I have emailed my friends and I am relieved to hear back from almost all! But I have not heard back from Thalib who I know through AikiWeb!
If you want to donate, there is the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) - http://www.dec.org.uk/
(UK web site)! It is a amalagam which incudes the Rde Cross!
It is not important where the organisation is, just give your cash!