How To Lend a Helping Hand or Contribute

The following aid agencies are accepting contributions for assistance that they or their affiliates are providing for those affected by the earthquake and tidal waves in Asia. (We do not verify how these charities allocate funds or manage administrative costs. For help in choosing a charity, go to www.guidestar.org.)

Many Americans have expressed interest in adopting children who have been orphaned by the tsunami. The State Department, however, says such adoptions are not possible at this time for a number of reasons -- click here to learn more.

AID AGENCIES

Action Against Hunger

247 West 37th St.

New York, NY 10018

212-967-7800

www.actionagainsthunger.org

ADRA International

Asia Quake Fund

12501 Old Columbia Pike

Silver Spring, MD 20904

800-424-ADRA (2372)

www.adra.org

Air Serv International

6583 Merchant Place, Suite 100

Warrenton, VA 20187

www.airserv.org

Air Friends Service Committee

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

888-588-2372

www.afsc.org

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.

DC-South Asia Tsunami Relief

P.O. Box 321

847A Second Ave.

New York, New York 10017

212-885-0832

www.jdc.org

American Jewish World Service

45 W. 36th St., 10th Fl.

New York, NY 10018

212-736-2597

www.ajws.org

American Refugee Committee

Tsunami Relief

430 Oak Grove Street, Suite 204

Minneapolis, MN 55403

618-872-7060

www.archq.org

American Red Cross

International Response Fund

P.O. Box 37243

Washington, DC 20013

800-HELP NOW

www.redcross.org

AmeriCares

88 Hamilton Ave.

Stamford, CT 06902

800-486-4357

www.americares.org

Baptist World Aid

Asia Tidal Waves

405 North Washington St.

Falls Church, VA 22046

703 790 8980

www.bwanet.org/bwaid

B'nai B'rith International

B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund

2020 K. St. NW

7th Floor

Washington, DC 20006

212-490-3290

www.bnaibrith.org

Brother's Brother Foundation

1200 Galveston Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412-321-3160

www.brothersbrother.org

CARE

151 Ellis St. NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

800-521-CARE

www.care.org

Catholic Relief Services

Tsunami Emergency

209 West Fayette St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

877-HELP-CRS

www.catholicrelief.org

Christian Children's Fund

Child Alert Fund

PO Box 26484

Richmond, Virginia - 23261-6484

800-776-6767

www.ChristianChildrensFund.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)

South Asia Earthquake

2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI, 49560

800-55-CRWRC

www.crwrc.org

Church World Service

PO Box 968

Elkhart, IN 46515

800-297-1516

www.churchworldservice.org

Direct Relief International

27 South La Patera Lane

Santa Barbara, CA 93117

805-964-4767

www.directrelief.org

Doctors of the World - USA

375 W. Broadway, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10012

212-226-9890

ww.dowusa.org

Doctors Without Borders

P.O. Box 17090

Baltimore, MD 21203-7090

800-736-3467

www.DoctorsWithoutBorders.org

Episcopal Relief and Development

Emergency Fund

P.O. Box 12043

Newark, NJ 07101

800-334-7626

www.er-d.org

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

Food for the Hungry

Asia Quake Relief

1224 E. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

800-2-HUNGERS

www.fh.org

Friends of the World Food Programme

2 UN Plaza, DC2-2500

New York, NY 10017

212-963-4619

www.wfp.org

Habitat for Humanity

Asia Tsunami Response Fund

121 Habitat Street

Americus, GA 31709

229-924-6935

www.habitat.org

International Aid

17011 W. Hickory

Spring Lake, MI 49456

800-968-7490

www.internationalaid.org

International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent

UBS

Case Postale 2600

1211 Genève 2

Swift code: UBSWCHZH80A

www.ifrc.org

International Medical Corps

Tsunami Emergency Response

1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300

Santa Monica, CA 90404-1950

800-481-4462

www.imcworldwide.org

International Relief Teams

Asia Earthquake/Floods

3547 Camino Del Rio South, Suite C

San Diego, CA 92108

619-284-7979

www.IRTeams.org

International Rescue Committee

P.O. Box 5058

Hagerstown, MD 21741-9874

877-REFUGEE or 733-8433

www.theIRC.org

Islamic Relief USA

Southeast Asia Earthquake Emergency

P.O. Box 6098

Burbank, CA 91510

888-479-4968

www.irw.org

Latter-Day Saint Charities

Welfare Services Emergency Response

50 East North Temple Street, Room 701

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-6800

801-240-3544

ldscharities@ldschurch.org

Lutheran World Relief

South Asia Tsunami

700 Light St.

Baltimore, MD 21230

410-230-2700

www.lwr.org

MAP International

P.O. Box 215000

Brunswick, GA 31521

800-225-8550

www.map.org

Mercy Corps

Southeast Asia Earthquake

Dept. W

PO Box 2669

Portland, OR 97208-2669

800-852-2100

www.mercycorps.org

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development

Tsunami Disaster Relief

44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201

Plymouth, MI 48170-3869

800-556-3729

www.mercyusa.org

Network for Good

8615 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 1A

Vienna, VA 22182

703-265-3683

www.networkforgood.org

Operation USA

8320 Melrose Ave. 200

Los Angeles, CA 90069

800-678-8876

www.opusa.org

Oxfam America

Asian Earthquake Fund

PO Box 1211

Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211

800-77-OXFAM

www.oxfamamerica.org

Plan USA

Asia Disaster

155 Plan Way

Warwick, RI 02886

800-556-7918

www.planusa.org

Project Concern International

Asia Tsunamis Press List

5151 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 320

San Diego, CA 92123

858-279-9690

www.projectconcern.org

Project HOPE

Asia Tsunami Response

255 Carter Hall Lane

Millwood, VA 22646

800-544-4673

www.projecthope.org

Relief International

South Asia Response Fund

1575 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 201

Los Angeles, CA 90024

800-573-3332

310-478-1200

www.ri.org

SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office)

South Asia Relief Fund

615 Slaters Lane

Alexandria, VA, 22313

1-800-SAL-ARMY

www.sawso.org

Save the Children USA

54 Wilton Road

Westport, CT 06880

1-800-728-3843

www.savethechildren.org

Stop Hunger Now

SE Asia crisis

2501 Clark Ave, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27607

888-501-8440

www.stophungernow.org

United Way International

United Way South Asia Response Fund

701 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

703-519-0092

www.unitedway.org

USA Freedom Corps

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20500

877-USA CORPS

www.usafreedomcorp.gov

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

General Emergency Fund

333 E. 38th St.

New York, NY 10016

800-4-UNICEF

www.unicefusa.org

Water Missions International

P.O. Box 31258

Charleston, SC 29417

843-769-7395

www.watermissions.org

World Concern

Asia Earthquake and Tsunami

19303 Fremont Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98133

800-755-5022

www.worldconcern.org

World Emergency Relief

2270-D Camino Vida Roble

Carlsbad, CA 92009

760-930-8001

www.worldemergencyrelief.org

World Vision

P.O. Box 70288

Tacoma, WA 98481-0288

888-56-CHILD

www.worldvision.org