Burma Cyclone


Donations: Relief effort by United Sikhs by karenzr
May 8, 2008, 3:19 pm
Filed under: Donations, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

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:

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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
      • Cookware
      • 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.

UNITED SIKHS
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 http://unitedsikhs.org/myanmarnargis/

If you wish to volunteer please email sikhaid@unitedsikhs.org

Issued By:
Kuldip Singh
Director
UNITED SIKHS
Phone: 1-888-243-1690

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 http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php . Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://unitedsikhs.org/donate.php . If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation.

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