Tsunami Relief: Follow-up … more ways to help!

    Update: CNN reports 67,000 dead. WSJ reports 70,000.
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Update: Evelyn Rodriguez of Crossroad Dispatches is blogging about her own experiences surviving the tsunami in Thailand. After all that, she must now try to survive the bureaucracy of insurance and passports/embassies to get out of the affected area. I didn’t even think about how ‘post 9/11’ security issues might hinder tourists in their attempts to flee the country. There are so many issues at play here. The whole thing is overwhelming. Thanks to Guillaume du Gardier at PR Thoughts for that link.

  • India: +91 11 2309 3054
  • Thailand: +66 2643 5262 and 2643 5000
  • Sri Lanka (residents): +94 11 536 1938
  • Sri Lanka (tourists): +94 11 243 7061
  • Maldives: +44 20 7224 2149
  • Seychelles: +248 321 676
  • For Hong Kong residents: +852 2829 3010
  • Google’s links for tsunami relief.
    Update: Constantin Basturea (of PR meets the WWW and TheNewPRWiki) has also blogged about the relief efforts. He has several great links for giving and helping – and he mentioned my brother, too. Thanks Constantin!

    Via Jeremy Pepper we learn that Angelo Fernando of Hoi Polloi has posted a long list of relief agencies and ways to give aid. Angelo is a native of Sri Lanka and his family lives there.

    Many links and downloads at Hoi Polloi, so check it out.

    Jeremy also points us to Amazon.com where they have turned their front page into a fund raising effort, too.

    Amazon.com Inc. collected more than $1,400 a minute for relief efforts after calling for donations on its Web site yesterday. The online retailer rearranged its gateway page at 3:25 p.m. to make a pitch for donations to the American Red Cross in a space normally devoted to selling books, DVDs and other products. By midnight, more than $780,000 had been donated. (Source: Philly.com) Note: At 6:30am, morning news reports put the total over $1M.

    A lot of blog traffic out there on the tsunami and relief efforts. Technorati showed 2,000+ “tsunami relief” links and almost 15,000 “tsunami'” links as of this posting.