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RED CROSS DONATIONS FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Postby RED CROSS DONATIONS TSU » Thu, 30 Dec 2004 1:09 am

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 52/1/.html

And now there are easier ways to donate.

For DBSBank and OCBC Bank customers, they can simply use the ATM or go online.

Donation hotlines open on Thursday, where you can call 1900-112 1226 or SMS *1226 to make a $10 donation or call 1900-112 1227 or SMS *1227 to make a $50 donation.


SINGAPORE : There will be no new target set for the Singapore Red Cross after it crossed the $2 million mark on Wednesday.

$1 million has been raised from public donations alone, with another $1 million from corporate donors.



This does not include the Singapore Government's $500,000 contribution.

At the same time, the Red Cross is expanding the number of ways Singaporeans can help.

From Thursday, the public can call or send SMS to donation hotlines to make their contributions.

It is the biggest turn-out seen for any Red Cross appeal.

Vehicles lined its premises at Penang Lane as Singaporeans, young and old, literally came in droves to do their part to help the tsunami victims.


Companies are also doing their bit.

SingTel opened the donation hotlines and even a moblog site for organisations and individuals to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Alcan Packaging launched a company wide appeal from employees - with a dollar-for-dollar match by the company.

At Breadtalk, special relief buns are being sold at $2.30 each - with 90 cents going to the Red Cross appeal fund. It aims to raise $90,000.

There were also heartwarming gestures too. Six boxes of chicken pies were specially delivered by M Hotels for the Red Cross volunteers. - CNA
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