Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Christian Today > British Charities Tsunami Appeal Breaks World Record

Christian Today > British Charities Tsunami Appeal Breaks World Record: "On 20th January, the Guinness World Records announced that the response from the British public to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Tsunami Earthquake Appeal broke a World Record.

The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella organisation of Britain's 12 leading aid agencies which launches and coordinates Britain's national appeal in response to major disasters overseas. Members of the DEC are ActionAid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern, Help the Aged, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, World Vision.

Donations to the tsunami can be made through the DEC website. It was recorded that between 6:16pm on 30th December and 6:16pm on the 31st December 2004, the website received 166,936 donations, raising �10,676,836. With the timely help of BT and their increased capacity, this is the most money ever donated online in 24 hours. "


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