Information on lost people, request for contributions, relief requirements, volunteer request, or just about anything that's related to the Tsunami disaster.
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Please send relief material to the address given below. We are in desperate need of the following medicines for Nagapattinam & Cuddalore. Vans are leaving very soon.
Words can not described how we feel about India's tragedy.
After the World Trade Center we built www.disasterid.com. The function of the program was to provide a platform for rescue workers to house data regarding found persons / items and for the general public to search said data regarding missing persons.
We put it together with Interpol http://www.interpol.int/Public/DisasterVictim/Default.asp missing persons data points and with some review from DMORT http://www.dmort.org/. We designed the backend database structure with a scaleable 'on the fly' category creation tool; so as different identifying categories are realized, administrators can create categories and sub-categories easily.
We built it out of frustration from 9/11 as a voluntary effort and attempted to give it away. We were not able to get any wide-scale adoption to it during the Trade Center tragedy and the program has just been sitting around since.
We would like to offer the program to India to help in the recovery efforts, but do not know how to proceed. There is no problem in redoing the front page graphics to make it a site not referring to the US images and the like.
If you have any connections on who to get and give the program to, that would fine by us.
Can you tell me if you have located Rita Krishnayia, her husband and her teenage daughter Depa? If you hear anything please let us know. We are her friends and co-workers.
Senior Care Consultants, Inc.
1413 E. I-30
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I have been anxious to know about my family members
Two truck loads of materials (bedsheets, clothes, provisions, vessels,
PUNE, India update: Doctors & Volunteers for Tsunami Relief
Asish, my friend from Pune, sent me this information he saw on Tsunami Help blog:
1. The S.M.Joshi memorial foundation's Arogya Sena is planning to send a team of medical experts and volunteers to Tamil Nadu and other affected places to assist in the relief operations. Those wishing to join the effort may contact Dr Abhijit Vaidya on Pune mobile no.98505 88008 (prefix 0 while dialling from outside Pune).
2. Rotary club of Pune Riverside is sending a team of Rorarians with relief material for Tamil Nadu, Andamans, Andhra and Kerala. The team is leaving Pune on 1st Jan.2005. Relief material like packaged food, vessels, biscuits and blankets can be handed over to them. For details contact, Rohit Jerajani on Pune Ph.26134686.
3. On behalf of Women's Collective based in Chennai, NGO Maitri is accepting the following: Rice (in sealed bags of 1 kg.), bed sheets and funds. A collection centre is being opened at Padale Palace, off Karve Road, Pune (Ph.25446511).
For any details regarding material to be sent to local Red Cross office at M.G.Road,Pune OR contributions to be made, please call me at Pune cell no.98220 04752 or write in at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Source Tsunami Help blog. Thanks Asish.)
Two truck loads of materials (bedsheets, clothes, provisions, vessels, stoves etc.) which were collected by us (including some materials given by people through this blog) could not be distributed today because of fresh Tsunami warnings. The materials has now been kept in a safe place to be distributed on Saturday. More than 15 independent organisations carrying relief materials towards the affected areas were sent back. People along the coast were getting evacuated. It was a familiar sight, but only this time, they were more cautious.
The Met department sounded off a warning on a possible Tsunami attack on
The devastation by the tsunami in Tamil Nadu, could it be a
caveat from Up There about the atrocities being visited on the Kanchi
Acharya? About adharma gaining ground?
There are mysterious forces out there that are not fully understood by our
oh-so-rational selves. I am reminded of the strange signs and omens that
historians recorded before calamities: for instance the rain of frogs in
Vietnam preceding the cataclysmic war. Or the odd celestial signs that
preceded the death of Julius Caesar.
It is said that the very elements can be affected by the mystical powers
of sages who have acquired superhuman powers through meditation and
sadhana. I think we should all tread carefully, for now we are treading on
things we do not know. href="http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/dec/27rajeev.htm">Link on
Please pass this information cause it can be very important for
'Just made sure nobody saw my tears' An article of heroic, relentless & selfless service by a doctor of high esteem. I am sure there are more like this doctor. Some may come to light. Many will remain unsung heroes. Our salutations to every one of them. Translate This Post:
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today morning when I rushed to give the blankets and other clothes that my company trust had been collecting, I was directed to Marina beach. They were standing near AIR to distribute them to people of that locality. But I have been witnessing for past couple of days - a lot of relief materials had been given to people in these areas. By being in the heart of city, and very easily accessible, relief has been pouring in easily. Its not just my company, many more voluntary help centres been helping them, apart from Santhome church providing all shelter. While the intentions are all good, I was baffled that the materials did not reach to any other area that might need more.
On the other hand, we are also witnessing the dirty political stunts between DMK and ruling ADMK in this. Am interested in giving baby clothes that should help babies upto 6 months. I prefer them reaching the Andaman or any other neglected backward coastal region. What do I do? I can get them ready tomm. (I do not have contact number right now) -- GuruprasadTranslate This Post:
Appeal From ESG India, Bangalore:
Appeal to assist victims of tsunamis in South India and Sri Lanka:
In response to the tsunamis that swept through the eastern coast of India, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere in South East Asia, and the devastation caused by them, Environment Support Group (ESG), Community Health Cell, India Together, Association for India's Development (Bangalore Chapter) and Servelots are putting together a handy list of ways in which concerned citizens and organisations can contribute in cash and kind.
In addition to suggestions for contributions, ESG is also collecting contact information for government and non-government institutions who are directly involved in relief operations. All this information will be present and continually updated online at Tsunami Relief information: http://www.indiatogether.org/relief/tsunami. Please send any critical information you would like to be listed on this website to editors[at]indiatogether[dot]org to help keep this page current and readily supportive of emergency and relief operations.
We encourage citizens to liberally contribute to the relief of the affected
communities. A list of items immediately required is enclosed. Material
can be dropped off at the ESG office (address given below) or at Servelots,
3354, "Pankaja", KR Road, Bangalore, 560070
email@example.com - +91-80-2676-2963. Please call before you come to the office to drop off your contributions. More drop off points will be identified in coming days.
In addition to contributions in kind, ESG will also accept monetary contributions by cheque/DD in favour of 'Environment Support Group' payable at Bangalore. Please clearly mark the back of the cheque with words "Tsunami Relief Fund". Receipts will be issued.
We encourage citizens to come forward to join this effort and to assist people in devastated areas in their time of need. It is extremely critical that we coordinate efforts of organisations and networks from the Bangalore region in collecting relief material and reaching the same to affected areas. In this regard, it would be helpful if we could meet tomorrow (Tuesday 28 December 2004) at St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science, Langford Road, Bangalore at 4.30 pm. Please encourage others to come.
To enable a point source dissemination effort of critical information, a daily newsletter will be sent out with updated information.
LIST OF MATERIAL TO CONTRIBUTE:
Food - dry and ready food is preferable as it takes a long time by road to reach the affected areas and food should not spoil. Biscuits, dal, rice, and grains are also needed. Grains should be ground into flour. Tea, sugar, salt, oil etc, will also be in demand. PLEASE PACK ALL FOOD WITH NEAT LABELS IN ENGLISH (Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam if additionally possible).
Clothes - all types. Especially warm clothes, blankets, durries, chaddar, etc. PLEASE GIVE CLOTHES IN AGE GROUP PACKS OF 0-1; 1-3; 3-7; 7-10; 10-15; 15-18; 18+. KINDLY LABEL THE AGE GROUPS AND WHETHER IT IS FOR GIRLS, BOYS, MEN Or WOMEN. ENSURE ALL BUTTONS ARE SEWED, NO TEARS, AND THAT CLOTHES ARE CLEAN. Sarees and full blouses and lungis are particularly required.
Lamps - Functional torches with cells for the same, kandil (kerosene lamps), and candles and matches packs.
Medicines - we are trying to get a list of the medicines that are most needed, but any good doctor can help such a list to be put together. Meanwhile, friends have suggested that the following medicines will be required.
Pain Relief - Ibuprofane, Asprin, Dclofenac, Paracetamol
Infection Prevention/Antibiotics - Amoxicillin
Injuries Dressing - Cotton, Bandages etc.
Dysentry - Diaorehha - Oral Rehydration kits (ORS), Furazolidone, Metronidizole
Anti-Bacterial - Cotrimoxazole Chloroquine
Carbouys / buckets for fetching water from distance.
This is a quick list, which will be further updated soon.
Leo F. Saldanha/Environment Support Group; Dinesh/Servelots; Ashwin Mahesh/India Together; Prasanna/Community Health Cell/Association for India's Development (Bangalore Chapter); Subramanya Sastry
Environment Support Group R
S-3, Rajashree Apartments, 18/57, 1st Main Road, S. R. K. Gardens,
Jayanagar, Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore 560041. INDIA
Email: esg[at]esgindia[dot[org or esg[at]bgl[dot]vsnl[dot]net[dot]in
Got this forwarded e-mail from my colleague Manoj:
The Tsunami news has been a shock to all of us. A small group of volunteers will leave for Cuddalore in Tamilnadu to reach some relief material to the affected people personally on Wednesday, 29th December 2004.
I appeal to all of you to donate blankets, old clothes, aluminum or stainless steel vessels and kerosene stoves by tomorrow, 28th December. You can also extend this drive by sending this message to friends or officials in other companies in Bangalore and making your own collections in your neighborhood.
The time is short but this can be your effort to reach out. If your friends or contacts can arrange for a large collection of more than 10 carton boxes, please call any of these numbers for information so we can arrange for the donations to be collected at their venue though it would be a blessing if you can arrange for the material to reach the address given below.
Venki - 98867 36109 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raja - 98863 92521 email@example.com
Gokul - 98862 18112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senthil - 98454 12042 email@example.com
Amith - 98866 36539 firstname.lastname@example.org
Address to reach donations:
No. 51, 9th Main, 29th Cross,
Banashankari 2nd Stage, Near GK Kalyanamantap Landmark - Monotype Bangalore.
Contact Person - Sashi Kumar/ Uvaraj
Phone: 26713894/ 93412 12691 / 94483 71389
Please do not make appeals for cash collections. Only donations in kind will be accepted. We will not be responsible for any cash collections made.
This is my earnest request to all of you to support us in this effort and be a part of the spirit of this season of giving. What is required is much larger but if we can each bring warmth to one family, we have done something.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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