On January 26, the people of Gujarat, India, along the Pakistani border at Rann of Kutch, were struck by a devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake. Death toll reports vary widely, with some ranging from more 20,000 to as many as 100,000. Bhuj, the town closest to the quake's epicenter, was the hardest hit. Field reports indicate that water, communications, power, fuel and medical infrastructure have all been destroyed or very badly damaged.
The Red Cross is on the scene providing relief. You can help in this recovery effort by making a donation to the American Red Cross and specifying the Indian Disaster Relief Fund as your donation target.
The Internet makes it possible for you to send a donation to this effort immediately. Click this link to make a donation. Next to the amount that you specify you can indicate "India Disaster Relief Fund" as the fund to which your gift should be directed.