Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Update - Tsunami Relief Info

I'm glad my posting last week was of help to others. I sent it out before contact info was readily available in the media. Getting onto all those websites was difficult since, happily, so many people were making donations.

For an updated list of organizations taking donations from Canadians, I refer you to CBC's webpage. Don't forget bank branches will also take monetary donations and, for those in Toronto, police stations as well.

Canadian Government announcements regarding tsunami relief and foreign aid. Excerpt from that page:

Until the UN donor conference in mid-January [January 11, 2005], when needs will be reassessed, the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency is matching dollar for dollar contributions that individuals make to recognized Canadian non-government organizations already involved in responding to the disaster in South and Southeast Asia. Some of these organizations include:

Canadian Red Cross
World Vision Canada
Doctors Without Borders
Oxfam Canada
Oxfam Quebec
CARE Canada
Development and Peace
Save the Children

As well, the date Canadians can claim donations on our 2004 income tax has been extended to January 11, 2005. See the announcement from the Dept. of Finance.

Let's do our best to make 2005 a happy new year for everyone!

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