When my Mama said she wants to address an issue through my blog, I can't refuse her, right? Lest the never ending supply of Fancy Feast Royale, Purina Supercoat and YLC Clumping Cat Litter will immediately cease. teeheehee...
So, here goes. Mama's "guest" entry.
I'm appealing to all of you to help the survivors of a number of catastrophe that has besieged our region recently - namely the earthquakes in Indonesia (Java Sept '09and most recent West Sumatra Sept/Oct '09), tsunami and earthquake in the Pacific islands of Samoa and Tonga, as well as typhoon and flood in the Philippines and Vietnam.
As an international humanitarian aid agency, we at Muslim Aid International, are always striving to deliver relief aid to the most deserving and needy people.
As we speak, a team from our Indonesian office is already on site in Padang and has been sending updates periodically. At present, communication with the badly hit areas is still unstable, adding to our frustrations further. Based on feedback from our men on the ground, we will then deploy the best possible method of delivering aid to the survivors. This may include sending back up teams from our offices around the region (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka) as well as partner agencies from Australia, Canada and United Kingdom. This concerted effort has been positively applied in Myanmar (Cyclone Nargis - May '08) and Gaza (Oct '08 - July '09).
To effectively deliver aid, we rely on the generosity of our donors from around the world. Further information about the emergency appeal can be found at our Australian and Malaysian offices' websites. Donations to both offices are tax deductible. Alternatively, donations can also be forwarded to our London office.
For further information about the disasters, please go to MAA Times, our online newsletter that will be updated as information arrives.
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