Tsunami aid, information
December 30, 2004
Information about U.S. citizens living or traveling in southern Asia may be obtained by calling the U.S. Department of State at 1 (888) 407-4747.
The American Red Cross urges people to contact friends and family through normal means of communication.
No further assistance is anticipated to be needed from volunteers for this disaster at this time. Volunteers are encouraged to contact their local chapter for volunteer opportunities now and in the future. The Sierra Nevada Chapter can be reached at 856-1000 or http://www.nevada.redcross.org.
There is an outpouring of support from the public for victims of this disaster. People are urged to send contributions to a disaster relief organization such as the Red Cross. Donations will allow the Red Cross to purchase relief items directly in the region, eliminating the costs of shipping and transport from the U.S. Call 1 (800) HELP-NOW or go to http://www.redcross.org. Contribution may be sent to the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno NV 89502.
U.S. Bank has established a Tsunami Relief Fund. Contributions can be made at any U.S. Bank office. Donations will be forwarded to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Current U.S. Bank customers may donate by phone by calling 1 (800) USBANKS.