Monday, December 27, 2004

AID Appeal for Tidal-Wave Disaster Relief

Usually, mother nature provides comfortable nurturing. However, from time to time the elements seem to lose control and disaster follows often unexpected and of unimaginable magnitude. As you probably already know, starting with the worst affected state, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala have all been hit severely by a tidal wave, the so called Tsunami.

Although the full magnitude of the disaster is still being assessed, unquestionably thousands of some of the poorest of our fellow Indians have been rendered helpless. AID volunteers in India are involved in providing immediate succour. We in the Diaspora here should do everything that we can to help out. We seek financial help from you for this cause. Let us all come together to show our loved ones that, no matter where we are, we care deeply for their welfare. Please help and help generously. Contributions to AID can be made through secure on-line credit-card deductions from AID's website: where further details and updates will also be made available. Please indicate that your contribution is for the "Relief and Rehabilitation Fund". Contributions can also be sent by check made payable to "AID" mailed to:

P.O. Box F
College Park, MD-20741, USA.

(Please indicate "Relief and Rehabilitation Fund" in the check memo)

AID is working with our partners to support various relief proposals including prompt approvals up to the $7,500 AID has already committed. AID estimates the amount already committed will only cover a fraction of the relief effort. Therefore, AID is appealing to all members of the community, including its volunteers, and many supporters to contribute generously toward this effort.
For additional information call: 1-888-TALK-2-AID or (301) 422-4441 or email:
AID Volunteers.
Phone: 1-888-TALK-2-AID

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