But I didn't get there in time for the cyclefit class because I had to put up some last-minute red cross donation flash movies on our websites.
The embarassing part? Several of us were thanked in a department-wide email for staying late, "Adina (who skipped spinning class to help out)". I am so embarassed.
India is not accepting foreign aid for the disaster, but some terrific local NGO's who send "catalyst" workers to galvanize and organize locals (so that survivors can participate in the relief effort) are accepting donations through the Indian Social Insitute: I got this email from Nirantar, the NGO I worked with In India.
For friends sending donations from abroad, kindly send your contribution through direct remittance to the Indian Social Institute Bank Account. The details are as follows: Indian Overseas Bank SB A/c No. 5876 (fc) Lok Kala Manch Branch 20 Institutional Area Lodi Road New Delhi 110003 Swift Code No. 10BAINBBA837 Branch Code 1498
So if you would like to donate specifically to India, this is a way to do it.