The terrible situation is Burma calls out to all of us to do what we can.
Project Enlighten, a sister organization of ours, has put together a program to assist, and already has Lisa McCoy on the ground to manage the assistance.
Asad Rahman sent out the following appeal, and we repeat it here:
Dear friends and family-
Project Enlighten has sent PE Team member & Burma Education Coordinator Lisa McCoy to Mae Sot on the Thai/Burma border this morning!
Our focus is to raise $10,000 this week to help aid in the massive relief effort. We desperately need your valued donations!!
We are coordinating with organizations on the Thai-Burma border that are assisting in the delivery of desperately needed supplies, food and medicine. The groups are comprised of and run by local Burmese, whom are effectively providing aid. Our partners in the region are offering their assistance without administrative costs; therefore 100% of the money given goes towards direct and immediate aid to the cyclone survivors!
Lisa will be on the ground in Mae Sot assuring accountability of all funds raised!
You know how desperate the situation is, children and families are dying hourly due to lack of basic supplies, WE have an opportunity to save lives and help those in an otherwise hopeless situation. Again our goal is to raise $10,000 this week! Will you forgo a basic pleasure like a dinner at your favorite restaurant this week to save a life?
Help us raise money, Help us raise HOPE!
To donate to Project Enlighten's Burmese Relief Efforts, click on the following link and then click on the PayPal button.
DONATE HERE FOR BURMESE RELIEF: http://projectenlighten.com/donate.html