Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Donate Now to Help Cambodian Typhoon Victims

Help us provide direct relief supplies - Please Donate now!

On September 29th, powerful Typhoon Ketsana, which ravaged the Philippines, raged through central Cambodia killing at least 15 people and injuring many others.
Authorities in Cambodia reported that thousands have been evacuated from their homes as the torrential rains and winds up to 145km (90 miles) an hour swept through Cambodia. First reports indicate that the Kampong Thom and Rattanakiri provinces were the hardest hit. Hundreds of homes in these areas have been damaged or destroyed.

Eastern areas of Siem Reap province have also been hard hit and are still flooded. Roads to the 'Muskoka School' are presently seeing water over a metre high in places.

In response to the urgent need to supply aid to those affected by this disaster, ‘A Mine Free World Foundation’ (AMFW) (www.aminefreeworld.org), a registered non-profit organization in Canada, is putting in place an Immediate Action Plan.

We are asking you to Donate Now to provide aid to those children and their families in Cambodia affected by this natural catastrophe.

AMFW Executive Director, and Rotarian, Lisa McCoy will be arriving in central Cambodia on October 10th to oversee direct distribution of much-needed food and supplies to those in rural typhoon-affected areas.
Any amount that you can give will go directly to assisting these victims.

So far, $400 has been raised but we need more to buy dried noodles, rice, canned food, water for many. Areas devastated are important rice growing areas and thousand have lost this precious food supply. In the coming months, these families will need food to see them through.

River levels are still on the rise in Cambodia.

Donations can be made through:

PayPal at aminefreeworld@yahoo.com,
by cheque to ‘A Mine Free World Foundation’,
906 Fung Place, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2A 4M3

More information and footage of the devastation in Cambodia can be viewed at this BBC link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asiapacific/8281950.stm

A Mine Free World Foundation provides educational and humanitarian assistance to those in mine-infested countries. and help us help those affected by Typhoon Ketsana....Please GIVE NOW

Thank you for your support.

Maria van Santen – Founder & Lisa McCoy – Executive Director
A Mine Free World Foundation
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