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Tsunami Relief Campaign

The tsunami hit hard on 26 December 2004. Millions of people are effected in Asia and the world over. The calamity demands immediate international solidarity and help. GandhiServe collects donations for the relief work of the charitable Indian non-governmental organization BUILD - Bombay Urban Industrial League for Development. BUILD supplies medicine and erects huts for the numerous homeless in South India.

Read BUILD's appeal    Relief & Rehabilitation Programme - A BUILD Network Response

After the Gujarat Earthquake in 2001 BUILD helped thousands to overcome their trauma. Their experienced volunteers and staff members work selflessly and dedicated with a minimum money spent on overheads and administrative costs.

At present Peter Rühe, founder-chairperson of GandhiServe Foundation is in India to assist BUILD in their relief efforts. In co-operation with our sister organization GandhiServe India Trust we support BUILD's non-bureaucratic help to the victims of the tsunami.

You, too, can support BUILD's Tsunami Relief Campaign by

1) sending a donation to the following account

Account holder: Bombay Urban Industrial League for Development (BUILD)
Bank name: Indian Bank
Bank address: 288, Shiv Sadan, S.V. Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai - 400 050, Maharashtra, India
Account no: S/B. 4011

BUILD can issue tax deductable receipts if funds are transfered directly onto their account.

2) making an online donation using our secure server

Type "BUILD Tsunami Relief Campaign" in the Instructions Box

3) send your credit card details and the amount you wish to donate by
   a) fax to +49 30 7054054, or
   b) split email to; subject "BUILD Tsunami Relief Campaign"
You'll receive a receipt issued by GandhiServe. Your donation will be forwarded to BUILD immediatly.

Please help us to help those who are suffering terrible loss and pain at this time! Your donation will go straight to those who badly need your aid. Saving them was not in your hands but helping them surely is. With a donation of US$350 a hut can be errected that gives shelter to a whole family.

Please contact us by email should you have any questions. Peter Rühe can be contacted on mobile phone: +91 9892860987. Download his personal letter.

Please share this appeal with your friends, colleagues and relatives!