Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Relief
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Thanks for all the help everyone!
Originally developed from a post at and an email from Deep Blue Scuba. Thanks to Adrian Loo, Yap Chi Wei, Catherine Chew, Lee Chuen Ling, Thecla Loh, Leslie Kok and Angeline for updates from the field, and Anand, Tony Kwa, Eunice Yang, Shan, Heng Wee Ling and Wong Yueat Tin, Rachel Ho, Goh Wai Ing and Edwin Tan for their email updates.

How to help, see: NVPC




Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) (until 5th January 2005) [map] Completed!

*Help needed with packing 9am - 6pm.
Technical help also needed in sorting medicines and first aid -
it woudl be helpful to have doctor, pharmacist, medical, dental or pharmacy student on site to categorise supplies before packing. Also needed for Chinese medicines.

Volunteer packing supplies realised that sorting first aid and medical supplies required technical help. They were able to call on medical student friends they knew for help but more supplies may ned to be sorted out on 2nd January.

News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North.
Until Jan 5. 9am to 6pm daily.
There will be no more collections after 6pm daily.
For individual donors mainly.
Cash or medical supplies and canned/packaged food.


Golden Wall Centre, 6th Floor (opposite Tekka Mall) [map] - help with packing needed, 02 Jan 2005, current status unknown Completed!

Golden Wall Centre, 89 Short Street (S)188216

01 Jan 2005: 5pm - a lot of help is needed to pack a 'mountain of clothes', fold and mark boxes at 6th floor, Golden Wall Centre. This is the consolidation point of mucch of the material collected in Tekka. They also need a lot of boxes and marker pens.

They are working up to 7.30pm on New Year's Day and will continue from 10am on Sunday 2nd January 2005. [updated 1st Jan 2005: 5pm]


Money, clothes and blankets for Chennai by 1st January 2005. Completed!

"Singaporean couple start aid appeal for Chennai tsunami victims." By Joanne Leow, CNA, 28 Dec 2004. Shoba and Srinivas Vadrevu are hoping to collect 150 kg of clothes and S$4,000 worth of donations. Mr Vadrevu will be making the trip to Chennai to deliver the donations on Sunday 2nd January 2005. Update, 31 Dec 2004 - "Vadrevu family gets overwhelming response to send donations to Chennai." By Joanne Leow. CNA, 31 Dec 2004.


Ananda Travel until 2nd Jan 2005 Completed!

Ananda Travel's branches in the Central Business District, Woodlands, and People's Park, will be used as collection centres for emergency relief supplies donations for the tsunami victims across the region.
We are looking at donations for:

We hope that the added convenience of having drop-off points in various locations across Singapore will make it easier to appeal for donations.

The address and opening hours of the branches are as follows.

36 Robinson Road #01-01 Singapore 068877
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 10am to 7pm
Weekends: 10am to 6pm
Tel: 6372 3555

1 Raffles Place, #37-00 OUB Centre Singapore 048616
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 9am to 7pm
Saturdays: 9am to 5pm
Tel: 6435 8435

101 Upper Cross Street #B1-23/24 Singapore 058357
Opening Hours:
10am to 9pm daily
Tel: 6535 1138

CAUSEWAY POINT [map] (no longer accepting food)
1 Woodlands Square #01-37
Singapore 7380
Opening Hours:
10am to 6pm daily
Tel: 6894 0818


Sri Lankan Airlines Completed!
Donations will be airlifted to Sri Lanka.
A list of emergency items needed for the survivors of the recent disaster: Tents, Food (Pre-cooked or ready-to-eat meal packs). Water Purification Tablets. Wheat Flour, rice, other staples. Drugs: Paracetamol, anti-biotics, wound dressing, suture material, disposable syringes, vitamins, and vaccinations for diarrhea, cholera and malaria. Intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose), Portable generators

For small parcels/items, please have them sent to the Sri Lankan Airlines office at 133 Cecil Street, Keck Seng Tower #13-02, Singapore 069535; Tel : 6223-6353 [map] For medium-sized and large donations, contact Sri Lankan Airlines at 6223-6353. A staff member will make arrangements to collect items from your office either with their personal vehicles or with a logistics operator. [updated, 31 Dec 2004: 3pm]


Cornerstonians (pick up at East Coast) until 2 Jan 2005 Completed!

Dear Cornerstonians & Friends
We spoke to our contacts this morning and they have shared about the mass hysteria that has striken the affected areas. Those who have lost children, members of the family and loved ones are found wailing in the streets.

There is a desperate shortage of medical supplies and materials be build temporary shelters. Food and drinking water is also very much lacking.

In addition, we have also spoken to the High Commissioner of the Sri Lanka and based on the details provided, we are now providing a new list of critical items needed for the disaster victims: -

To-date, we have already collected substantial amounts of clothing items to be sent up, but the above critical items are still very much lacking. We understand that many of these items are not readily available from our home cupboards and shelves and hence we are appealing for donations to be made so that specific purchases can be made for these critical items.

We have received the kind support of a logistics company who will be flying in the donated items directly to Sri Lanka as well as two 20-foot containers. The first plane will be departing this Friday. In view of the short lead time, we urge you to respond on an urgent basis.

We are urgently appealing for your help and assistance. You can contribute in the following ways:-

1.Donate Critical Items

If you have any of the above items and would like to donate them to the disaster victims, you can bring them down to
Cornerstone Community Services Centre, 11 East Coast Road #03-01, Odeon-Katong Shopping Complex, Singapore 428722

2. Donate Finances

If you don't have those items listed above and would like to give something towards this cause, you can make your donations via cash gifts or via cheques written out to "Cornerstone Community Services Centre".

For cheques, please write "Mercy Relief" at the back of the cheques.

You can then hand the monies to a counter that is set up at the foyer to the full-time staff manning the counter. The i/c for collection of monies are Ms Esther Yeo or Mr Jason Tay.
Please note that because these gifts are going overseas, no tax deductible receipts will be issued.
We look forward to your urgent response. For more information, please contact Ms Esther Yeo at 6344 4733.

Yours sincerely
Pastor Daphne Yang
Working Committe Mercy Relief


Yusen Global Logistics/Yusen Air & Sea company [map] Last day today, 3rd Jan 2005 Completed!

"For donations in kind, there's a logistics company in Changi who collect anything.
Contact Mr Loh Sien Chi: 96354788 before making a trip down as they might have changes in plans.

Yusen Global Logistics.
No. 2, Changi South Ave 2, S(486534) [map]

Thanks Eunice Yang!


TWC2: Hands Across the Island, Hearts Across the Seas - Sun 2 Jan 2005: 11.30am.
Sentosa Tanjong Beach Candelight Vigil: Sun 2 Jan 2005: 6pm - 8pm. Candles at $10, proceeds to Red Cross.

Singapore Polytechnic (until 7th January 2005) [map] Completed!
Drive-Thru Donation Centre along the driveway at the Convention Centre.
Till Jan 7. Weekdays: 9am to 9pm.

There are signages along Commonwealth Ave West to direct motorists to drive through Gate 8, the inner campus road, drop off their donations and depart via Gate 7. This collection point is open on weekdays (including New Year Eve) from 9 am to 9pm until 7 Jan 2005. Singapore Polytechnic would like to thank all who have given from their hearts.

Donation at counters along the walkway from Dover MRT station to the school.
Weekdays: 6pm to 9pm.
Singapore Polytechnic(SP) is rallying its staff and students to raise funds to help the tidal victims. Since 29 December, SP students have started a collection point (6 - 9 pm) outside Dover MRT Station for commuters. The donations will go to Singapore Red Cross so that emergency supplies like medicine and basic necessities can be sent to the victims. Cheques should made payable to " Singapore Polytechnic" with "For Tidal Wave Victims" written behind it


Volunteers needed to man Red Cross Booths at Carrefour (until 7th January 2005) Completed!

Carrefour and Aleoca providing the public with an accessible venue for public donations.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the RED CROSS donation booths at CARREFOUR Suntec and CARREFOUR Plaza Singapura entrances from now until 7th January. Volunteers who can man the booth for 4 hours each time are required especially during the weekday shifts.
Please call Manpower Coordinator Dale Aiden Le Thian at and provide your name, NRIC and contact no.
Shift Timings:
Shift 1: 10am to 2pm
Shift 2: 2pm to 6pm
Shift 3: 6pm to 10mm

The Singapore Red Cross requests cash or cheque donations for the affected countries, and request no donation-in-kind at this state due to logistical considerations. The money donated to this emergency appeal will be used to fund purchases and direct delivery of emergency items like medicine and first aid, food parcels and other relief supplies for the displaced and homeless victims.

To drop a check:
Please address to
"Singapore Red Cross Society" and indicate behind the cheque "Tidal Waves Asia". Include name, address and telephone number at the back of the cheque as a receipt will be sent to you. Send it to Singapore Red Cross, Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486 or drop it in the booths at CARREFOUR Plaza Singapura and CARREFOUR Suntec.


Indochine Charity Night, Thu 6th January 2005: 7pm to late night [map] Completed!

IndoChine is having a charity night on Thurs, 6 Jan 2005, from 7pm till late at Forbidden City Clarke Quay. All sales proceeds go to the Singapore Red Cross for the Tsunami victims. See flyer.


YEC Buona Vista CC Maldives Appeal for temporary shelter [map]: Tents only, no cash. (02 - 08 Jan: 9am - 9pm) Completed!

In the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that has hit much of Southern Asia and East Africa, we have received numerous offers to help from the public.

In particular, we would like to appeal to the public for donation of tents for the tsunami victims currently in the Maldives. We are appealing for donations in-kind of tents: 4 to 20 Man waterproof, dome, camping tents. Please note that no cash donation will be collected.

We are hoping to collect 1000 pieces of such tents to serve as a temporary shelter for the tsunami victims in the Maldives.

You might be please to know that such tents could be purchase at stores such as Carrefour or any of those Beach Road Army Supplies for as low as S$25.

The details for the collection are as follows:
Dates: 2nd to 8th Jan 2005
Time: 9am to 9pm
Collection Point: Buona Vista CC
Address: 399, Holland Drive Singapore (278939) [map]
Tel: 6777 4169
The tents collected from the public will be send over to affected areas in Maldives. For more information, you could contact, Mr. Tong Hui Leong at 94554163 or email him at

Thanks to Eunice Yang!


Buddhist Fellowship's Firefly Mission, with Tisarana Buddhist Association & Brahm Education Centre: Suffering Relief Program for the Tidal Wave victims in Sri Lanka (up to 9th January 2005). Completed!

We appeal to you for 3 types of assistance:

1. Donation of items:

Send all items to: Tisarana Buddhist Association @ 90 Duku Road, Off Still Road (East Coast).[map]
Collection Hours: 9am -8pm daily (Last collection: 9 Jan 2005 before 5pm)

Contact No.
Hotline 6586 0250

2. Donation of cash:

Receipts of items purchased for the victims with the cash donations will be collated and accounts on how the funds are dispensed will be available for inspection at the end of the project.

3. Going to Sri Lanka to Help

May the victims of this disaster in the various countries be blessed with the kindness and generosity from around the world. May the Blessings of the Triple Gem shower upon you and your families always.
If you have any questions, please call us at 6842 6422 or 6745 5007.

With Metta,
Angie Monksfield,
Vice President, Public Affairs,Buddhist Fellowship,
Chairman, Brahm Education Centre

"Buddhist Fellowship volunteers head for Sri Lanka with relief supplies." CNA, 07 Jan 2005


Various Buddhists organisations and collection points (until 09 Jan 2005) Completed!

From TheDailyEnlightenment - Emergency Collection for Sri Lankan Tsunami Victims: They list collection points at Bright Hill Road, Lorong 24A & 29 Geylang , Pheng Geck Avenue.

Need able bodied volunteers for packing and loading boxes into containers on 4th January 2005: 10am - 8pm.
Strong able-bodied males preferred.
Please register with Bright Hill Monastery at 68495357- leave your name and phone number with them to alert you when the containeer arrives. Location: 88 Bright Hill Road, Singapore 574117 [map]


Emergency Collection for Sri Lankan Tsunami Victims, organized by Singapore Buddhist Federation
Heal Their Wounds With Your Loving-Kindness, Put Your Compassion Into Action¡- now

From: Wed 29 Dec 2004: 2pm to Sun 9 Jan 2005: 5pm
Venue : 88 Recycling Kiosk
Bus Bay, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road S 574117 [map]
Enquiry 6586 0250  (commencing 2pm, 29.12.04) 

Items URGENTLY Needed
1. canned/dried food (preferably vegetarian)
2. water purification tablets
3. paracetamol
4. antibiotics
5. dressing
6. suture material
7. disposal syringes
8. intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose)  

May we help the survivors reduce their suffering. May we pray for the deceased to be reborn in the Buddha land.    

Love & Unity Volunteers Establishment
Donation Items

  • Tents, blankets, linens, food (pre-cooked / ready-to-eat packs),
  • water purification tablets,
  • wheat flour, pulses, rice, paracetamol,
  • anti-biotic, dressing, suture material, disposable syringes, intravenous infusion (saline and dextrose) and portable generators.

Collection point
Love & Unity Volunteers Establishment @ 37 Pheng Geck Avenue S(348232) [map]

Collection Time: 8.30am - 10pm daily

Contact No.
9847 9995 (Tommy Yu)
9733 3276 (Raymond Tang)


City Harvest Community Services Association. (collection until 9 Jan 2005) Completed!

"A team of seven workers consisting of a doctor, nurses and volunteers have departed for Aceh, Indonesia on 28 December 2004 to help in administrating medical help and supplies. Another two teams will be departing on 31 December 2004 and on 4 January 2005 respectively."

Collection until 9th Jan 2005

They are collecting food, clothing, medical supplies and tents.

City Harvest, 1 Jurong West Street 91 [map]
Collection time: 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM
Please call City Harvest at 6737-6266 for more details.


Singapore Soka Association and Mercy Relief have setup 4 collection centres in Singapore, 31st Dec 2004 - 9 Jan 2005, for collection of donations in kind. They require; Completed!

They will be storing this fo long term disasteer relief.

Opening Hours for all centres are from 8.30 am - 8.30 pm
Centre 1:
Singapore Soka Association Headquarters [clothes]
10, Tampines Street 81 [map]
Tel: 67873255

Centre 2:
Senja Soka Centre [clothes]
11, Senja Road [map]
Tel: 67668674

Centre 3:
Soka Youth Centre [clothes]

156, Pasir Panjang Road [map]
Tel: 64731711
Help needed daily from 10am - 8pm [updated 4th Jan 2005]

Centre 4:
144, Robinson Road [map]
The Corporate Office
For more information, please call Mercy Relief at: 6332 6320

The Helping Hand (until 15 Jan 2004).

The Helping Hand - 819 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534678 [map]
Tel: (65) 62832204, Fax: (65) 62833748. It is a Christian drug rehabilitation centre.

They made an announcement in yesterday's Sunday Times (02 Jan 2005) classified ad section.
They said that they will continue collecting supplies until middle of this month.


Thanks Rachel Ho!


NUS Medical Society: Project ReliefAsia (until 15 Jan 2004).[link]
[Source: Lim Yong Chin, Vice-President, NUS Medical Society]

Project ReliefAsia is a combined fundraising and logistical support project for emergency relief in both Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Students and staff in NUS can drop off relief supplies that you would like to donate outside the Medical Society Room, next to the Medical Library (Block MD6). See map.

The society members will be there during office hours - just knock on the door. There will also be labelled boxes outside the society room and the collection will go on until 15th January 2005.

The society will be channelling these supplies to Sri Lankan Airlines as well as to other relief efforts. Fundraising will also commence tomorrow with canvassing in private hospitals and other clinics.

i. Fundraising
We urge you to walk past our Project Relief Asia donation cans and reach generously into your hearts for a contribution to the needy. The proceeds will be channelled directly to the Red Cross.

ii. Collection of items
Dry food stuff, tents, medicine, blankets and other relevant items are greatly needed in these disaster hit areas. The Project Relief Asia team has set up collection points at the following locations:
Science Foyer & Arts Forum, Tuesday, Jan 4 to Thursday, Jan 6 2005: 10 am – 4 pm daily
We would like to hear from you, with news of well wishes, a helping hand to our cause or for any inquiries of our efforts. Please write to or call Project Relief Asia project director Zhen Tang at 9777 8966 and Ek Khoon at 98525216


Singapore Chinese Orchestra - fund raising performance on 12 Jan 2005

The SCO is organising a charity performance for the tsunami victims at the Victoria Concert hall on 12 Jan at 8PM.
The prices for tickets are $50 and $100. Those interested in buying tickets can call 67429359 or 63391787.