So far the US Gov has committed to disaster relief slightly less than we're spending on the Inaugural celebrations. Sick. Mark Cuban is right - the best thing our Government could do is cancel these celebrations and re-channel the money to disaster relief. Since coming to America about eight or so years ago (frankly I've lost track) I've been really impressed by the warmth, generosity and friendship shown to me by Americas. What I can't figure out is why the Government so consistently misrepresents (through it's actions) it's people.
HUGE kudos to Apple whose entire home page has been converted to a disaster relief effort. This is a stunning sign of social commitment - and from a company that depends so much on that home page for sales.
If you can, please give. Here is a list of major organizations.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres - 888-392-0392
World Vision - 888-56-CHILD
American Red Cross International Response Fund - 20013 800-HELP NOW
Care USA - 404-681-2552, 800-521-CARE
Direct Relief International - 805-964-4767
International Federation of Red Cross - 41-22-730-4222
International Medical Corps - 800-481-4462
Joint Distribution Committee JDC: South Asia Tsunami Relief - 212.885.0867
Relief International - 800-572-3332
Save the Children Asia Earthquake/Tidal Wave Relief Fund - 06880 800-728-3843
US Fund for UNICEF - 800-FOR-KIDS
World Concern - 800-755-5022
Oxfam Asian Earthquake & Tsunami Fund
Save the Children Asia Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund