California's Indonesian Population Reacts to Tsunami Disaster
About half of Indonesians living in the United States are in California. In the wake of the tsunami that hit seaside towns in Asia and Africa, relief agencies in the Valley are being contacted by people looking for information while others just want
Monday, December 27, 2004
The Central Valley is home to thousands of residents who have ties to the countries affected by the tsunami. Many of them first heard of the magnitude of the devastation while attending worship services yesterday. Shortly after the news spread, some local agencies started hearing from people seeking information about friends or relatives who may have been killed or left homeless. Jim Money, the Emergency Services Director of the Modesto chapter of the American Red Cross, says he expects the number of inquiries to accelerate. MONEY :06—They’d have to have information on last known address. As much information they can on the person they’re looking for. Local chapters of the Red Cross are only accepting financial donations. They say they’re not in a position to accept or deliver any material goods. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.