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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

VSAT/Internet Help

From our comments section:

I am evaluating providing VSAT internet installation and other services to organisations that may have need of telecommunications and other IT/data/logistical infrastructure. Please see relief.verse.org for some details. I am also seeking interest from skilled volunteers (technical, management, medical, translation), and pledges of resources and funding to aid with this effort.
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Blogger Steve-USA said :

DONATE FREQUENT FLIER MILES from Airline Companies to charities. These will be used to transport relief workers and are a terrific way to contribute.

Following is an updated list of frequent flyer/hotel programs that are allowing members to donate miles or points to organizations directly involved with relief efforts in the recent earthquake/tsunami disasters in Southeast Asia. (All these programs have various other charity partners as well.)

• American Express Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards members can donate their points to the American Red Cross and UNICEF. Every 1,000 Membership Rewards points donated by members are converted into cash and then sent to the participating charity.

Members can donate in 1,000-point increments online at:

or by calling 1-800-AXP-EARN.

• Best Western Gold Crown Club
Gold Crown Club members can donate points to the Red Cross. Each contribution of 50 points is converted into a $2 cash donation to this organization. Members can give by calling their local Gold Crown Club service center, 1-800-237-8483, in the U.S. and Canada.

• Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles members can donate miles to OXFAM Hong Kong, UNICEF, ORBIS and C.A.R.E. Housing Society. The minimum donation is 10,000 Asia Miles with additional increments of 5,000 Asia Miles. Members can donate online at:

NOTE: Donations will be matched by Asia Miles mile-for-mile until Jan. 7, 2005.

• Continental OnePass
Continental OnePass members can donate miles to the Red Cross by calling the OnePass Service Center at 1-713-952-1630 or buy donating online at:

• Delta SkyMiles
Delta SkyMiles members may donate miles to American Red Cross, CARE or UNICEF to assist in their Southeast Asia earthquake relief efforts. All of these SkyWish charities are working to provide food, shelter and basic necessities to survivors. Miles will be used to send relief workers to the affected areas to provide services and supplies. You can donate miles by email, fax or mail. Please be sure to include the following:
• Your SkyMiles account number
• The amount of mileage you wish to donate
• The organization you want to receive your donation



Delta Air Lines, Inc.
SkyMiles Service Center, Dept. 745
P.O. Box 20532
Atlanta, GA 30320-2532

Note: You may make donations of any amount above a 5,000-mile minimum. SkyWish donations are not tax deductible for Delta or SkyMiles members.

• InterContinental Hotels/Priority Club
Priority Club members can donate Priority Club points in increments of 10,000 points to the following relief agencies directly involved in Southeast Asia: American Red Cross, C.A.R.E. and UNICEF. Members can donate online:

Or by calling the Priority Club service center at 1-800-272-9273.

NOTE: Members who donate their points to UNICEF to help support Tsunami relief efforts in Asia will have the points converted to U.S. dollars and added to a donation fund which will be matched by InterContinental Hotels Group up to a maximum of $125,000.

• Northwest WorldPerks
Northwest WorldPerks members can donate WorldPerks miles to the American Red Cross, OXFAM and UNICEF through the AirCares program. To make a mileage donation, simply call toll-free at 1-800-327-2881. The minimum donation is 5,000 miles; larger donations may be made in 1,000-mile increments.

• Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Preferred Guest members can donate their points to UNICEF. Members can make donations by calling 1-888-625-4988 or online at:

Members may transfer to UNICEF in any amount up to 999,999 points.

• Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
Thai Airways has introduced “Royal Orchid Plus Crisis Relief,” inviting all Royal Orchid Plus members to redeem their mileage points for nonprofit organizations in Thailand to transport medical equipment for the injured people. Royal Orchid Plus members may donate at least 10,000 miles toward free air tickets or baggage excess allowance to transport medical equipment for the injured in the Southern Thailand. These donations will go to nonprofit organizations in Thailand such as the Ministry of Public Health, Rescue Team and the Red Cross.

Royal Orchid Plus members may donate their miles by email to rop.telex@thaiairways.com or by mail to Royal Orchid Plus Crisis Relief, P.O. Box 353, Samsennai Bangkok 10400 by including their name, ROP membership number and contact numbers.

This donation relief effort is through Jan 31, 2005.

• United Mileage Plus
United Mileage Plus members can donate miles to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross through the Mileage Plus Charity Miles program. Members can donate a minimum of 1,000 miles by calling Mileage Plus customer service at 1-800-421-4655.

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Blogger Tina said :

PLEASE get in touch with Dan Henrich at http://thailandtsunamirelief.blogspot.com/

Thank you!

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