From a note from filmmaker Smriti Mundra:
My friends Shruti Ganguly and Riddhika Jesrani have put together a fundraising organization called Build Burma in response to the recent disaster in Myanmar. They have a $10,000 fundraising target on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, a reputable aid organization with an infrastructure in Myanmar (read: the money goes directly to disaster relief, not a corrupt goverment or corrupt NGO). I sincerely hope you will all donate even $10 to the cause. There are 561 of you on this list so if everyone donates we will be more than half way to our goal. Just go to www.buildburma.org and follow the prompts.
To read more about the situation in Myanmar or show support, join the Facebook group (search BuildBurma.org) and check out the website.
Well, a lot more than 561 folks here, folks, so let's see if we can help. I just did my part and make a small donation - your turn, everyone.
Know of other ways to help? Have a comment? Post below.
Don't forget to check out BurmaEmergency.wordpress.com for the latest news and info about the aftermath. And the excellent coverage by GlobalVoicesOnline.org in its special cyclone section.
PS: As of this posting, the total raised is $956.00. Let's raise that total, everyone!
As of Dec. 31: $10,000
May 18: $3,133.00
May 17: $1,100.00