Monday, May 5, 2008

It will always be Burma to me.

Look, I’ve never worked in a soup kitchen or built houses for Habitat for Humanity or dug wells for the Peace Corp., so I have no authority to ask people to donate time or money. But if you are feeling charitable these days, there was a really nasty disaster in Myanmar over the weekend and they’re looking for help.

Bad times.

Myanmar’s one of those sad little countries that’s been mired in civil war for pretty much forever, and from what I gather, misery is kind of the status quo. But as many as 10,000 people were killed by cyclones there over the weekend, upping the misery quotient to levels we (or at least I) can barely imagine. They’re ruled by a military “junta” - one of my favorite types of government to say; among my least favorites to live under – that’s very secretive and not formally recognized by half the international community. And so you know things are bad when even the junta is asking the rest of the world for help.

So, if you'd like to help, you can donate here, and while they haven't mentioned it on their Web sites just yet, here and here. No pressure. This isn't meant to be a guilt trip. Just thought I'd put it out there.

OK, mission to use blog for good: complete.


Red said...

Man, that sucks. Note to Self: Never move to Asia.

MelO said...

Oh, how awful!!

Way to use your "power" for good! :)