Time is running out! The people of Myanmar need our support NOW!!! Please donate and also consider helping us raise funds. Prevention of more death and disease is our goal and we feel we are positioned to provide funds directly where they are needed through our inside sources. The needs are more critical than ever yet there was not even a mention of the victims of Nargis in many major US newspapers today. We must keep this disaster in the forefront until the needs of the people are met.
On May 2, Cyclone Nargis devastated the delta region of Myanmar, causing more than 100,000 documented fatalities and leaving one million homeless. The final number of fatalities will certainly be much higher. It has been 10 days since the cyclone stuck and due to regime's reluctance to accept aid 1.5 million people have gotten no help and are dying. The Burmese communities and monasteries are trying to support the surviving victims, but they need money and resources. We cannot stand by watching aid agencies being scrutinized by the regime. In order for the Burmese who are already on the frontline to be able to help, they need more resources and your help. Your funds and fundraising efforts will save lives.
So far, we have raised nearly $10,000, and we are in the process of getting the funds to our sources within. With your support we will be able to send funds regularly. Please help us to double that amount in next 10 days to $20,000. Here are some specific ways in which you can help:
- Make a donation online at www.badasf.org.
(Or send check payable "BADA" to BADA, 1453 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706, USA
- Help us find matching funds (check with your employer or get a group of friends to pledge a certain amount)
- Host a fundraiser - large or small; we will provide speakers; presentations (even bake sales and garage sales bring in much needed funds!)
- Forward/distribute the attached flyer widely
- Forward this email to as many friends as you can with a personal appeal
- Encourage your friends to donate
- Write letters to your local papers (with our web address for reference)
- Contact your church about outreach tithes
Remember, the people we are sending money to are doing a great job taking care of their own, but they have no voice outside of Myanmar. We are the only voice that can help their actions materialize through our fund raising efforts. Our efforts will also encourage communities in Myanmar to provide for their own and at the same time develop community leaders who are empowered to deal with any other natural disaster. They are counting on us to save their lives! Please be as generous as you can with your support!
Thanks for your generosity!
More information including the answers to the commonly asked questions, please visit www.badasf.org.
Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA)
510 220 1323