EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

In this time of need . . .

By now, you have all heard about the earthquake in India. The statistics -
7.9 Richter magnitude; 20,000 people dead; 50,000 injured; $4 billion in
damage - are mind numbing. Beyond the hard numbers, the scale of human
tragedy is immeasurable. As such, NetIP-LA is committed to helping its
members - YOU - make a contribution to the effort to care for those who have
survived. As a service to our members, we are providing the following list
of aid organizations that will gratefully take your monetary contribution.
In addition, NetIP-LA will be sponsoring an upcoming event to solicit
additional donations. Please feel free to pass this list on to others who
may be interested in helping but do not know how. Thank you in advance for
your contribution.
The NetIP-LA Board of Directors

Relief Organizations Taking Donations for Earthquake Relief:

1) PRIME MINISTER'S NATIONAL RELIEF FUND: Send checks in dollars or rupees.
Checks/Money Orders should be drawn in favor of "Prime Minister's National
Relief Fund" and sent to any one of the following addresses:
Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
Embassy of India
Attn: Head of Chancery
2107 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wire Transfer Information:
Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (Riggs Bank, Washington, DC)
Account Number - 08115910
Route Number - 054000030

2) INDIA DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF FUND (http://www.idrf.org). Donations to
IDRF are tax exempted in the United States (Tax exempt ID: 52-1555563), and a
receipt will be mailed to donors. Make checks payable to IDRF, and mail it to
the following address:
IDRF
Attention: Nagaraj Patil
1580 Hollenbeck Ave., Apt #4
Sunnyvale, CA-94087 USA.
In the memo, please mention "Gujarat Earthquake Relief."
For more information contact: Vijay Shrivastava at (770) 394 5031

3) VEDANTA SOCIETY OF WESTERN WASHINGTON
2716 Broadway E. SEATTLE, WA 98102
Phone: 206-323-1228
Donations to the Vedanta Society are tax deductible in accordance with the US
tax laws.

4) The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha will be collecting a fund for the Earthquake
relief in India. All contributions are to be directed to:
BAPS Earthquake Relief Fund
P. O. Box 891449
Dallas, TX 75389 - 1449
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha has played a major role during times of
Calamities throughout India, for details on the progress of the 2001
earthquake relief work by BAPS, please feel free to visit :
http://www.swaminarayan.org/news/2001/01/earthquake/index.htm
Ritesh Desai
(770)696-4798
ritesh_desai@email.com

5) AMERICARES
161 Cherry Street,
New Canaan, CT 06840
Contact: Elizabeth Griffin at 1-800-486-4357

6) AMERICAN RED CROSS (http://www.redcross.org)
Donors wishing to designate their gifts to India should make checks payable
to the American Red Cross--International Response Fund and earmarked for
India Earthquake Fund in the memo section of the check or an accompanying
letter, should specify India Earthquake Fund. Donor can use a secure online
credit card donation services or you may send Your donation to the American
Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.