Tsunami Victims

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To:         The Baruch College Community

From:     President Kathleen Waldron

On December 26 th , a tsunami resulting from a strong earthquake in the Indian Ocean claimed the lives of at least 147,000 people in Southeast Asia.   As an international community, Baruch College deeply feels the devastating effects of this natural disaster of catastrophic proportion.   As we await word of the safety of our over 750 students from the affected countries, our prayers, best wishes and deepest sympathies are sent out to all inhabitants and visitors of Southeast Asia.

In this time of crisis, members of the Baruch College community may wish to consider offering donations to agencies that will be deploying assistance to Southeast Asia during this time of need.   We offer this list of charitable agencies aiding the Asia earthquake/tsunamis victims   (from the New York Times, December 28, 2004): 

  • American Jewish World Service, 45 West 36 th Street, 10 th Floor, New York, NY    10018. Phone: 800-889-7146 http://www.ajws.org  
  • American Friends Service Committee, AFSC Crisis Fund, 150l Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA.   19102. Phone:   215-241-7000 http://www.afsc.org  
  • American Red Cross, International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243,     Washington, DC    20013. Phone:   800-HELP-NOW http://www.redcross.org
  • International Medical Corps, Earthquake/Tsunami Relief, 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA. 90404. Phone: 800-481-4462. http://www.imcworldwide.org/    
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, South Asia Tsunami Relief, Box 321, 847-A Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Phone: 212-687-6200, ext. 851. ( http://www.jdc.org/ )  
  • Mercy Corps, Southeast Asia Earthquake Response, Dept. W, P.O. Box 2669, Portland, Oregon 97208. Phone: 800-852-2100. www.mercycorps.org  
  • Operation USA, 8320 Melrose Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA. 90069, Phone:   800-678-7255  http://www.opusa.org