People of different faiths were united yesterday in fund-raising efforts to help tsunami victims. Two hundred members of the Indian community gathered at Happy Valley's Hindu temple to pray for the souls of those killed in the disaster. The community has decided to send a five-member relief team to southern India. About 1,700 Buddhists attended a special memorial service held by 300 monks at the Hong Kong Buddhist Association Cultural Centre. Also attending were consulate representatives from six countries whose citizens have been affected by the tragedy - Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Belgium, Myanmar, Tanzania and Bangladesh. Association executive director Au Kit-ming said Hong Kong's Buddhist community had donated about $5.5 million - including $1 million from the association and $3 million from Po Lin Monastery - to the Hong Kong Red Cross. Joining the service, Pearl Ho Chun-yee said her cousin's son had been in Thailand when the disaster happened, but was safe because he was on a boat. 'I hope to do something for the victims so I joined the service. More people singing prayers together will be more effective.' The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has formed a five-member team to visit affected areas in southern India and the Andaman Islands. Mudhu Arunachalam, one of the team members going to southern India, said: 'We will meet the [Indian] government and visit the affected areas. Simply sending money and showing sympathy are not enough. It is going to be a long-term project.' Hundreds of people from three Indonesian groups met in different venues across Hong Kong yesterday to raise money for the tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia. They collected about $36,000 and held a minute's silence.