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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Eating emergency rations in shelter.
In life, sometimes bad things happen. I had a couple of things that went wrong at work today and was feeling somewhat grouchy but they are so insignificant compared to really bad things that could happen in life. How many truly holy and selfless people do we know?

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan, I watch scenes of destruction and misery on the TV and YouTube. My heart aches and I want to contribute to the aid efforts. I was advised to wait for an official donation line that would benefit the victims in Japan directly. One such line is now available at the Singapore Red Cross:

A child at an evacuation centre.
How we can help?

The Singapore Red Cross is accepting monetary donations towards this disaster. Donors may do so with the following:

Cash Donation :
For walk-in donations, the SRC is open during the hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9.30am-9pm,
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am – 6pm.
Address: 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486.

Cheque Donation:
Cheques to be made payable to the “Singapore Red Cross Society” At the back of the cheque, please indicate:
i) Name
ii) IC/Passport No.
iii) Address and Contact Number
iv) “Japan Disaster 2011”

SMS Donation
Donors may donate via their mobile phones to 75772. For every sms, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster” fund.

*Please take note that all donations to this disaster are non tax-deductable.

I think the most convenient way to make a donation is by SMS. Since the donations are non tax-deductable, there is no difference whether they have my name and IC number or not.

Please help the victims in Japan. Many have lost their homes and loved ones. Let us help them to overcome the current difficulties and aid their efforts in rebuilding their lives.

Watch this video:

This is a sincere appeal and please accept my heartfelt thanks for your compassion and generosity.

You may visit the website of Singapore Red Cross here to verify the information given above.

Japan disaster: dead, missing toll tops 15,000. Read article here.
Another avenue to make a donation:

I was just doing some internet banking and found that DBS is facilitating donations to the Red Cross Japan Disaster fund and I have made my donation via internet banking. It is really easy for anyone who does ibanking with DBS. In the consumer reference space, fill in your telephone number.

16 Mar 2011 07:55 PM  Singapore
Your transaction is completed.
You may wish to print out a copy of this confirmation for your reference.
Pay From POSB Savings ***-*****-*
Latest Available Balance ********
Amount S$****
Consumer Reference No. ********
Date of Payment Immediate 
Transaction Reference ***********

Step 1: Log in to your DBS/POSB bank account
Step 2: Go to Bill Payment

Step 3: Add Red Cross Japan Disaster as a bill payee on your DBS/POSB iBanking account
Step 4: Confirm Red Cross Japan Disaster as a bill payee


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. Really sad to see the story unfolding bout japan. The people who stay to prevent the meltdown at the risk of their health really earns my admiration. Pray for them all

AK71 said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your prayers. Do make a donation to the Red Cross Japan Disaster fund as well if you can afford to. :)

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