Ocean Tsunami Disaster Relief
The Singapore Tsunami Contact Centre (tel: 6332-0000)
Cash is recomended (more options below)
Note that clothes and tents are being collected at some places
Singapore Red Cross Society [map]
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has raised over S$18 million dollars from members of the public and corporate companies by 5th January 2005.The SRC will continue to assess the situation with the national societies of the affected countries and will provide a daily update on the amounts collected on the SRC website at www.redcross.org.sg.
All methods listed at SRC webpage
ASIA TIDAL WAVES
In response to this humanitarian crisis, Mercy Relief and its institutional partners – Singapore Soka Association (SSA) & Young Sikh Association (YSA) – together with the Singapore Red Cross Society (SRCS) are conducting a nationwide fundraising campaign for the victims of the calamity. This fundraising effort would allow Singaporeans from all walks of life to extend aid and compassion to our fellow neighbours in a substantial and concerted manner.
The funds raised will be channelled towards supporting humanitarian relief and rehabilitation operations for more than 12,000 families in the affected countries, and assist in bringing their derailed lives back on track. For more information, please call Mercy Relief at: 6332 6320
If you wish to make a contribution may do so via:
1. TELE-MERCY Simply dial:
2. CREDIT CARD / INTERNET Banking
Alternatively, you may drop in the cheque at your nearest DBS Bank/POSB Branch(es) and make your donation to:
4. DIRECT ATM TRANSFER / INTERNET
The Salvation Army [webpage] (cash only)
TSUNAMI DISASTER APPEAL: The Salvation Army is urgently raising funds for Tsunami Disaster relief through Cash/Cheque/Online donations. Donation enquiries: Tel: 6555 0242/43/45. Salvation Army is NOT collecting donation in kind for the Tsunami Disaster.
On the latest Relief Efforts field reports and news, please see the Salvation Army webpage
Donation to Singapore Red Cross Society in aid of Tsunami Disaster Victims
2. Internet Banking
4. Cheque deposit at Branches
5. Credit Card payment (Hotline: 1800-363 3333)
Visit the OCBC webpage for a step-by-step guide on how to make a donation.
Singapore Red Cross Society Tidal Waves Asia Fund: Donate to help tsunami victims
UOB now offers phone and internet banking options
Visit the UOB webpage for a step-by-step guide on how to make a donation.
Donate to the Singapore
Red Cross Society Tidal Waves Asia Fund
All contributions will be credited to the Singapore Red Cross Tidal Waves Asia Fund.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to make your donation via ATM or online banking.
See the step by step instructions at its webpage.
svc charge) [link]
for Singapore Red Cross Tidal Waves Fund
SMS "DONATE" to 8880 for a S$10 donation
(no svc charge, limited time) [link]
for Singapore Red Cross Tidal Waves Fund
1900 112 1226 for a $10 donation
1900 112 1227 for a $50 donation
Mercy Relief for
Singapore Red Cross
1900 - 911 1150 for $50 donation
1900 - 911 1110 for $10 donation
Clarification about these numbers
Relief packages, $10 each to Mercy Relief. From 1st January
"NTUC FairPrice shoppers can buy relief packages for tsunami victims." By Rosli Abdul Razak/Farah Abdul Rahim,Channel News Asia, 28 Dec 2004.
Supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice is inviting shoppers to chip in by buying S$10 food relief packages. Each package contains staple food items like rice, milk and biscuits. Members of the public can buy these Food Relief Packages at S$10 each from supermarkets. Each package sold will then be sent to affected areas, including Aceh and India.
NTUC is working with humanitarian organization Mercy Relief on this project, and aims to raise S$100,000. Mercy Relief says this will kickstart its own programme, with volunteers in Sri Lanka within the next few days. Hassan Ahmad, executive director of Mercy Relief, said, "We've already got requests from our partners in Sri Lanka for food supplies and we will be using this contribution from NTUC to channel it there. "Its very natural; the extent of the damage there is the most extensive, and our partners there are ready to receive these relief supplies."
Donation cans will also be placed at all FairPrice outlets from Thursday 30 Dec 2004.
Sri Lankan Embassy
51 Newton Road, Singapore 308900. [map]
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 6254-4595 - 7. Office Hours.
The Sri Lankan High Commission repeated a call to Singaporeans on Saturday to stop donating clothes and items, but to give cash instead as it cannot cope with the load. [CNA, 1st Jan 2005]
The Embassy of Indonesia. 7 Chatsworth Road, Singapore 249761. Tel: 6737-7422 Contact the Secretariat, Network Indonesia on 6433-4932. [map] Office hours.
needed with packing Office hours.
Any sort of relief supply: food, clothes, shelter, medical, toiletries. Please pack (not seal) and label.
No in-kind donations. Only bank drafts and cheque donations. Contact Mr Avinash Singh Gill, First Secretary, High Commission of India, 31 Grange Road, Singapore 239702. Tel: 6238-2514/24 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy Relief call for volunteers [link]
Mercy Relief are in need of volunteers
in the following areas:-
1. People to man counters/collection-points at several locations in Singapore
This is for
the public to drop off donations in-kind and/or money. This will take
place from 31 December 2004 onwards.
Those keen may call 6332 6320 or sign up online: fill up the volunteer form and email to email@example.com and they will be contacted.
2. 15 January 2005, Saturday
is Mercy Relief's Street collection day. (Call to YEP Alumni).
They hope YEP Alumni volunteers that are still keen to hit the streets to get donations on that Saturday, can come forward to collect the tin cans on that day at several locations.
They are hoping volunteers block off 15 January 2005 to help Mercy Relief's street collections, specifically for the Asia Tidal Waves victims.
Dec 2004 - Singapore Post [link]
will collect donations to aid Tsunami Disaster Victims (until
31 Jan 2005).
Donations in cheque and kind accepted at any post office, postbox and through Speedpost pick-ups
Singapore, 30 December 2004 – Singapore Post (SingPost) today announced it will accept donations from the public via its network of postboxes, post offices, and Speedpost service to offer aid to tsunami victims with immediate effect until 31 January 2005.
SingPost will absorb the postage on all cheques posted to the Singapore Red Cross Society. It will also absorb charges for collection of donations in kind from households.
Drop-off of cheque donations at
For the public’s convenience, cheque donations can be dropped into any of the more than 850 SingPost postboxes located all over Singapore. Members of the public wishing to donate to the Singapore Red Cross Society should make cheques payable to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ with ‘Tidal Waves Asia’ written on the back including name, address and contact number, enclose them in envelopes marked ‘Singapore Red Cross Society-Tidal Waves Asia’ and drop envelopes into any postbox.
SingPost will absorb the postage fees for mailing of cheque donations to Singapore Red Cross Society for one month until 31 January 2005.
Donations in kind to Sri Lanka -
drop off at post offices, household collection points can call for pickup
SingPost is working with partner A&T Freight Management Pte Ltd to ship relief supplies to Sri Lanka, which has been one of the worst hit countries in this disaster. Donations of relief supplies such as canned and packaged food, clothing, blankets and sheets, as well as medical supplies are welcomed.
Members of the public wishing to donate these items should pack and bring them to any of SingPost’s 61 post offices located all over the island. Packages should be marked ‘SingPost Aid To Tidal Wave Victims-Sri Lanka’.
SingPost’s Speedpost couriers will also collect donations in kind (items as listed above) from households. Members of the public unable to make the trip to the post office may call 1800-222 5777 to arrange a pick-up. Charges for collection of donations to Sri Lanka from households will be waived until 31 January 2005.
For information, the public can contact SingPost’s toll-free enquiry line 1605.
Thanks to Tony Kwa!
31 Dec 2004: YMCA has initiated a Disaster Relief Programme to Sri Lanka [link].
Please read their briefing document carefully as it contains the mission objectives, risk, criteria, scope and the relevant contact details.
YMCA is mobilising volunteers
to help out in the disaster-stricken areas.
The areas of service of the volunteers will be :
(i) to provide medical help;
(ii) to comfort those who have lost their loved ones;
(iii) to facilitate relief organizations who need general helpers;
(iv) to assist in distribution of food/clothing etc.
(Maximum no. of days recommended for volunteers to be stationed in Sri Lanka is 6 days. New groups will go to Sri Lanka to replace the returning volunteers on a rotational basis.)
Criteria for volunteers who
sign up :
(i) People with a heart for people; medically and physically fit;
(ii) Age requirement - Minimum of 21 years and above.
Volunteers may have to pay for their own airfare which will be subsidized by Sri Lanka Airline
YMCA will be collecting
Cash donation for this programme can be addressed to “YMCA Disaster Relief Fund”. All funds raised will go directly to the relief and restoration work as well as purchase of relief aid and medicine.
Please read the briefing document carefully and contact YMCA if you are able to help.
Operation Restoration Sri Lanka - CNA report, 8th January 2004
SIF has set up the Tsunami Affected Communities Fund (TAC Fund) to assist with community rebuilding for the affected countries, especially India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand. Through SIF's partners and contacts in affected communities, we are collating information on the needs of affected communities as the situation develops.
Funds collected through the TAC Fund will be channeled to the process of re-building as well as to disaster mitigation. Hence, donations will go towards projects which provide sanitation, clean water, housing and healthcare. The reconstruction work will continue for many months and even years after, as the re-building process will be as long as the destruction was swift.
Please join us to help these communities pick up the pieces and re-build their lives. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, visit our web page to donate. You may choose to donate via cheque, bank draft or credit card.
See: SIF planning medium-term help for tsunami-stricken areas." CNA, 07 Jan 2005.
SIF YEPA Rebuilding Lives Programme
To support the TAC Fund, Youth Exepedition Programme Alumni (YEPA) is launching the Rebuilding Lives Programme, starting with a street donation drive on 23 Jan 2005. All proceeds will go towards the TAC Fund. We are looking for 1200 volunteers and hope to raise $500,000. Volunteers can sign up at the following website. See also the YEPA Asian Tsunami Crisis webpagee.
For more information on the TAC
Fund or the fundraising initiatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have leads or contacts for corporate sponsors, please email Lai Yee email@example.com
A form is provided here. Register with full name, address and contact number to be kept informed.
Singapore Sinhala Association/ Singapore Sinhala Buddhist Association (Sri Lankaramaya
Buddhist Temple) &
Maha Karuna Buddhist Society: Sri Lanka Tsunami Disaster Relief [webpage].
From the Singapore Sinhala's webpage [updated 05 Jan 2005]
We appeal to everyone to join us in this
humanitarian effort to provide relief to the victims.
For mroe infomation, kindly contact:
Or email to Singapore Sinhala Association:
You may give cash donations
For all CHEQUE donations, please make payable to:SINGAPORE SINHALA ASSOCIATION
You may deliver your donations to:
We appeal to everyone - regardless of race, language or religion - to come forward and contribute generously to the helpless victims of this calamity.
points at St Michael's Road and Marine Terrace are now closed. The
NEW collection point is at:
Please check their webpage for updates.
No more clothes or blankets please.
Address: 539A Bedok North Street 3 #01-477 Singapore 461539 [map]
Fax : 62423381
Contact: 6441 6586 / 6444 1966 - Just let the person over the phone that you wanna buy in bulk and they will get the right people to speak to you. They communicate mostly in chinese.
Description of item: 60 cartons of Daisy Milk packets (Ready to drink)
Cost: 60 boxes x 24 packets = 1440 packets for $552
Closest price in supermarkets elsewhere = $604 (savings of $52)
Remarks: Excellent service from a decent neighbourhood supermarket. Although its not spacious, its a cozy place to shop for items at a very good price. It was drizzling when I coordinated the transfer of goods onto a lorry. The people from the supermarket brought out their own plastic sheets to help to cover the cartons so that the boxes wouldn't get wet.
Date of information: 04/01/05
505 Beach Rd #02-179 Golden Mile Food Centre Singapore 199583 [map]
Contact: 6292 4074- Ask for Mr Su. He converse in chinese most of the time
Description of item: 60 sleeping bags
Cost: $9 each when you order in bulk
Remarks: After calls to more than 10 other shops, this was the cheapest. This shop is quite friendly too.
Date of information: 31/12/04
Clarification about the Mercy Relief donation number
Subject: Regarding the 1900-9111110 Mercy Relief donation mechanism
Yes, Red Cross does not have a dialup number to donate. Initially they started out only with cash or cheque donation.
Soon after, Mercy Relief, "on their own initiative" (quoting Red Cross), offered several methods for donation - phone, internet, credit card, cheque, ATM; see the Mercy Relief webpage. This donation was started FOR Red Cross but NOT INITIATED by Red Cross.
At the Red Cross page, under organisations helping to raise funds, Mercy Relief is listed at the top, with a link to their webpage.
I called someone from Red Cross this morning to re-verify this and they explained that this was an initiative of Mercy Relief.
Thanks very much for the alert! The webpage depends on people like you. And the scrutiny is important for donor confidence.
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 21:41:38
This number is in your website,
Not sure if it's really a scam.
If you receive a SMS request you to donate to Red Cross Society through phone, please DO NOT CALL the no.1900-9111110.
I already confirmed with Singapore Red Cross Society that they did not request people to make donation through telephone.
Some people may using this opportunity
to cheat money. Please be
If you wish to help tsunami victims, can
make donation by: Address
Originally developed from a post at cynics.info 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.