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Oh God, help me! Help me!"
Please Help the Survivors of the Indonesia Earthquake

"Oh God, help me! Help me!" Yuniwati, a 30-year-old woman, screamed in pain, as she was carried to an ambulance in downtown Padang. She had been pulled out minutes earlier from the rubble of a house, her face covered in bruises and eyes shut.

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is collecting funds to aid survivors like her. On September 30 and October 1, 2009, two deadly earthquakes struck near the city of Padang on Indonesia's island of Sumatra. The first a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 1:16 p.m. local time on September 30, while the second a magnitude-6.8 quake struck about 24 hours later. These quakes have left at least 715 dead, trapped hundreds more under flattened buildings, and made thousands of persons homeless.

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development's office in Indonesia has sent a Disaster Response Team to the affected region. This team will be providing the survivors with emergency relief supplies like food, water, essential household materials, shelter items, etc.

You may send your contribution immediately through the secure online donation form or mail it to:

In the US:
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Attn: Indonesia Earthquake
44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201
Plymouth, Michigan 48170-3869

In Canada:
Mercy USA for Aid and Development (Canada)
Attn: Indonesia Earthquake
Fiesta RPO, PO Box 56102, 102 HWY # 8
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5C9

Please make all checks payable to "Mercy-USA for Aid and Development" and write "Indonesia Earthquake" in the memo section. If you have any questions or wish to donate over the telephone, you may call us at 1-800-55-MERCY (1-800-556-3729) or (734) 454-0011. Donations are tax deductible (US Federal Tax ID No. 38-2846307 and Canada Revenue Agency Business No. 89458 5553 RR0001).

Thank you for your caring and concern.

Umar al-Qadi
President and CEO

PS Many companies will match the donations of their employees. Please ask your company if it has such a matching gift program.

PPS Dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development has an office in Indonesia and has been implementing relief and reconstruction programs for the survivors of the 2004 tsunami, earthquake survivors (including one that struck Padang in March 2007) and other vulnerable persons.

Mercy-USA is also a registered PVO (Private Voluntary Organization) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is a member of the American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction).