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Friday, January 7

Tsunami

I've been enjoying checking Amazon daily to see where the donations stand. When I first saw a post mentioning that $100,000 (US) had been raised and had climbed to $300,000 in a matter of hours, I checked the link and the donations were around $500,000 (US). Today, there have been 183,519 payments that total $14,914,513.04. That's higher than the amounts offered by some governments.


Blogger Anders Jacobson has issued an interesting offer:

Whether you give money, time or whether you decide to share your link-power; if you create a post on your weblog front page or create permanent links in your blogroll and link to the below organizations, then link to my blog and this posting, I will pay US$ 1 to the British Red Cross. I will visit/verify any blog trackbacking this post or showing up Technorati the next two weeks and donate accordingly.


International aid organizations:
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
United Nations' World Food Programme
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders (donate!)
CARE International
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

UK/Europe:
Disasters Emergency Comittee (DEC) - comprises a raft of aid agencies, including the below and others
British Red Cross
Oxfam
Save the Children UK

North America:
American Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Save The Children
Oxfam America

Anders Jacobsen: Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I'll give too!

Some other people have offered to match this challenge.

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