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HOW YOU CAN HELP VICTIMS IN SOUTH ASIA

A number of religious and secular relief charities set up special funds to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in south Asia.

An ongoing list of relief resources, ways to help, and other information is available at tsunamihelp.blogspot.com.

Major charities involved in the effort include:

American Jewish World Service

Asia Tsunami Relief, 45 West 36th St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 800-889-7146; www.ajws.org

American Red Cross

International Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in south Asia have been helping relief effort. National Headquarters, 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. (800) HELP NOW or (800) 257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the International Response Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter - 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209; (716) 886-7500 - or to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. www.redcross.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

CARE

151 Ellis St., Atlanta, GA 30303; (800) 521-CARE, (404) 681-2552; www.care.org

Catholic Relief Services

Tsunami Emergency, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203; (800) 736-3467; www.catholicrelief.org

Christian Children's Fund

Child Alert Fund, P.O. Box 26484, Richmond, VA 23261; (800) 776-6767; www.christianchildrensfund.org

Church World Service

Church World Service will focus its relief efforts in Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. (800) 297-1516; https://secure.churchworldservice.org

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 1856, Merrifield, VA 22116-8056; (888) 392-0392; www.doctorswithoutborders-usa.org/

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Episcopal Relief & Development

815 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10017; (800) 334-7626, Ext. 5129; www.er-d.org

Food for the Hungry Inc.

Asia Quake Relief, 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034; (800) 2-HUNGERS; www.fh.org

Habitat for Humanity

Partner Service Center, Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498; (229) 924-6935, Ext. 2551 or 2552; www.habitat.org/giving/donate.aspx? link=33 Heart to Heart International 401 S. Claireborne, Suite 302, Olathe, KS 66062; (888) 800-4327; www.hearttoheart.org

International Medical Corps

Tsunami Emergency Response, 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90404; (800) 481-4462; www.imcworldwide.org

International Rescue Committee

PO Box 5058, Hagerstown, MD 21741; (877) REFUGEE or 733-8433; www.theIRC.org

Islamic Circle of North America Relief

www.icna.org/Merchant2/merchant.mv? Screen= SFNT&Store_Code=ir

Lutheran World Relief

South Asia Tsunami, 700 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230; (410) 230-2700; www.lwr.org

Mercy Corps

Dept W, P.O. Box 2669, Portland, OR 97208; (888) 256-1900; www.mercycorps.org

Oxfam America

Asian Earthquake Fund, P.O. Box 1211, Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211; (800) 77-OXFAM; www.oxfamamerica.org

Project HOPE

Asia Tsunamis Response, 255 Carter Hall Lane, Millwood, VA 22646; (800) 544-4673; www.projecthope.org

Save the Children

Asian Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880; (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

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

333 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016; (800) 4UNICEF; www.unicefusa.org

World Vision

800 West Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016-3198; www.wvi.org/wvi/donation/donation.htm