Monday, 18 January 2010

Helping the Haitians

The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 was the most devastating news to begin the new year. I do not need to continue more over here, for the daily visuals that was published in the local newspaper, on the internet and telly were enough to touch all ours hearts. However, aid was slow. So we need to act fast.

In this time of need, here are a few organisations you can turn to by pledging funds to help the Haitians:

World Food Programme have emailed me as I was involved with the Menu For Hope projects. On their home page, there's updated info on the emergency operations to feed the Haitians. Click here to donate using your credit card.

If you have been reading the local newspapers, you would have come across UNICEF's appeal. So all you need is fill in the form and send your cheque. You can donate online via here using your credit cards!

Over the weekend, the wet market at my area were dotted by people dressed in dark blue tees and white trousers. They were from Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation Malaysia, collecting donations from the market goers. If you don't see them in their smart uniform, don't fret. You can bank in your donation to their Maybank account 0040-6750-0119 with the payee as Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merit Society Malaysia. More info here.

Malaysia Red Crescent Society (MRCS) is appealing for donations for the MRCS International Relief Fund, in response to the emergency appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for US$10mil (RM34mil) to assist some 100,000 disaster victims.

Donors can sent cheques or cash to the following address:

Secretary General
Malaysian Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
32, Jalan Nipah off Jalan Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur

Cheques should be made out to the “MRCS International Relief Fund” with ‘Haiti Earthquake’ written at the back or bank in into
Account No : 5144 - 2210 – 2657

** Donations to the MRCS are entitled to tax exemption in Malaysia **

MERCY won't be able to send assistances to Haiti according to it's President as stated here. So try the above means.


Blog Revamping

Hello... I'm in the midst of revamping my blog to make my life a little easier. So do not be alarmed as work is still under construction.

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