Burma Cyclone

Fundraising Concert for Orphans of Burma by karenzr

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.



Events: Moegyo team to host benefit in NYC this weekend by karenzr

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.


Dear All,

Please come and support us to raise fund for the victims of cyclone in
Myanmar (Burma).

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

Thank you.

The Moegyo Team

“Joining hands to save people life in Myanmar (Burma)”
Together, we can make a difference!

— Karen

8-8-08 calls for design submissions for cyclone t-shirt fundraiser by karenzr

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 info@8808forburma.org as a PDF, by July 2, 2008.


Donations: Burmese American Association of Texas by carpediemdg

(Via Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Students, Columbia Journalism School)


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:

  1. Donations by Credit Cards, go to www.baatx.org
    (Online donations are processed by a secure site)
  2. Donations by phone, please call AAFS staff at 713-339-3688
    (9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
  3. 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 baat.hou@gmail.com
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Donations: Commentary: How true is your altruism? by karenzr

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.

Update:Dubner discussed the piece this morning on the new NPR show The Takeaway.


Donations: International Organization for Migration appeals for aid funds by carpediemdg

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:

Chris Lom
IOM’s Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand
E-mail: clom@iom.int


Donations: new list of aid groups from the NY Times by karenzr
May 12, 2008, 3:00 am
Filed under: Donations, International Response, Media, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

How to help: Here’s a new list of charities from the NY Times blog The Lede.