The December 26 tsunami devastated Southeast Asia killing over 160,000 people and leaving more than 1.5 million people homeless. And the numbers are rising. Here, read news stories on the status of the international effort, see what Outside is doing, and find out how you can help by contacting one of the organizations below.
©2005 CARE/Edy Purnomo
Outside and CARE
Outside has partnered with CARE to help in the tsunami relief effort. Stop by Outside's booth at the Travel Show Chicago [www.travelshowchicago.com] to donate Jan. 19-23 or log on to CARE's [www.care.org/Outside] Web site to make a contribution.
There Can't Be a Word for This by Sam Lightner Jr.
One casualty of the South Asia tsunami was a vibrant cluster of sport-climbing beach towns in Thailand. A resident returns to tell a tale of death, survival, and an inspiring alliance of hope.
Jan. 15Animals May Have Sensed Tsunami
Jan. 14Travelers Helping in Tsunami Effort
Jan. 5Tsunami Survivors Recount Events
Jan. 4Countries, Tourism Industry Take Stock After Tsunami
The Relief Effort
Help with the international tsunami relief effort by donating to one of these organizations, all of which have been approved by the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), a charity watchdog. Check out AIP's Web site www.charitywatch.org for tips on smart giving.
American Friends Service Committee 1-888-588-2372
American Red Cross 1-800-HELP-NOW
Brother's Brother Foundation 1-412-321-3160
CARE 1-800-521-CARE, ext. 999
Children Incorporated 1-800-538-5381
Direct Relief International 1-805-964-4767
International Rescue Committee 1-877-REFUGEE
MAP International 1-800-225-8550
Mercy Corps International 1-800-292-3355, ext. 250
Project Hope/People to People Health Foundation 1-800-544-HOPE
Save the Children 1-800-728-3843
World Concern 1-800-755-5022
World Vision 1-888-511-6589