Red Cross / Red Crescent Donations

by Jon Mandle on December 31, 2004

If you’re so moved, there’s information on making donations to the American Red Cross here (including a link for secure on-line donations). The British Red Cross page is here.

UPDATE (by Chris): I’m using my superediting powers to move Jon’s post to the top and make sure it stays there for the next day. Jon also mentions (in a comment below) CNN’s list of organizations accepting donations. And here’s the link for Oxfam UK’s appeal .



wayne 12.27.04 at 4:10 am

via Brad Delong, who links to The Command Post: Earthquake – how to help


cliu 12.27.04 at 2:05 pm

Here is the link to oxfam as an alternative to red cross.


Richard Bellamy 12.27.04 at 2:22 pm

While we are all griefstruck over today’s tragedies and will immediately pledge great assistance, it appears that we get over it quickly and not actually pay the money. This tidbit from the end of the piece in the Guardian on the tsunami.

“People in Bam ruefully complained yesterday that while $1bn of aid was promised in the wake of their quake last year that killed 30,000 people, only $17m was ultimately paid over. Tens of thousands still lack basic facilities, let alone help overcoming the traumas they have suffered.”


eszter 12.27.04 at 4:00 pm

(info on some of the things they did and continue to do in Bam)


Saheli 12.27.04 at 10:41 pm

Thanks for the information on the British Red Cross. I am maintaining a list of relief funds at my blog; please add more in comments if you know of them.


Giles 12.27.04 at 11:57 pm

I’ve got another idea on how to help here


charlie bourne 12.28.04 at 6:44 am

If any of you is interested, there The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog (SEA-EAT blog for short) has been set up bu bloggers in SEAsia, with news and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts. It is here:

There is a list of aid agencies in US that you can contribute to in this posting:

(For those of you interested only in using this disaster to pursue an impotent political vendetta, there is no doubt loads of amunition, but no direct confirmation of your priorities. Indeed, it includes this: “Thank You from all of us, particularly to the kind folk at World Changing, BoingBoing, SmartMobs, Rediff, Instapundit, Sepia Mutiny, Buzz Machine, AnotherSubcontinent and Joho The Blog and the scores of fellow bloggers who have linked to this blog and contributed to all that stunning number of page views (it’s less than twelve hours since that counter was set up). Thank you so much for helping spread the word. We knew we could count on you.”


enwe 12.28.04 at 3:58 pm

I just got a new number: There are perhaps 60 000 dead.


enwe 12.28.04 at 4:20 pm

There are some photos available:


Jon Mandle 12.28.04 at 5:54 pm

Here’s CNN’s list of organizations accepting donations.


trish 12.29.04 at 5:14 pm

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations, even though it appears their site is struggling a bit from the amount of traffic.


eszter 12.29.04 at 6:30 pm

A list from AP (via NYTimes).

Also, people may wish to consult the Charity Navigator site.


Virendra 12.29.04 at 8:41 pm

Here’s another site with links to various organizations.


fred 12.30.04 at 4:00 am

Glad to see that Crooked Timber would never stoop so low as to suggest that not posting about a topic reflects a partisan lack of concern for it.

Er, well, at least not very often:

(I’m not saying the two are exactly alike, but there’s at least a family resemblance.)


Geoffrey 12.30.04 at 4:04 am

I’ve just made a donation, so I finally feel free to make the somewhat grim point I’ve been mulling over for the past few days – the present estimates of 77,000 (which are probably only 50% or less of the final total for the tsunami) are about the same number of people who have died from AIDS in Africa since December 19th (i.e., 10 days ago).


fred 12.30.04 at 4:06 am

Eeks — It seems I just posted the snarky comment above in the comment box for the wrong post. It was meant for Henry’s post, “Partisan Football.” That’s what happens when I don’t have my morning coffee, I guess. Anyway, feel free to delete them both. Sorry about that.


Jim Donor 12.30.04 at 4:40 am

The CEO of the American Red Cross makes over $600K/year? I know they are one of the more efficient charities, but it still bothers me to give money to an organization with excessive executive compensation.


bad Jim 12.31.04 at 9:15 am

What a lousy time to be reminded that God doesn’t like us very much. Reports that animals may have been spared His wrath could either confirm our narcissism or caution us for our lack of attention.

In this damned year I skewed my tardy tithes towards Doctors w/o Borders and Unicef, scanting my alma mater and local charities.

“If God lived on earth, people would break His windows.”

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