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Pacific Tsunami Relief

By Sue Richards last modified Oct 03, 2009 07:36 PM

Published: 2009-10-03 19:36:27
Countries: American Samoa , Samoa , Tonga

Here in New Zealand, aid efforts to the victims of the tsunami are underway. Many people have relatives and friends in Samoa and Tonga, and volunteers and materials are en route to begin rebuilding.

New Zealand’s foreign minister Murray McCully, who has just returned from Samoa, encouraged aid in the form of cash donations, which can be used flexibly. There are several ways to do this:

NZ Red Cross online donations possible, posting regular updates of area status and relief efforts

phone: 64 4 472 5160

US Red Cross Online donations possible through credit card, Amazon or Google (looks like there is a way to report in that you are OK, too – useful).

phone: 1-800-797-8022 or 202-303-8380

Oxfam NZ donations – donate online or at a dedicated account through an ANZ bank

Account: 01 1839 0143546 00 (Oxfam)

[email protected]

phone: 64 09 355 6500

Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Donate at any Westpac branch. Funds provided to the Samoan government.


Susanne Ames
s/v Cheshire
Whangarei, NZ