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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Valley Organizations Working to Help the Tsunami Victims


Jan 7, 2005
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The South/South-East Asian tsunami disaster that occurred on December 26 is one of the largest natural disasters in recorded history.  With an estimated 150,000 dead, and millions left homeless and threatened with disease, hunger and thirst, the global community is rallying together to help the victims.  In the San Fernando Valley, there are community organizations and religious centers gathering donations of clothing, medical supplies, and money for the relief efforts.

œFirst of all, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the people of South and Southeast Asia and eastern Africa, and to the Valley families who have lost loved ones in this disaster said Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman).

œThe level of devastation in these areas has reached almost unimaginable proportion.  I commend the Valley organizations that are working to the assist the victims.  I hope that everyone in the Valley will join the effort to help during this very difficult time.

œMany of my constituents have called my office in Washington and Sherman Oaks to ask how they can help.  In response, I have put together a partial list of organizations in the Valley and nationally, that are collecting clothes, financial donations, medical supplies and other non-perishable items, said Sherman.

Groups helping include:

Tamil Rehabilitation Organization
18352 Keswick St. Unit 10, Reseda, CA 91335

The Sikh Temple
7400 Jordan Avenue
Canoga Park, CA

Watthai Buddhist Temple
8225 Coldwater Canyon
North Hollywood, CA
(818) 785- 3552

Hindu Temple Society of Southern California
1600, Las Virgenes Canyon Road,
Calabasas, CA 91302

Islamic Center of Northridge
8424 Tampa Ave, Northridge “ (818) 772-0906
18206 Victory Blvd, Reseda, 91335 - (818) 996-9116
1439 Encino Ave, Granada Hills, 91344 - (818) 360-9963
India Association of Los Angeles
9135-A Reseda Boulevard 159
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 360-2579

Indian Cultural Center
21213 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Los Angeles and national organizations are:  

Sri Lankan American Community Clothes Drop Off 
4516 1/2 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 327-8903

Operation USA
8320 Melrose Ave., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(800) 678-7255

Relief International
1575 Westwood Blvd. Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(800) 573-3332; (310) 478-1200

Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara
Sri Lanka Relief Fund
23916 Hemlock Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
(951) 485-6644
World Emergency Relief
2270-D Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 930-8001

Care USA
151 Ellis St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303-2440
(800) 521-CARE ext. 999

American Red Cross
International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, DC 20013
(800) HELP NOW

For further information or any questions, people should contact the above organizations or contact Shermans office at (818)501-9200.