Friday, October 2, 2009

Mama's "Guest" Entry

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.

Dear All,
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.
Click on either one of the logos below to make online donations.


Naz in Norway said...

Will do asap :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Naz,
We lurve you...meow!

Cheqna said...

Thanks to ur Mama for the post/reminder...the least we could do is to pray for those who are killed, missing, survivors..and the aid workers too.

to ur Mama ~ may Allah SWT bless her and reward her for d good deeds...ameen.

is Sydney ok by now?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Its been raining buckets since friday. There was flash flood and hailstorm too. So, no, Sydney is still not OK.

Lee said...

Hi Cat, sad to read of what happened there.
Yes, we here too have the Red Cross and Salvation Army to donate to.
Nice of your mom. Lee.

Abdullah Mohd Nawi said...

Salam cat n mama,

Sometimes we all take for granted what we have, and forget abt what other people don't have...

And sometimes we need a reminder.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
This is what my Mama does for a living now. Took early retirement from corporate life and now devote 24/7 to humanitarian work. Life is too short, she said, to be spent on petty things like office politics, bad bosses/subordinates etc etc. Mama experienced earthquake herself in March 2005 when she was on a field trip to Acheh then. That was reality check, she said.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Father of Biscuit,
Yes, we do take everything for granted, a lot, nowadays. And sometimes forget to count our blessings and good fortune.