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How to donate to Christchurch quake appeals

Published: 8:13PM Tuesday February 22, 2011 Source: ONE News

A number of appeals have been launched to help Cantabrians following the devastating 6.3 earthquake.

Red Cross
The Red Cross has launched an appeal.
You can donate:
- Online at redcross.org.nz/donate
- Make an automatic $20 dontation by calling 0900 73327
- By credit card or Visa debit card by calling ASB on 0800 272006 
- By cheque to New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, Freepost 232690, PO Box 12140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
- By direct credit transfer to a special appeal bank account:  Kiwibank 38-9009-0759479-00 and the account name is RED CROSS
- By direct credit transfer to a special appeals bank account: ASB 12-3192-0015998-02
- At any branch of PostShop Kiwibank, ASB and ANZ bank
- At Body Shop stores nationwide
Any offers of goods and services should be forwarded to the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in Wellington. The email address is emergency.management@ncmc.govt.nz

People in the UK can donate to the Red Cross there

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

Prime Minister John Key has launched the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. The global fundraiser is for the recovery effort in the city and greater Canterbury region.
Key said the appeal will complement others such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army charity drives. Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees mobile customers can text chch to 933 to make an automatic $3 donation.
Donations can also be made via internet banking, or at any branch of New Zealand's retail banks, by depositing into account number 03-0251-0039807-00.

Mayoral Fund
A Mayoral Fund has been set up for donations to residents of Christchurch. Use the following BNZ bank account: 02-0800-0849758-000
(An account number provided earlier was incorrect.)

Westpac appeal 
The Westpac Canterbury Care Fund now has $1 million available to provide practical assistance for those in need, working with the Salvation Army.
Donations can be made online to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal account number 03-0207-0617331-00, and through branches nationwide to the Salvation Army.

ANZ/National appeal
Donations can be made at ANZ branches or online to account number 01-1839-0188939-00.
They can also be made at National Bank branches or online to account number 06-0869-0548507-00.

ASB appeal
ASB has also opened an account to receive donations: 12-3205-0146808-00
Donations can be made at ASB branches nationwide, or via online banking. Across the Tasman parent company, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, is also accepting donations for the Red Cross.
Or you can donate directly to the Red Cross appeal using any NZ credit card or Visa debit card by calling ASB on 0800 272006 to make a donation.

BNZ appeal
Donate to the BNZ Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal account online or at branches nationwide - 02-0500-0982004-000.

Salvation Army
People can also donate to the The Salvation Army appeal by calling 0800 530000 or going to www.salvationarmy.org.nz
A special account has also been opened for people to donate online and through branches nationwide to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Christchurch Earthquake Appeal account number is 03 0207 0617331 00.

Kiwibank appeal
Donations can be made at any Kiwibank branch - account number: 38-9009-0759479-00

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
Caritas is also accepting donations. Freephone 0800 22 10 22; online at caritas.org.nz or by post: Caritas, PO Box 12193, Thorndon, Wellington, 6144. Mark correspondence: "Canterbury Earthquake Appeal".

Tax credit
Earthquake cash donations by individuals over $5 through approved organisations can gain a tax credit. Revenue minister Peter Dunne said donations were also tax deductible when made by companies.
The Australian government has also ensured Australian taxpayers are able to claim an income tax deduction for donations to the relief effort.

Text to donate
- Westpac and the Salvation Army have opened a text donation line for victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Free txt 'quake' to 5339 to donate $3 to the Salvation Army's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

- Telecom and Red Cross appeal to users of all New Zealand mobile networks. Text 4419 to make an automatic $3 donation to the Appeal.

University Student Associations
Appeals are being launched by students' associations at universities and polytechnics nationwide during their orientation weeks. These appeals will gather money and goods to assist charities helping with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.

Anyone at Auckland University wanting to make a donation should contact the association on 09 309 0789, or make a donation in person around the Student Union Building on the University of Auckland campus.

Pike appeal

Pike River Disaster Relief Trust chairman and Greymouth mayor Tony Kokshoorn announced the trust would no longer accept donations for the November mining disaster, which claimed 29 lives, and instead urged people to donate to the Christchurch earthquake appeals.

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