Here’s a link to the Christchurch diocese latest earthquake update. It contains an account of the 22 February earthquake from the NZ Catholic, a message from the Bishop, a message from the Pope, and some news from the Carmelites.The following organisations are accepting donations for those affected by the earthquake.
Donate online at http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz
By Post: The Salvation Army , PO Box 27 001 Marion Square, Wellington 6141, New Zealand.
Please specify that your donation is for the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.
The Red Cross has launched an 0900 Appeal. Members of the public can make an automatic $20 donation by phoning 0900 33 200. Telecom is offsetting all charges for Red Cross relating to that number, ensuring 100% of donations go to the fund.
ASB Donations can be made at any ASB branch, via internet banking direct to the appeal account, or through ASB’s Contact Centre (0800 803 804). Merchant fees for credit card transactions have been waived for these donations. Account details are: Canterbury Earthquake Appeal 2010, 12-3192-0015998-01
ANZ and National Bank branches nationwide.
ANZ branch (account number: 01-1839-0188939-00) or at any National Bank (account number: 06-0869-0548507-00).
The account number is 38-9009-0759479-00 and the account name is Red Cross.
BNZ Donations can be made at any BNZ branch or online to:
Canterbury Mayoral Relief Fund Appeal Account: 02-0800-0840040-000
BNZ Salvation Army Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Account: 02-0500-0989994-000
BNZ Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Account: 02-0500-0982004-000