Aiding Java quake victims

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first_img [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2San Dimas-based Buddhist charity Tzu Chi Foundation has medical teams and volunteers on the ground in Bantul. Locally, volunteers have been put to work collecting donations. To help, call (888) 989-8244 or mail a check to Tzu Chi USA, 1100 S. Valley Center Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773. The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting donations for its international relief effort. The American Red Cross is supporting the Indonesian Red Cross, and has provided about $219,000 for relief. To make a donation, send a check to the SGPV Chapter, 430 Madeline St., Pasadena, CA, 91105 and indicate the donation should go to relief efforts in Indonesia. A Baldwin Park Indonesian Baptist Church has raised $20,000 for earthquake relief, and leaders at the at the Gereja Bethel Indonesia House of Faith in El Monte are trying to coordinate a fundraising effort among churches. Local groups are pitching in to help survivors of the May 27 Indonesian earthquake that has killed more than 6,000 people and injured at least 30,000. Arcadia-based relief and development organization World Harvest has a team on the ground in Indonesia, distributing food and providing medical assistance, said spokeswoman Jinny Wong. The group is sending another team of doctors Monday. “Right now, a lot of villages close to the earthquake area have not been reached yet. The hospitals in Bantul are so overwhelmed it is frustrating the foreign doctors. It’s too much,” Wong said. Items most needed are baby food, tents and medical supplies, but monetary donations are much more efficient, she said. Donations can be made online at or to World Harvest at 301 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 201, Arcadia, 91006. last_img

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