December 29, 2004

Tsunami ...Appeal for help from Bangaloreans... every little bit counts..

Hi, Some of our friends are visiting the Tsunami affected sites in coming days. First batch is starting tomorrow morning and some of us would be going in every alternate days. We appeal to all of you to donate blankets, old clothes, aluminum or stainless steel vessels and kerosene stoves.. You can drop it to the address given below. If it is difficult to bring to the office, we can come over to your place and collect the same. 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. Contact persons: Venki - 98867 36109 Raja - 98863 92521 Gokul - 98862 18112 Senthil - 98454 12042 Amith - 98866 36539 Address to reach donations: Prakruti Mudrana 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 Anoop Ravi K.R. Wipro Technologies Office : +91-80-30291352 Cell : +91-9845068166 VoIP: 808-3116 (You can also contact Anoop if you would like to volunteer your services and go and help the people in need )

NOTE : Please do not make appeals for cash collections for the above effort. Only donations in kind will be accepted. We will not be responsible for any cash collections made. Click here to see how seconds can change history... To know more about Tsunami Aid and Volunteers in and around India... you can visit this very helpful blog on Tsunami Aid.

If you would like to send cheques anyway, you could do so to the following agencies: You will also get Tax Exemption under Section 80G.

Indian Red Cross Society, 1, Red Cross Road, New Delhi - 110001 Phone: (011) 23716441, 237162342. Times FoundationTimes House 7, BahadhurShah Zafar marg New Delhi 110002 Click here for more info on Times Foundation and its Relief Aid. You can also donate your cheques to the Prime Minister's relief fund and send the cheque or the Draft to the Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi-110001. Cheque/DD to: Prime Minister's National Relief Fund Address: Prime Minister's Office, South Block, New Delhi-110001. You will not be charged any commission on the draft in favour of PMNRF. The contributions will give you 100% deduction from taxable income under section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act.

For Indians abroad you can also donate to Redcross.. online... and to Americare thanks for your help.

You can also pay online through this link.. courtesy, The Hindu.

For some more information on Tsunami aids through blogs click here.... Update: Folks in Bangalore can drop cash contributions at the kiosk setup at ITPL, Whitefield Road. Details of the stall Venue : Tech Park MallTime : 12 noon to 4:00 PM Date : 29-31 December, 2004 Contributions will be sent to organisations working for the cause. For more donation options, try List of medicines that you can buy and give to the voluteers... Medicine for Children -CHLORINE TABLETS -SEPTRON SYRUP AND TABLETS -FLAGY SYRUP AND TABLETS -PARACETAMOL SYRUP AND TABLETS (125,250) -ASTHALIN SYRUP -MEBENDEZOL TABLETS -COUGH SYRUP -BRUFEN TABLETS -METRONIDAZOL LIQUID -LOPRAMIDE -POXYCYLIN TABLETS -AMIPICILLIN TABLETS -SOPHRAMYCIN OINTMENT -NASIVION NOSE DROPS -ORS PACKETS -CALAMINE LOTION Medicine for ADULTS -AMOXYCYLINE 250 MG -ANTI-HISTAMINE -PARACETEMOL 500 MG -T.LOPRAMIDE (TABLET) -BRUFEN TABLET -BETADYNE TABLET -DEREPHYLENE TABLET -T.SEPTRON TABLET -(METRONIDAZOL) METROGYL FLAGYL TABLETS -DOXYCYLINE ADULTS I think if we can donate bottled water it would be of great help since the affected areas need clean water to drink. Please try and arrange for first aid bandages and gauzes which will be of great help for the victims.

WARNING !! There is a warning in all leading online-dailies of another impending Tsunami attack by 12 noon especially in costal regions of Tamil Nadu andKerala. Please be guarded. Lets hope that this does not happen...

For friends wanting to directly reach Chennai, this would be a helpful link for more information.