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Donations and Information for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

Date 
23 February 11

You will all be aware of the tragic earthquake that hit Christchurch on Tuesday 22nd February.
 
At times like this, it is hard to be away from home, friends and family. We therefore want to ensure that you have as much up to date information as possible, that you know where and how to donate to the relief funds, and assure you that there are thousands of other New Zealanders who are also away from home and are sharing your concern and grief.

Up to date media/ information


•    Live stream for today’s coverage: http://tvnz.co.nz 
•    Best live stream outside NZ (NZ servers may be overloaded): www.abc.net.au

Help/finding people


•    To find people in Christchurch:
      http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/
•    Helpline to report missing people: 0800 733 276 (within New Zealand)

How to donate to the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal from overseas


By phone:
•    To donate, please call Red Cross +64 4 471 8250

Online services:
•    Red Cross: Red Cross online
•    The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org.nz (To meet taxation and currency regulations, donations are processed within your country of residence. Donor preferences for the use of the money can be entered at a later stage, and will be respected)
•    Grab One: GrabOne website
•    Rotary New Zealand World Community Service: donate here
•    Banks:
     - Australia: the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is accepting donations for the New Zealand Red Cross
•    The Christchurch SPCA has opened a Pet Emergency Earthquake Fund. You can donate money here or to the Westpac account 030802 0586429 00.

How to donate to the appeal within New Zealand


Banks:
-    BNZ: Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, online or at BNZ branches, with no transaction fees charged on donations: 02-0500-0982004-000
   ASB: Christchurch Earthquake Support Fund in ASB branches or online: 12-3205-0146808-00
-    Westpac: Westpac Canterbury Care Fund, which is in partnership with the Salvation Army, either at branches nationwide or to the account number 03-0207-0617331-00
-    ANZ/National: Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, online bank account: 06-0869-0548507-00

Other:
-    Vodafone users can donate to the Red Alert Canterbury Earthquake Appeal by texting "Quake" to 333 to make a $3 donation to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal
 -   Variety NZ are helping the children affected by the earthquake - please donate online or by contacting +64 9 520 4111.

Social media sites


•    Twitter
-    find information by searching #eqnz
-    @safeinchch tells you who is confirmed safe & well in Christchurch

•    Facebook:
-    You can follow and interact with this group:
     Supporting Christchurch Earthquake 22-02-2011

Image source: www.nzherald.com