Help for NZ (aka Middle-earth)
In the wake of the earthquake in New Zealand, the White Tree Fund has gathered some information to help as many people as possible during this crisis. This alert is a list of information and news resources and ways to donate. They are organizing a fundraising effort for the people of Christchurch. See (http://whitetreefund.blogspot.com/) for more information.
If you would like to make donations:
Red Cross New Zealand: http://www.redcross.org.nz/makeadonation (They request that any offers of goods and services should be forwarded to the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Wellington: http://firstname.lastname@example.org.)
OXFAM are accepting donations on behalf of the Red Cross because lines are overloaded – they will pass 100% of the donations to the Red Cross. https://www.oxfam.org.nz/_payment/donations.asp?code=26CC6D204F884D75
Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/research-media/media-centre/local-news/salvation-army-appeals-for-funds-for-renewed-earthquake-response (you may have to scroll down the page to find the donation section)
CARITAS, an NGO, supports the St Vincent de Paul Society and other Church agencies and is working with people in the greatest need. Caritas has already pledged $25,000 towards relief and recovery: https://secure.flo2cash.co.nz/donations/caritas/donate.aspx
For more information: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/christchurch-quake-appeals-launched-4038581
From Lara Sookoo (Founder, The White Tree Fund) who thanks you for your support.