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How to Help The Victims Of Tsunami

Tuesday, December 28, 2004; Page A14

Here are some of the local and national organizations accepting donations to help victims of the South Asian tsunami.

Most groups recommend that

people donate cash rather than supplies.

• American Red Cross

Contributions should be sent to International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. For more information about donating, call 800-435-7669.

For information about friends or relatives who may have been affected, call 866-438-4636.

• Asia Relief

The Maryland-based nonprofit organization is accepting donations of cash, nonperishable food, clothing and toys for victims in Sri Lanka.

Donations should be dropped off or mailed to Asia Relief, 19409 Olive Tree Way, Gaithersburg, Md. 20879.

Contact Rizwan Mowlana at 301-672-9355 for more information.

• Association for India's Development Inc.

The Maryland-based nonprofit organization is accepting cash donations to help relief work in India.

Contributions can be made on the Web at www.aidindia.org or mailed to AID Zone 3, P.O. Box 4801, Mountain View, Calif., 94040-0801, with checks made payable to AID.

Contact Priya Ranjan at 301-422-4441 for more information.

• Tsunami Relief Inc.

The Virginia-based nonprofit group has been set up to help victims in Sri Lanka.

Donors can call 703-934-6922 or mail checks payable to Tsunami Relief Inc. to 9302 Lee Hwy., Fifth Floor, Fairfax, Va. 22031.

• B'nai B'rith International

Donations can be made online at www.bnaibrith.org or mailed to B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund, 2020 K St. NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006.

More information about donations to humanitarian organizations can be found on the U.S. Agency for International Development's Web site, www.usaid.gov.

Donors can also call the Center for International Disaster Information at 703-276-1914.

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