Filed under: Donations, Events, International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Burma, Donations, Events, fundraising, orphans, queens
3hird Medium Band will host a concert in Queens on July 12 to raise money for children orphaned by Cyclone Nargis. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. Complimentary food and drinks will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Concert kicks off at 7 p.m at the Walter Crowley Intermediate School, 50-40 Jacobus Street in Elmhurst. For tickets contact Ko Ye Lin at 646-299-1683.
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The note below is from the team at Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation, a group of volunteers from around the world who are working to bring relief to cyclone victims in Burma.
Please come and support us to raise fund for the victims of cyclone in
We will have different kind of authentic Burmese food, Cold and Hot
drinks, Gift Items, and T-shirts at the event.
Date: June 28, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Location: PS-150, 40-01 43rd Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
The Moegyo Team
“Joining hands to save people life in Myanmar (Burma)”
Together, we can make a difference!
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8-8-08 for Burma invites artists to submit original artwork for a tee shirt that will benefit relief and advocacy efforts for the peoples of Burma. Artists are invited to view the photo galleries provided on the 8-8-08 for Burma website to inspire their work.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com as a PDF, by July 2, 2008.
Filed under: Donations, International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Burmese American Association of Texas, Donations, Indo-American organizations
(Via Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Students, Columbia Journalism School)
ASSISTANCE TO MYANMAR (BURMA) CYCLONE RELIEF:
Indo-American organization leaders in Houston met with members of Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT) to discuss specific ways to provide assistance to cyclone victims at Madras Pavilion Sugar Land on May 19th 2008.
Options for donations are as follows:
- Donations by Credit Cards, go to www.baatx.org
(Online donations are processed by a secure site)
- Donations by phone, please call AAFS staff at 713-339-3688
(9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
- Donations by Cash/Check, please mail to:
Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT)
P.O. Box 3359
Sugar Land, Texas 77487
Payable to: BAAT Memo: Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fund
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Interesting piece in the NYT Freakonomics blog by Stephen J. Dubner about donations after natural disasters. Notes that international donations for Myanmar cyclone relief are still quite low– and that media coverage, not surprisingly, causes big jumps in the amount of money raised.
Filed under: Donations, International Response, Latest News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: Donations, international organization for migration, International Response, IOM, myanmar, thailand
The International Organization for Migration has assembled a team of relief experts and has appealed to the international community to cough up US $ 8 million for cyclone response. They have provided a breakdown of where the financing gaps are and how much impact the funds can have here. Those in the U.S. can donate on the same page and internationally you can donate here.
For more information please contact:
IOM’s Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand
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How to help: Here’s a new list of charities from the NY Times blog The Lede.
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I tried to do a story about some Indian guest workers in the U.S. a while back, but they never returned my calls. They did, however, put me on the United Sikhs mailing list. This came in a couple hours ago….
See Press Release here:
UNITED SIKHS prepares to aid cyclone ‘Nargis’ survivors in Myanmar
New York, USA – UNITED SIKHS Aid gears up for relief efforts in Myanmar. A devastating cyclone, ‘Nargis’ that made landfall on May 2nd brought catastrophic damage to the coastal areas of Myanmar. The government and media of Myanmar put the death toll at 22,000 with over 41,000 reported missing. The SIKH Aid team is in the process of mobilizing volunteers for much needed relief efforts in the disaster-hit regions. Survivors claim this to be the worst storm to hit the country with waves as high as 12 feet that swept away villages leaving more than 1 million people homeless.
The five most affected regions are Yangon (Rangoon), Ayeyawaddy, Bago, Kayin and Mon.
Given the magnitude of this disaster, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges the Government of Myanmar to respond to the outpouring of international support and solidarity by facilitating the arrival of aid workers and the clearance of relief supplies in every way possible. This can significantly aid the Government in responding to this tragedy.
UNITED SIKHS is monitoring the situation in Myanmar and working out the logistics with UN agencies. We appeal to everyone to contribute and support the Relief efforts. We will appreciate help with:
1. Food and Emergency Supplies
2. Medical Aid and Counselling services
3. Rehabilitation and temporary shelters
List of Items required:
- Food and water for evacuees – Non-perishable food, Rice, baby food, milk powder
- Water purification tablets
- Emergency supplies – Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap
- Health Kits and First aid Kits
- Cloths for men, women, children, shoes for children’s
- Mosquito Nets
- Plastic roof sheets
North American donor can ship the relief material to our US based Global command centre for Disaster relief at the address below.
95-26 113th Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
For more information call 1-888-243-1690
To meet the needs of survivors a great deal of cooperation would be required from individuals and like minded organizations.
To find out more about the disaster and related relief efforts, please visit
If you wish to volunteer please email email@example.com
You can help those affected by countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the UNITED SIKHS, which will provide immediate relief and support to those in need. Call 1-888-243-1690 for more information. Contribute to UNITED SIKHS through local chapter in your country
. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting
. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation.
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Below is a really interesting note from US Campaign for Burma about how they’re using the money they collect for the relief effort, sent out to its facebook group. Also, here’s a NY Times piece on the politics surrounding the aid effort.
Thank you for joining the US Campaign for Burma’s Cyclone Relief group! Many of you have asked questions about where the money goes…
From the US Campaign for Burma:
Cyclone Relief Donations
Cyclone Nargis relief fund that US Campaign for Burma set up will go to intermediate relief. They will be used to help people in rebuilding their communities and homes. This will try and fill in the gaps where other aid agencies were not able to assist. We are not able to give immediate humanitarian assistance because the military regime hampers and blocks international assistance. What we can do is help in the medium-term.
The people of Burma will be rebuilding their lives for a long time, and these funds will go directly to organizations inside Burma, led by Burmese who are earnestly working to help the people. For security purposes we cannot disclose who these groups are ( in the past the military regime has arrested those who accept international support). We will keep no overhead and 100% of the donations will go to the people of Burma.
The following message is from ABBA Sayadaw Ashin Indaka.
American Burma Buddhist Association launched the Cyclone Relief Fund
at the ABBA website. Kindly visit the website
. You will find the link “Direct help to
people in Myanmar for Cyclone Relief”. If you click the link you will
be defaulted to the page where you will find the detail information
concerning the donation.
Thanking you in advance for your kind consideration. Best regards.