The following is an excerpt from an article posted in The New York Times in December 2018:
“A deadly tsunami struck Indonesia on Saturday, killing at least 373 people and injuring more than 1,459 others.
Rescuers were searching for survivors in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. It has been a devastating year for the country, which has seen a strong earthquake and tsunami, an airline crash and fires that together have killed more than 4,500 people, the most in more than a decade.
Nonprofit organizations and charities have mobilized to bring relief to those people affected by the tsunami. If you want to help, here are some pointers and a list of some of those organizations.
Sending Money Is Best
Experts say sending money is usually the most efficient way to help in a disaster. Sending goods like canned and dry food may be helpful, but there is always a chance that they might be misplaced or forgotten. They could also take longer to get to those in need.
Over all, it is important to research the organization or charity before donating. The website Charity Navigator grades charities based on transparency, accountability and financial health.
Groups Offering Aid
■ Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners and has mobilized a team to reach affected families. The group plans to provide emergency relief and assistance.
■ Doctors Without Borders has deployed a team to the affected areas to support local health providers.
■ International Federation of Red Cross volunteers in the community are providing emergency response.
■ International Medical Corps is working with a local aid organization to assess the most urgent needs of those affected.
Read the full post on The New York Times