Saturday, May 10, 2008

Burma Cyclone Relief

The photos that are post in this blog are very graphic. They are from Free Burma Rangers, an amazing organization that sends aid in to areas of Karen and Karenni State that are most in need. They've been doing this for many years, long before there was a cyclone. They are a Christian organization, which is a turn-off for some people. They're getting food and medicine to places no one else will go so I say good on 'em. Scroll down for the photos.

I'm not going to try to comment on the situation on Burma because I won't be able to without totally understating or sounding inappropriately melodramatic. I'll just say that at Lars and Addie, I'll be donating 10% of sales to Burma to help with cyclone relief.

Banana Pants Clothes is donating 100% of its jewelry profits and 10% of all other profits to:

I'm not sure where Lars and Addie will be donating yet, but here are some of the likely places. This is a list from a friend from Burmese language class who was recently doing dissertation research in Burma. She got the list from one of her professors. I trust her judgment that these are all places where the aid is likely to get where it's needed.

ADRA International
Myanmar Cyclone Fund
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(800) 424-ADRA ext. 2372

151 Ellis Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) 521-2273

Project HOPE
255 Carter Hall Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
(800) 544-4673

Save the Children
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
(800) 728-3843

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
(800) 4UNICEF

World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98133
(800) 755-5022, ext.7706

World Vision
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063
(888) 56-CHILD


Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Thanks so much for linking me, Rhena.

Lesley of Banana Pants Clothes said...

Wow. I just stopped back by your blog to add it to my subscriptions, and I saw the pictures you added.

Look at all of the little ones. :(

Whenever I see such graphic photos, at first I think "this is disrespectful to these people," but I know that sometimes it's the only way to get people to actually understand what's going on (unfortunately).