At 12:51pm on February 22, 2011, New Zealand's second largest city, Christchurch, was hit for the second time in five months by a severe earthquake...
Internet Banking (NZ)
Account name: Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
A/c number: 03-0251-0039807-00
Donations can be made at any Westpac branch
Donations can also be made at any other Bank using the account number 03-0251-0039807-00
Telecom, Vodafone New Zealand and 2 Degrees customers can make an automatic $3 donation from their phone account or pre-pay balance by texting chch to 933
Call 0800 733 276 or 0800 RED CROSS. For enquiries from outside New Zealand: 0064 7 850 2199
You can also check the Christchurch earthquake person finder.
Photographs of missing people may help speed up the identification of bodies, the Chief Coroner's office says.
A spokesman said worried family and friends should provide information to the main Red Cross number of 0800 733276 about:
- distinguishing features, tattoos or marks on a person's body;
- clothes they might have been wearing;
- jewellery, especially distinctive pieces.
Anything could be helpful, including a last known location
ASSISTANCE IN OTHER LANGUAGES
The following numbers can all provide assistance in 41 languages. Simply call the number and when it is answered, ask for Language Line and the language you require.
- Red Cross - 0800 733 276 (from outside NZ call +64 7 850 2199 )
- The Government Helpline - 0800 77 9997
- ACC Claims - 0800 101 996
- Christchurch City Council - 03 941 8999
- Work and Income - 0800 559 009
- Child, Youth & Family - 0508 326 459
- Housing New Zealand Corporation - 0800 801 601
- Earthquake Commission - 0800 326 243
- Inland Revenue - 0800 227 774
- Healthline - 0800 611 116
- Business helpline - 0800 424 946
- Federated Farmers helpline - 0800 327 646
To help and provide assistance to Filipino residents affected in the Christchurch Earthquakes:
- The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
- Christchurch earthquake person finder
- Latest Christchurch Earthquake
- Christchurch Quake: Latest Info
- Christchurch quake: people run for lives as verandah collapses - video - National - Video - 3 News
- GeoNet NZ
- Christchurch Quake Map
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