Christchurch Earthquake Help - 22 February Quake

Christchurch earthquake help

Please give Christchurch earthquake help by donating generously to the charity funds listed below. As many of you know, I live in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was devastated by a large earthquake yesterday afternoon. This is the second major earthquake to hit us in the space of six months and the aftershocks are continuing as I write this.

Many buildings in the city are completely destroyed and people are still trapped underneath rubble as search and rescue teams attempt to free them. Most of the city is without running water - sewerage pipes have burst all over the city so what water we do have may be unsafe to drink, so we have to boil everything. Many roads and much of the other infrastructure are extremely damaged. You can see the extent of the disaster in this report:

Report on Christchurch Earthquake

The emergency services are in desperate need of donations. Please give what you can to the charity accounts listed below. (None of this money goes to me, these are funds set up to directly help people displaced by the quake and fund emergency services).

Red Cross Donations: http://www.redcross.org.nz/donations

Salvation Army Donations: https://secure20.salvationarmy.org/donation.jsp

We have a long road to recovery ahead of us. Every little bit counts.

Thank you and God bless,

Tom McSherry