36 Robinson Road #01-01 Singapore 068877
Weekdays: 10am to 7pm
Weekends: 10am to 6pm
Tel: 6372 3555
5. Singapore Sinhala Association
Tel: 63910031, 62932132
6. Buddhist Fellowship’s Firefly Mission, together with Tisarana Buddhist Association and Brahm Education Centre.
Tel: 6842 6422 or 6745 5007.
7. Money, clothes and blankets for Chennai by 1st January 2005.
“Singaporean couple start aid appeal for Chennai tsunami victims.” By Joanne Leow, Channel NewsAsia, 28 Dec 2004. Shoba and Srinivas Vadrevu are hoping to collect 150 kg of clothes and S$4,000 worth of donations. Mr Vadrevu will be making the trip to Chennai to deliver the donations on Sunday 2nd January 2005. To donate money, or clothes and blankets you can contact the Vadrevu family at 9638 3236, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8. NTUC Relief packages, $10 each, from 1st January onwards.
“NTUC FairPrice shoppers can buy relief packages for tsunami victims.” By Rosli Abdul Razak/Farah Abdul Rahim,Channel News Asia, 28 Dec 2004. Donation cans will also be placed at all FairPrice outlets from Thursday 30 Dec 2004.
9. Embassy of Indonesia
The Embassy of Indonesia. 7 Chatsworth Road, Singapore 249761.
Tel: 6737-7422 Contact the Secretariat, Network Indonesia on 6433-4932.
10.The Fellowship of Christian Aviation Personnel (FCAP) to Aceh
FCAP, comprising of staff members from the Singapore Airlines Group, is conducting a drive to gather emergency supplies in aid of the displaced families and individuals in the Aceh province. Contact Tan Ai Ling at 6287-8380 or 9693-6560 to make arrangements for your collection to be brought to the collection point.
11. NUS Medical Society launches Project ReliefAsia, 29 Dec 2004.
[Source: Lim Yong Chin, Vice-President, NUS Medical Society]
Students and staff in NUS can drop off relief supplies that you would like to donate outside the Medical Society Room, next to the Medical Library (Block MD6). Until 15th January 2005.