In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the Burmese desparately need our help. Here are places where you can donate now, while waiting for the Myanmar government to open its borders:
Foundation for the People of Burma – “Immediate response to the disaster will focus on working with our project partners in Rangoon and on the Thai-Burma border, to organize and financially support emergency supplies and services.
Relief International – “RI is activating local resources in Myanmar to provide emergency assistance to relief operations with a vision to transition to recovery efforts.”
U.S. Campaign for Burma – “Cylone Nargis Fund will be used to help people in rebuilding their communities and homes. This will try and fill in the gaps where other aid agencies were not able to assist.”
Burmese American Democratic Alliance – “BADA aims to directly fund the Burmese, the NGOs led by monks, and groups in Rangoon that are coordinating relief efforts.”
Quick thanks to local climbing heroine, Arlene Blum, who has been visiting Burma for years. She sent an email recommending these relief organizations, so you can trust their good works.