Sunday, May 11, 2008

Keep the support coming

Red Cross boat sinks in Myanmar
CNN - 3 hours ago
MYANMAR, Yangon (CNN) -- A Red Cross boat delivering supplies to victims of last weekend's cyclone sank Sunday when it hit debris in the Irrawady Delta region, as the US prepared to deliver relief supplies to Myanmar.
Boat carrying Myanmar aid sinks; toll climbs beyond 28000 The Associated Press
Red Cross boat carrying relief good for Myanmar cyclone victims ... International Herald Tribune

Episcopal Relief and Development is one channel for aid.
ERD has established relationships with local partners in Myanmar to get assistance quickly to many of the most vulnerable people.

"Episcopal Relief and Development's programs in Myanmar have helped people achieve economic stability through education, vocational training, and micro-finance initiatives. We have also provided tools and training to improve the food supply and access to clean water," said Abagail Nelson, ERD's vice president for Programs.

In the wake of the catastrophic devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, ERD is providing churches and individuals with an opportunity to support people affected by this crisis.

"This is a major disaster that will require a strong and committed response," said Nelson. "Survivors urgently need water, food, and shelter. We must respond generously to save lives now and help people recover."


To help people affected by the cyclone in Myanmar, make a donation to ERD's "Myanmar & Cyclone Response" online here, or by calling 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief and Development "Myanmar & Cyclone Response" P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.
--the BB

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank God no lives were lost in the sinking. It's nearly impossible to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster.

Lord, have mercy.