[b]ORPHANS & the HURRICANE - Myanmar[/b]
In the wake of Cyclone Nargis, the situation in Myanmar has
become very serious. It is estimated that over 22,000 people have
died, and 1 million people are now homeless. Clean water is in
short supply, the price of food and basic necessities has
skyrocketed, and the government is being very slow to accept
Many of you have written and asked if we have heard anything
from our orphanages in Myanmar. Only ten of the orphanages we
assist in Myanmar are in Yangon, the commercial capital of
Myanmar. The rest are in Northern Myanmar and have been
unaffected by the cyclone. Of those ten in Yangon, we have heard
from three so far (Victoria Orphanage, New Heritage Orphanage,
and Shalom Children Home). They write that everyone is fine, but
their buildings sustained damages. We are trusting the Lord that
the children at the other seven orphanages have been protected
from harm as well.
We are posting updates on the Orphan's Tear blog -
http://www.orphanstear.org/blog/ - as we receive them. Below are
some reports we've received so far:
-New Heritage Orphanage lost their roof, and are going to need
help to repair their building.
-From Yangon Shalom Children home: "As you know we faced
hard weather. But by the grace of God we all are fine. Only our
bamboo house and campus are broken."
There are many more orphanages in Yangon besides the ten
orphanages we regularly support. You can help us send the urgent
help they desperately need. We will use 100% of the funds
received to repair damages to Yangon orphanages, including those
we don't regularly support. Any excess funds we receive will be
used for relief for believers who have suffered. This money will be
administrated through our Myanmar friends.
Orphan's Tear is a registered charity. To donate securely with
your credit card, please go to the following website:
100% of what we receive from you that is designated to the
Myanmar Disaster Relief Fund will be sent overseas to bring relief
to the orphanages in Yangon, Myanmar. You can contribute
securely by credit card on the above site, or by mailing a check to:
Heaven's Family, P.O. Box 12854, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Please
write "Myanmar Disaster Relief" in the memo of your check.
Heaven's Family is a 501c3 non-profit organization recognized by
the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are fully
tax-deductible in the United States. Heaven's Family is also a
registered charity in the U.K. and most gifts qualify for Gift Aid,
significantly increasing the amount of your contribution.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon