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    Take Action: Support the Relief Efforts in Gujarat now!

    The targeted orgy of violence against the people of Gujarat, especially the minorities, has already claimed the lives of more than 2000 Indian citizens, and turned over 100,000 people into refugees in their own land. Islands of terrorized survivors huddle together across the state in over 100 miserable relief camps, in both urban and rural areas. Many rural camps are simply large clearings with thin tattered sheets strung overhead; the sides are open and hot winds continually buffet the human beings scattered like debris around the compound. Disease is spreading. In the relief camp at Godhra over 40 children are already suffering from measles.

    But the worst may still be round the corner. The summer heat and the June monsoon may be the last straw that breaks the will of these people who have survived what no human should have to live through. They have seen their children killed, maimed and orphaned; women stripped, raped, and burnt; their life savings destroyed - ashes scattered to the wind. Can their bruised and battered bodies survive the searing sun and relentless rain? They need your help. Shelters have to be built on an emergency basis, tarpaulin tents provided, food and medicine is urgently needed. This is a dark hour for India. Your help will ensure not only the survival of these brutalized people, but create hope for the survival of Gujarat as the land of Gandhiji and hope for a secular democracy - a country of which we can be proud once again.

    To facilitate relief efforts, we have put together this list of citizens organizations that are involved in the relief efforts. They need your help. While most welcome relief supplies (a list of material needs is also included), they are in need of financial assistance. These organizations will provide a receipt for any contributions made. Checks should be made payable to the Organisation where appropriate, and indicate “Gujarat Relief” on the back. Do check with your selected organization about relief reporting procedures.


    Citizens for Justice and Peace
    Collecting funds and relief material to be sent to Gujarat, also involved in awareness campaign, setting up citizens´ tribunal, etc. Will make available copies of audited reports on request.
    Contact- Teesta Setelvad/ Javed Anand.
    Nirant, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai 400 049
    Tel- (22) 6603927 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Indian Red Cross Society
    Providing relief in 22 camps covering 34,500 people. Food, clothes, tents, medicines distributed. Also restoring water and sanitation facilities.
    141 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road (Town Hall compound), Mumbai 400 001.
    Tel- (22) 2661524, 2644030
    Accepting Cash Checks
    80 G certificates Available

    Have been working with Muslim women in distress in Mumbai for the last 15 years. It provides relief materials to people in rural camps in outlying districts of Ahmedabad and Vadodra.
    Contact- Hasina Khan.
    1st Floor, CVOD Jain High School, 84 Samuel Street Dongri, Mumbai 400 009
    Tel- (22) 3705620 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks
    80 G Certificates issued.

    Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal
    Engaged in relief work in Shah-e-Alam camp in Ahmedabad as well as in outlying areas.
    Contact- Jatin Desai.
    Shantasharam, 299 Tardeo Road, Mumbai-7
    Tel- (22) 387206
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Center for Study of Society and Secularism
    Contact- Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer.
    9 B, Himalaya Apartments, 6th Road. Santacruz (E) 400055)
    Tel- (22) 6630085, 6149668 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Open Circle Arts Trust
    Provides relief materials to Fatehpura, Halol, Sukhsar, Santrampur camps in Dahod district
    Contact- Archana Hande.
    c/o Gallery Chemould, Kala Ghoda
    Tel- (22) 2833640 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Is sending teams of volunteers to Ahmedabad to do counselling, record statements, file FIRs, work with children.
    Contact- Flavia Agnes.
    4/A2 Golden Valley, Kalina-Kurla road, Kalina, Mumbai 400 098
    Tel- (22) 6180394 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks
    Also needs volunteers to go to Gujrat.
    Forum Against Oppression of Women
    Contact- Sandhya Gokhale.
    Accepting Cash Checks


    St.Xaviers Social Service Society
    Part of Citizens Initiative- A corrdinated network of 34 NGOs engaged in relief efforts.
    Contact- Fr. Moses
    PO Box 4088, Nr. Kamdev Mahadev Mandir, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009
    Tel- (79) 7910654 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks Electronic Money Transfers.
    Name of Account: St. Xaviers Social Service Society. Account number: 01100050714, State Bank of India main branch (0301), Bhadra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001, India. Swift Number: SBININMBBA204.
    Section 80 G exemption certificates issued.

    Ahmedabad Community Foundation
    Part of Citizens Initiative- A corrdinated network of 34 NGOs engaged in relief efforts.
    Contact- Bhavna Ramrakhiani.
    Tel- (79) 7910654/ 98240-34650
    Accepting Cash

    Is an Ahmedabad based Media Collective and part of Citizens Initiative- A corrdinated network of 34 NGOs engaged in relief efforts.
    Contact- Stalin K..
    Tel- (79) 6840002 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Contact- Renu/Cheenu.
    1, Tejas Apartments, 53 Haribhakti Colony, Race Course, Vadodara
    Tel- (265) 340223
    Accepting Cash Checks

    PUCL / Shanti Abhiyan
    Contact- Trupti/Rohit.
    Tel- (265) 334461

    Part of Citizens Initiative- A corrdinated network of 34 NGOs engaged in relief efforts. Relief in Panchmahal and Dahod
    Contact- Sejal Dand.
    Akshardeep Apartment, G 3, Jalaram 3, opposite Setu Pani, University Road, Rajkot - 60005, Gujarat
    Tel- (79) 6859794 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks


    All-India Democratic Women´s Association
    Contact- Brinda Karat/ Kalindi Deshpande.
    121, Vithalbhai Patel House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001
    Tel- (11) 3710476 email-
    Accepting Cash Checks

    Action Aid Society
    Contact- Kiran Sahi/ Malvika.
    Tel- (11) 6510254
    Accepting Checks

    Contact- Vani Subramanian.
    Tel- (11) 6854504

    Aman Ekta Manch
    c/o Jagori, C-54 (top floor), South Extension, Part II, New Delhi 1100049.
    Tel- (11) 6257015/ 6253629
    Accepting Cash

    This list was consolidated with the help of appeals and petitions circulating on the Internet. It is intended to provide citizens an opportunity to support Gujarat relief efforts. Please circulate this widely among your friends and family. The people of Gujarat need your help!