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FLiFF Cinema Paradiso helps Burma - CinemaDave

May. 7th, 2008 12:30 pm FLiFF Cinema Paradiso helps Burma

Myanmar Cyclone Relief Fundraiser
May 27th at Cinema Paradiso

In an effort to aid relief for the Mylanmar Cyclone victims, FLIFF will present the film
"Beyond Rangoon"
at 8pm at Cinema Paradiso.

Prior to the film at 7pm, a reception will be held in the courtyard featuring Southeast Asian and Indian Cuisine.

Tickets are $25 Gerneral Admission / $20 for FLIFF Members
and proceeds will go to the relief effort via Doctors Without Borders.

Myanmar cyclone survivors desperate for aid
YANGON, Myanmar (CNN) -- Bodies are being thrown into rivers by Myanmar cyclone survivors in desperate need of help.

"The government-run radio station said Tuesday that 22,464 are confirmed dead and 41,000 are missing, and the United Nations says that up to 1 million could be homeless."
Rivers said that bodies were being dropped into rivers and that survivors had only small amounts of eggs and rice. The area's rice mills are destroyed, leaving Bogalay with a five-day supply. Water pumps were also ruined, and fuel was scarce.
He reported destroyed homes along 30-kilometer stretches. In one area, only four homes remained from a total of 369. People were taking shelter under canvas sheets, and the weather remained...."

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Date:May 25th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

Burma Cyclone Aid

If you would like to help the Burmese people damaged by Cyclone Nargis you can send donations to:
Dhammaloka Buddhist Society, Inc.
2500 Acapulco Dr.
Miramar FL 33023
Phone: 954-962-3325
email: drpannajota@yahoo.com

The DBS is a tax free organization which will channel funds directly into the community and not via the military dictatorship government. Checks can be made out to DBS. Write "Cyclone Nargis" in the Memo section. You will receive a receipt for any donation you care to make.
Date:May 26th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Burma Cyclone Aid

I have it on good faith that this organization gets the donations to the people who need it.