Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cyclone Relief in Madagascar

If you want to donate to relief efforts for Cyclone Fanele in Madagascar, you can do this through Catholic Relief Services. You can earmark a donation so the money goes to Madagascar cyclone relief. They are currently working in a strip down the west coast of Madagascar, including the cities of Morondava and Manja as well as, I think, surrounding rural areas.

They are, among other things, distributing food, medicine, soap, and clothes, and also trying to help repair infrastructure. Please send a donation, if you can. The cyclone hit the town of Morondava, which I know well and where I have a lot of friends and coworkers. About 80% of homes were partially damaged and 15% obliterated entirely. It's very, very sad.

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