Resources to help victims of recent international disasters

The Australian Taxation Office has released an information sheet for people seeking to make donations to help victims of the recent typhoons in the Philippines and Vietnam, the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, and the earthquakes in Indonesia. The ATO advises that rather than setting up a new organisation to collect money, it will be quicker and simpler for donors to operate through existing approved funds.

More information is available from the bulletin on the Nonprofit News Service section of the ATO’s website.

Several of Philanthropy Australia’s Associate Members are accepting donations for victims of the disasters.

The Australian Red Cross is running appeals for each disaster-affected region:

Save the Children Australia is also accepting donations for the affected regions.

World Vision Australia is also accepting donations for emergency relief.

Oct. 06, 2009

 Tags: topical issues, news, disasters

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