Tsunami Relief
©2005 CARE/Edy Purnomo

Tsunami Relief Effort

Tsunami Relief

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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.

Tsunami Relief

Tsunami Relief ©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.

Tsunami News
Jan. 15—Animals May Have Sensed Tsunami

Jan. 14—Travelers Helping in Tsunami Effort

Jan. 5—Tsunami Survivors Recount Events

Jan. 4—Countries, 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.

Americares 1-800-486-HELP

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

Oxfam-America 1-800-77-OXFAM

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