Always thought that India was safe from the affects of Tsunami was a shock to hear abt the Wave hitting the southern India and having such a major impact.
Hope many people donate money to tsunami relief funds however small it may be the point to remember here is that even a amount negligible to us might make a big difference to some of the affected people there.
In case you want to have a look at how it was here is a link to some of the Tsunami videos Tsunami videos
The following has been extracted from Tsunami Updates site
In Pune :
a] Money in the form of cheque / demand draft contributions is an URGENT need. The payment could be made favouring : ‘Indian Red Cross Society’ and dropped at Red Cross office, Atur Sangtani Red Cross House, M.G.Road, Pune 411 001 OR with Ms.Vijaya Moorthy at 3 Silver Classic Apartments, S.R.P.F.Road, Wanowrie, Pune 411 040. You can contact Pune phone nos. 2613 0031 / cell no.98220 04752 for contributions. Red Cross donations are exempted under Sec.80-G of the Income Tax Act. Please mention your name /address/phone no. on a slip of paper attached to your DD/cheque.
b] MAITRI, an NGO, working in the affected areas of Tamil Nadu is sending out food items like rice, dal, mineral water bottles and dry milk powder eg.Amulya (1 kg.packs) on 7th January. Contributions of this nature can be made. Please contact Ms. Vinita Tatke at mobile no.94225 21702 OR email@example.com.
c] Doctors / psychologists ( only ) who can speak MALAYALAM are required for the Red Cross team to be sent out to affected areas of Kerala for relief work. Contact Prof.R V Kulkarni at phone no. 2613 0331 / Red Cross office 2613 0031 / Vijaya Moorthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above phone nos. pertaining to Pune. Those calling up from other parts of the country need to prefix 020 for landlines and 0 for mobile nos.
For more details regarding the above visit Tsunami Updates site
Here are some links to various Relief funds
Times relief Fund : – IndiaTimes Registration