Friday, February 25, 2011

The Quake

Just a quick post to say thanks to all for the lovely emails and messages I've received in regards to the earthquake in Christchurch.

My family and I are fine - we live in Wellington which is on the other island - but our beautiful city of Christchurch is not.  It's a complete tragedy and competely heartbreaking.

I've had people ask how to help.  Well here in NZ we have several ways:
  • Phone 0900 33 200 to make an automatic $20 donation
  • FreeTXT ‘QUAKE’ to 555 to donate $5 or FreeTXT ‘QUAKE’ to 333 to donate $3 from any Vodafone mobile
  • Donate online at
  • Donate to the The Salvation Army appeal could call 0800 53 00 00 or do it online at
  • Donate in person at any branch of NZ Post, Kiwibank, ANZ, National Bank, ASB, TSB and BNZ across New Zealand.
  • Mail a cheque (made payable to New Zealand Red Cross) to: Canterbury Earthquake Appeal, Freepost 232690, PO Box 12-140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.
For those overseas:
  • ASB (one of our NZ banks) has opened an account to receive donations for the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake appeal. If you would like to donate, you can do so at any ASB branch or via online banking:
    ASB Christchurch Earthquake Support Fund: 12-3205-0146808-00
    To make donations from an overseas account, please use the same account number listed above with the SWIFT Code ASBBNZ2A. ASB will waive all incoming IMT fees in NZ from overseas payments made to the Christchurch Earthquake Support donation account.
For knitters especially there are several wonderful groups and people doing things:
These are just a few I've found and if I find more I will edit and post here under the list.  If those options don't suit and you would still like to make a donation I'm happy to organise it for you - we personally donated through our bank ANZ so I would be happy to send you a paypal 'invoice' for the amount you'd like to donate and would then pass it on to the bank - and send you a receipt to show that I have done so.

Words do not adequately express our deep sadness for all those in Christchurch who have had to endure this.

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