WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT... THE DESTRUCTION IN INDONESIA?
Indonesia was rocked by an earthquake and tsunami, killing nearly 1,500 people — and the death toll continues to rise. Aid and supplies have come slowly to remote and damaged areas.
Even if you’re half a world away, you can help clean up the destruction and help those affected.
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Money is the most valuable thing you can contribute after a disaster. It allows aid organizations to minimize manpower while maximizing their resources.
Help the Indonesian Red Cross to transport supplies, water trucks, and ambulances to the hardest-hit and most remote regions.
Reunite unaccompanied and separated children with their families with UNICEF.
Ensure that tsunami survivors with serious injuries and disabilities receive the focused care that they need through Humanity & Inclusion.
See more verified charities at Charity Navigator.
TIP: double-check before donating items
Receiving and sorting through donated items can be a logistical challenge and requires extra manpower for aid workers after a major disaster. Learn more about how even the best intentions can do more harm than good in some cases.
Double-check with the organization or recipient directly to confirm if they did request items or that they are still in need, before shipping anything out.
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