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    Default What can you do to help in this crisis

    Let me start and pass the word.

    Kudos to the helping hands

    Collection of essentials i.e. clothing, medicine, dry food etc. at No 19 Dalhousie Lane (behind Tekka Mall) to help Sri Lanka, Please send in by Wed (today)


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    Starting from now till 2 Jan 2005, Ananda Travel's branches in the
    Central Business District, Woodlands, and People's Park, will be used
    as collection centres for emergency relief supplies donations for the
    tsunami victims across the region.

    We are looking at donations for
    - Food (canned, pre-cooked or ready-to-eat packets)
    - Medical Supplies like bandages and paracetamol
    - Blankets

    We hope that the added convenience of having drop-off points in various
    locations across Singapore will make it easier to appeal for donations.

    The address and opening hours of the branches are as follows.

    MAIN BRANCH : CITY HOUSE
    36 Robinson Road #01-01 Singapore 068877

    OUB CENTRE
    1 Raffles Place, #37-00 OUB Centre Singapore 048616

    PEOPLE'S PARK CENTRE
    101 Upper Cross Street #B1-23/24 Singapore 058357

    CAUSEWAY POINT
    1 Woodlands Square #01-37 Singapore 738099

    If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me. Again, even
    a small effort can go a long way!

    Warmest Regards,

    Adeline Ee
    Manager, Marketing Communications
    Ananda Travel (S) Pte Ltd
    DID : 6435 8422
    Fax : 6535 3810
    http://www.anandatravel.com.sg

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    Step-by-step Guide for Donations to the Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia Fund via DBS

    A. DBS iBanking
    1. Login to DBS iBanking
    2. Click on Payment Services
    3. Click on Bill Payment
    4. Select Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia from list of billing corporations
    5. Select the deposit account to debit donation
    6. Enter telephone number as the Consumer Reference Number
    7. Enter the donation amount

    B. DBS / POSB ATM

    1. Insert ATM card and enter PIN
    2. Select iBanking, Cashcard and More Services
    3. Select Credit Card / Bill Payment
    4. Select Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia from list of billing corporations
    5. Enter Telephone number as Bill Reference Number
    6. Select Account type (Savings, Current etc)
    7. Enter donation amount
    8. Select account to debit if you have multiple accounts
    9. Press Confirm to complete transaction

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    Are any of the aid organizations in need of volunteers to help with packing/sorting the contributions being received?

    If you know of any volunteer opportunities, please post here. Thanks!

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    Forwarding an email from the spokesperson of the Sri Lankan High Commision...

    > > First of all, thank you for responding so swiftly to the press
    > > releases.
    > > Please see below some information on the logistics of the relief aid.
    > > *
    > > Due to the overwhelming response to SriLankan Airlines' call for
    > > donations, volunteers are certainly welcomed to assist the Airlines in
    > > the packing and the logistics of the donations. Interested parties can
    > > contact SriLankan Airlines at:
    > > *
    > > 133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower, #13-02
    > > Tel: 6223-6026
    > > *
    > > SriLankan Airlines and the Sri Lanka High Commission are working
    > > closely to facilitate the relief aid. Other than the Airlines and High
    > > Commission, the Mahakaruna Buddhist Society in Singapore headed by
    > > Venerable K Gunaratana,*freight forwarding*companies*such as Freight
    > > Solutions and SpeedMark are also assisting in the logistics. Many
    > > other individual organisations including Trico Maritime and the travel
    > > industry at large are also extending their help.
    > > *
    > > Other than the SriLankan Airlines' office, general public who would
    > > like to donate can also do so at the following*two locations:
    > > *
    > >
    > > 1. Sri Lanka High Commission*at Goldhill Plaza, #13-07/12, 51 Newton
    > > Road, Singapore 308900.
    > >
    > > 2. Sri Lankaramaya Temple at 33 Saint Michael's Road, Singapore 328002
    > > (off Upper Serangoon Road)

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    i just asked a colleague who volunteers for Red Cross Singapore. he's checking out if they need volunteers. so far, he told me red cross might need people to man the hotlines. am waiting for updates from my colleague now.
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    Tsunami-relief: Beware of cheats

    MANY caring and generous Singaporeans will no doubt contribute to humanitarian aid efforts that are following the killer tsunamis.

    Those who wish to donate should give to well-known and recognised aid agencies or religious organisations, such as the Red Cross, WorldVision or the like, and not to individuals

    or groups that suddenly appear out of nowhere, claiming to raise funds for the earthquake or tsunami victims but with no means of accountability or audit trail.

    Caution is always good in charity, and I won't be surprised if there are cheats who take advantage not only of a disaster but also of the kindness and generosity of the donating public.

    Let us consolidate humanitarian efforts and not let cheats take advantage of the situation and of us.

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    the 3 telcos are working on setting up SMS-donation hotlines as an additional channel for the disaster fund.


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    i've setup a webpage on all the donation drive, i'll try to update all possible donation drive in singapore:
    http://www.hpinternals.com/article.p...41229105506527

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    oh my goodness! ortega you are so fast! i just went down this early morning to check out due to some queries i received from those i sent sms to ... here's the latest from Frico Express...

    they need the following URGENTLY

    1. disposable syringes
    2. water purification tablets
    3. medicine
    4. milk feeding bottles

    they are working with Sri Lanka Airlines to send in the relief items FREE OF CHARGE.

    Some items can be bought from Mustafa Shopping Centre at low prices, do not buy off the shelves, ask the staff at the counters and quote the company name Frico Express. Those around Little India area now and see this please gather people around and spend some time and money contributing during your lunch hour. I believe they will greatly appreciate your contributions.

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    I do what I can to help
    I was there this morning to donate some clothes and shoes for the children, I too received the sms about the collection. Maybe CS can do a collective shoot and consolidate the pictures for a web page dedicated to the Aid provided by Spore.

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    Another news site set up with more information if you should want to help.


    http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/news/tsunamirelief/

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    Just got the following email, some more channels to help the disaster victims:

    Emergency Collection for Sri Lankan Tsunami Victims

    Heal Their Wounds With Your Loving-Kindness

    Put Your Compassion Into Action… now



    Items URGENTLY Needed

    1. canned/dried food (preferably vegetarian)

    2. water purification tablets

    3. paracetamol

    4. antibiotics

    5. dressing

    6. suture material

    7. disposal syringes

    8. intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose)



    From : 2pm, Wed 29 Dec 2004

    To : 5pm, Sun 9 Jan 2005

    Venue : 88 Recycling Kiosk

    Bus Bay, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

    88 Bright Hill Road S 574117

    Enquiry 6586 0250 (commencing 2pm, 29.12.04)

    Organized by Singapore Buddhist Federation

    May we help the survivors reduce their suffering. May we pray for the deceased to be reborn in the Buddha land.

    __________________________________________________ ____________________________________


    List of Collection Centres for victims of the tsunami
    (As At 28 December 2004)

    1)Tisarana Buddhist Association

    Assistance required

    Donation items

    · Medicine, first aid items, toothbrush, toothpaste, canned food, dry food and clean / new blankets, towels and clothes.
    · Please pack them in bags or boxes and label them separately (eg. Food, Blankets, Medicine). Clothes to be separated
    and labeled MALE, FEMALE, CHILDREN. Boxes are preferred but DO NOT seal.


    Collection point
    Tisarana Buddhist Association @ 90 Duku Road, Off Still Road (East Coast).

    Contact No.
    Hotline 6586 0250

    Collection Hours
    9am – 8pm daily
    (Last collection: 9 Jan 2005 before 5pm)

    Donated to:Sri Lanka
    _________________

    2)Buddhist Fellowship

    Assistance required

    Cash
    · Any cash / cheque amounts
    · Cheques to be made payable to “Brahm Education Centre Ltd”


    Collection point
    Brahm Education Centre @ 9 Geylang Lor 29 #04-02, S(388065)

    Contact No.
    Hotline 6586 0250

    Operational Hours
    Mon – Fri : 10am – 5pm

    Sat : 10am – 4pm

    Donated to: Sri Lanka
    _________________________

    3)Singapore Buddhist Federation

    Assistance required

    Donation Items

    · Canned / dried food (preferably vegetarian), water purification tablets, paracetamol, antibiotics, dressing,
    suture material, disposal syringes, intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose)


    Collection point
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery @ 88 Recycling Kiosk, 88 Bright Hill Road (at the bus bay).

    Contact No.
    Hotline 6586 0250

    Collection Time
    7am – 7pm daily
    (Last collection on 9/1/05)

    Donated to:Sri Lanka
    _______________________________

    4)Love & Unity Volunteers Establishment

    Assistance required

    Donation Items

    · Tents, blankets, linens, food (pre-cooked / ready-to-eat packs), water purification tablets, wheat flour, pulses,
    rice, paracetamol, anti-biotic, dressing, suture material, disposable syringes, intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose)
    and portable generators.


    Collection point
    Love & Unity Volunteers Establishment @ 37 Pheng Geck Avenue S(348232)

    Contact No.
    Hotline
    9847 9995 (Tommy Yu)
    9733 3276 (Raymond Tang)

    Collection Time
    8.30am – 10pm daily

    Donated to:Sri Lanka
    ________________________
    5)The Buddhist Library,

    On behalf of the tsunami victims of Sri Lanka, we would like to appeal for your kind donation.

    If you wish to make a donation, please send it to:

    Current Account No. 000550115603
    Bellanwila Community Development Foundation,
    Bank of Ceylon, Maharagama,
    Sri Lanka.

    They have already started to distribute things in kind and donation to the victims of some of the affected areas.

    You may send things in kind like bedsheets and light blankets and medicine like panadol and water purifying tablets
    to the Buddhist Library at 2 & 4 Lorong 24A Geylang. For any details please contact Administrator or me. I will leave
    for Sri Lanka on 3 January 2005 to visit some affected areas and attend to the distribution of things.

    With Metta
    Bhante B Dhammaratana
    Buddhist Library
    Singapore
    27 December 2004

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    Great work, update on frico express has stopped accepting donations.

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    It is heartening to see fellow forummers pitching in to do what they can to spread the message to help the unfortunate who became victims of the recent Tsunami.

    I have compile all the infomation and have send them out to all my friends and encourage them to go forward it to others too. If we all do the same stuff I think we can really maximise our reach even further to bring this awareness to more people.

    Let's do what we can in our own way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by calisc
    Step-by-step Guide for Donations to the Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia Fund via DBS


    B. DBS / POSB ATM

    1. Insert ATM card and enter PIN
    2. Select iBanking, Cashcard and More Services
    3. Select Credit Card / Bill Payment
    4. Select Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia from list of billing corporations
    5. Enter Telephone number as Bill Reference Number
    6. Select Account type (Savings, Current etc)
    7. Enter donation amount
    8. Select account to debit if you have multiple accounts
    9. Press Confirm to complete transaction
    ermm... can someone help me out here? (5) enter telephone number - i take it as my own telephone number? i tried to make a donation on the way into office today and was stuck...
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    anybody need help to move their old clothes, etc to the donation centre, i can help to ferry them around... i got a spare van here, den i asked permission to go around to help...

    pm me if u require this service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    anybody need help to move their old clothes, etc to the donation centre, i can help to ferry them around... i got a spare van here, den i asked permission to go around to help...

    pm me if u require this service.
    PMed you sir! We got a huge load to move tomorrow morning!

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    check pm...

    anybody else?
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    guys! where to purchase cheap medical supplies in singapore? wanna buy a few cartons of such items & send it to the tidal wave affected region...
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    FYI Many collection centres have stopped collecting clothings due to overwhelming response


    http://www.singpost.com.sg/downloads/pdf/PR20041230.pdf

    Singapore Post Limited
    (Reg. No. 199201623M)
    10 Eunos Road 8
    Singapore Post Centre
    Singapore 408600


    For Immediate Release Singapore Post will collect donations to aid Tsunami Disaster Victims Donations in cheque and kind accepted at any post office, postbox and through Speedpost pick-ups Singapore, 30 December 2004 – Singapore Post (SingPost) today announced it will accept donations from the public via its network of postboxes, post offices, and Speedpost service to offer aid to tsunami victims with immediate effect until 31 January 2005. SingPost will absorb the postage on all cheques posted to the Singapore Red Cross Society. It will also absorb charges for collection of donations in kind from households. Drop-off of cheque donations at any postbox For the public’s convenience, cheque donations can be dropped into any of the more than 850 SingPost postboxes located all over Singapore. Members of the public wishing to donate to the Singapore Red Cross Society should make cheques payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ with ‘Tidal Waves Asia’ written on the back including name, address and contact number, enclose them in envelopes marked ‘Singapore Red Cross Society-Tidal Waves Asia’ and drop envelopes into any postbox. SingPost will absorb the postage fees for mailing of cheque donations to Singapore Red Cross Society for one month until 31 January 2005. Donations in kind to Sri Lanka SingPost is working with partner A&T Freight Management Pte Ltd to ship relief supplies to Sri Lanka, which has been one of the worst hit countries in this disaster. Donations of relief supplies such as canned and packaged food, clothing, blankets and sheets, as well as medical supplies are welcomed. Members of the public wishing to donate these items should pack and bring them to any of SingPost’s 61 post offices located all over the island. Packages should be marked ‘SingPost Aid To Tidal Wave Victims-Sri Lanka’.
    Singapore Post Limited
    (Reg. No. 199201623M)
    10 Eunos Road 8
    Singapore Post Centre
    Singapore 408600



    SingPost’s Speedpost couriers will also collect donations in kind (items as listed above) from households. Members of the public unable to make the trip to the post office may call 1800-222 5777 to arrange a pick-up. Charges for collection of donations to Sri Lanka from households will be waived until 31 January 2005. For information, the public can contact SingPost’s toll-free enquiry line 1605.

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