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Disaster Relief Organizations Seek Flood Donations

Groups in Germany and the United States have called for cash donations to help the tens of thousands in Germany and Europe who have been devastated by this week's massive flooding.


Charities are asking for a helping hand

The following charitable and relief organizations are asking for donations from all over the world. Inside Germany, money transfers can be made from all banks and savings banks. Wire transfers to German financial institutions can be quite expensive from abroad, but that's no reason for worry. DW-WORLD has compiled a list of major organizations in the United States that have set up relief funds for European flood victims.


Caritas International
Keyword: Hochwasser
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Bank code: 660 205 00
Account: 202

German Red Cross
Keyword: Nachbarn in Not
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Bank code: 370 205 00
Account: 41 41 41

Diakonisches Werk
Keyword: Hochwasser
Postbank Stuttgart
Bank code: 600 100 70
Account: 502 707

Die Johanniter
Keyword: Hochwasser
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Köln
Bank code: 370 205 00
Account: 88 88

United States:

Checks (no cash, please) should be made payable to:
German Flood Relief Fund
c/o Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Contributions may also be made directly to the fund at Riggs Bank, account no. 25445962.

The American Red Cross is also taking donations for its European Flood Relief fund through its Web site, www.redcross.org and the telephone hotline number 1-800-HELP-NOW.