Family Dog Saves 7 Year Old Boy

click here to read:  Associated Press



1/9/05 note:

Since posting the articles below I have learned of the very disturbing conditions and tortuous processes these elephants endure in their "training"... before reading the articles below, please see:  Tortured for Tourists


Click here to read original articles and commentary: 

Elephants Huge Help in Recovery Effort






I saw a clip on CNN about Roshan Baddeliyanage, a 14 year old boy in Maryland collecting all kinds of donations (food, clothing, money) to send to Sri Lanka.  It really touched me.

Please click here for his web site with info on where to snail mail donations:

Help Sri Lanka

I have written to him suggesting that he set up a Pay Pal account to facilitate donations.  Until then, donations (for people who do not have a Bank of America account) can be sent via your individual bank's online "bill pay" feature.  You would set up the following payee, then just send a payment (or you may send a check to the address via snail mail):

                                 Bank of America
Attention:  Help Sri Lanka Account
Payee Account ID: 
Payee Address 1:  Help Sri Lanka (donation)
Payee Address 2:  17501 - Redland Rd.
City: Derwood
State: MD ZIP:  20855
Payee Phone: 




In addition:

(from JVNA Newsletter)

AJWS reports:

American Jewish World Service is sending humanitarian aid to the people
affected by the tsunami.

For several years, AJWS has partnered with 24 non-governmental,
community-based organizations in the region on sustainable community
development projects.

[Arthur Waskow, author and director of the Shalom center adds : Because it is
the only Jewish organization deliberately set up to
assist non-Jewish communities to develop themselves, it is the only one with
these kinds of grass-roots connections and experience in South Asia.]

AJWS is working with these local groups to assess needs and provide emergency
relief - food, water, shelter and medicine -- and long-term development

Donations for this relief effort are being sought and can be made by mail,
phone or Web site:
American Jewish World Service, Asia Tsunami Relief, 45 West
36th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018, 800-889-7146 or make a secure,
online donation now.



Aid for Animal Victims of the Tsunamis (click on links below):


Animals in Tsunami Area

(multiple organizations listed by region)


Humane Society of the US 


World Society for the Protection of Animals


International Fund for Animal Welfare




Additional resources for tsunami aid can be found here:  Network for Good