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Friday, January 07, 2005

Share the Love

My friend Sameera, about whom I spoke earlier regarding his visa troubles, is a native Sri Lankan. Thankfully, he and his family are all ok. He's been volunteering with the Red Cross, and had this to say regarding donations:
If you guys or any one else you know is thinking about donating, please donate to UNICEF. Anna was right in saying all aid to all organizations is worthwhile. But UNICEF deals with children. And it is the children that need the most help. At the moment UNICEF seem to have the most comprehensive plan to deal with all aspects of relief concerning children, including their psychological well being. I believe you can make online donations through website.

Also, just FYI, the UNFPA is doing great work helping women through the crisis (just because your house no longer exists, or the local hospital collapsed, you don't magically become un-pregnant) and CARE is a reliable organization, rated very highly as far as percentage of donations that actually go to those in need and whatnot. Just my two cents, should you be looking for places to toss some dough.


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