President Cohon Offers Ways to Support Tsunami Relief
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President Cohon Offers Ways to Support Tsunami Relief

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

The recent earthquake and tsunami impacting parts of Asia and Africa have touched all of our lives. As we begin the semester, our continuing support of those whose family and friends have been most directly impacted will be especially important.

In the wake of this tragedy, many members of the Carnegie Mellon campus community have asked about ways in which they can assist in relief and rebuilding efforts in the affected nations. Carnegie Mellon Service, as part of the Student Development Office, has compiled a contact list of organizations that are serving as clearinghouses for many relief-rebuild efforts, detailed below.

Beginning on January 10th through the Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, January 17th, various individuals, departments and campus organizations will be tabling in the University Center, collecting monetary donations for the relief and rebuilding efforts. One of the highlighted organizations to receive funding will be the Brother's Brother Foundation. BBF, a 47-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $1.4 billion of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people in over 120 countries. Checks can be made out directly to Brother's Brother Foundation and either taken to the tabling in the UC or dropped off at the Student Development Office located in Morewood Gardens.

In addition, on Thursday, January 13, at 6 p.m. in the University Center, Rangos 3, a reflection and panel discussion for long-term community/campus efforts will be facilitated by representatives from the Pittsburgh Sri Venkateswara Temple, Carnegie Mellon graduate student organization AID India, and various other campus and cultural organizations.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer or sponsor a day during the Carnegie Mellon Tsunami Relief-Rebuild tabling, please contact M. Shernell Smith at 412-268-9510 or

The clean-up and rebuilding from this tragic event will be ongoing over the next several months and years. Thank you for any service you can offer to help victims recover from its impact. In so doing, you show to the world the compassion and caring that are central to our community's values.


Jared L. Cohon

Contact List of Organizations

Action Against Hunger
247 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018

ADRA International
Asia Quake Fund
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
800-424-ADRA (2372)

Air Serv International
6583 Merchant Place, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20187

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Inc.
DC-South Asia Tsunami Relief
P.O. Box 321
847A Second Ave.
New York, New York 10017

American Jewish World Service
45 W. 36th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10018

88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT 06902

Association for India's Development, Inc
PO Box F
College Park, MD 20741, USA
Local Contact:

Baptist World Aid
Asia Tidal Waves
405 North Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703 790 8980

B'nai B'rith International
B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund
2020 K. St. NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Brother's Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

151 Ellis St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Catholic Relief Services
209 West Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Christian Children's Fund
Child Alert Fund
PO Box 26484
Richmond, Virginia -- 23261-6484

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
South Asia Earthquake
2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49560

Church World Service
PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515

Direct Relief International
27 South La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Food for the Hungry Inc.
Food for the Hungry
Asia Quake Relief
1224 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

International Aid
17011 W. Hickory
Spring Lake, MI 49456

International Medical Corps
Tsunami Emergency Response
1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90404-1950

International Relief Teams
Asia Earthquake/Floods
3547 Camino Del Rio South, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92108

International Rescue Committee
PO Box 5058
Hagerstown, MD 21741-9874
877-REFUGEE or 733-8433

Latter-Day Saint Charities
Welfare Services Emergency Response
50 East North Temple Street
Room 701
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-6800

Lutheran World Relief
South Asia Tsunami
700 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

MAP International
P.O. Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 31521

Mercy Corps
Southeast Asia Earthquake
Dept. W
PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208-2669

Operation USA
8320 Melrose Ave. #200
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Oxfam America
Asian Earthquake Fund
PO Box 1211
Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211

Plan USA
Asia Disaster
155 Plan Way
Warwick, RI 02886

Project Concern International
Asia Tsunamis Press List
5151 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 320
San Diego, CA 92123

Project HOPE
Asia Tsunami Response
255 Carter Hall Lane
Millwood, VA 22646

SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office)
South Asia Relief Fund
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA, 22313

Save the Children USA
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880

Stop Hunger Now
SE Asia crisis
2501 Clark Ave, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607

US Fund for UNICEF
General Emergency Fund
333 E. 38th St.
New York, NY 10016

World Concern
Asia Earthquake and Tsunami
19303 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133

World Emergency Relief
2270-D Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA 92009

World Vision
P.O. Box 70288
Tacoma, WA 98481-0288

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