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Thursday, October 1, 2009

When It Rains It Pours

Earlier this week, an earthquake and tsunami caused destruction and took the lives of more than 100 people in American Samoa, Western Samoa and Tonga. Since then, additional earthquakes in Indonesia have left thousands dead, injured and homeless. You can learn more about this disaster and how nonprofits are responding on Relief Web and on CNN's Impact Your World (Charity Navigator's partner).

As we said in our post yesterday about the Samoa tsunami, we hope those wishing to support the Indonesia earthquake relief efforts will review our Tips For Giving In Times Of Crisis. To date, the following charities are either providing direct assistance or are fundraising for the relief efforts:

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