|Sunday, December 25, 2005|
In continuation to our efforts around the
disasters, the WorldWideHelp
group has set up a Remembrance Week. Here's how you can
Remembrance Week - 26th December, 2005 - 1st January, 2006
Last year, on the 26th December, an earthquake, and then a tsunami, killed,wounded, or impoverished hundreds of thousands of people in South Asia.During the course of the year, other disasters took their toll too. Most devastating of them: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the South-Eastcoast of the USA; and another enormous earthquake near Pakistan's border with India.
These disasters took their immediate toll, and, each
time, the world tried to help. But as calamity piled upon calamity,
there has been a certain amount of fatigue. Perhaps people's stock of
goodwill has run low. Perhaps seeing too much suffering hardens us.
But, the fact is, the suffering from those disasters has not ceased.
Parts of South Asia have still not recovered from December 26th, 2004.
In the USA, normalcy hasn't returned to New Orleans. In Pakistan,
thousands are still homeless, and may not
survive the harsh Himalayan winter.
group would like you to join us in Remembrance
Week. Here's what we suggest you do. Use your blogs, your home pages, your wikis, your newsletters. Link to
your favourite charities and NGOs, write a paragraph about them and the
work they are doing, and ask your readers to make a donation. (If you'd
like to find some more charities and NGOs, please take a look at this
page on our TsunamiHelp wiki, this
one on our KatrinaHelp wiki, or this
one on our QuakeHelp wiki.)
Please use this Technorati Tag: Disaster Remembrance Week.In another post, we will also upload a few more banners and buttons, with intructions on the code you must post to use them.
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