06 May 2008

disaster in burma / myanmar

I'm sure you all are aware of the horrific storm that struck Burma/Myanmar recently, with a huge loss of life and many thousands left without shelter, running water, food, or medical care. If you're wondering where you might donate money in order to help with disaster relief efforts in Burma, one organization that has been already active there for more than two decades is World Vision. You can donate by clicking on the logo below:

A donation can help provide emergency food, clean water, blankets and temporary shelter, and cooksets. Your gift will also enable World Vision to stay in disaster-affected areas for the long haul, rebuilding communities and lives.

Other possible organizations to check are the International Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Update: A post at the "Network for Good" blog provides a seemingly comprehensive list of relief agencies at work in Burma.