Monday, March 14, 2011

Mercy Relief Singaporeans work to raise funds

 The disaster in Japan has spawned a ground-swell of fund-raising efforts in Singapore.

From humanitarian organisations to companies and individuals, Singaporeans are coming together to do their bit. Mercy Relief and the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) have received fund-raising permits to accept donations from the public and a two-person Mercy Relief team is in Japan to determine the needs there before sending over supplies such as ready-to-eat porridge.

According to SRC, banks such as Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, as well as individuals have come forward offering help. It is also working with The Japanese Association to raise funds.

The SRC is also working with DBS, OCBC and UOB to allow donations through ATMs and the Internet.

Mercy Relief (MR) stands ready to deploy assistance to Japan following the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami. MR will accept donations from the public to procure relief supplies. Monitoring of the ground conditions will continue to further ascertain the extent of the damage and nature of support required by the local authorities and affected communities.

Fundraising efforts:

MR has received its fundraising permit from the Commissioner of Charities to accept donations from the public through the following modes:

Crossed to ‘Mercy Relief Limited’, indicating ‘Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief’ on the reverse, and send to 160 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-1568, Singapore 310160

Present personally at 160 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-1568, Singapore 310160

Transfer donations directly to Mercy Relief’s DBS Current Account 054-900493-6

Via eNets

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