Burma Cyclone Relief Project Update, May 2008: A great big thank you is in order for all your help in our efforts to provide aid in the face of the ongoing suffering, death, and destruction in Burma. We have closed the site to new donations, as we must now get the money into the hands […]
Burma cyclone relief
While taking a cooking course north of Chiang Mai, Thailand, my partner at the time and I watched a massive storm blow across the horizon. On our return to the city, we learned it was Cyclone Nargis, which obliterated a chunk of Burma, rendering 2 million people without food, shelter, or water.
Our plan to help out started simply; we would rent a truck, fill it with water, and drive it to the border where an aid worker could pick it up.
Within 24 hours, we had the Royal Thai Air Force and a C130 Hercules military aircraft at our beck and call. We could fill a truck on our own, but we couldn't fill a plane. And so we became reluctant and accidental founders of an international NGO on the fly....
Here is the (apologetically blurry) news story that the CBC National did on us!
Well, we’ve had some crushing blows in the face of all the work we have done over this week on our Burma Cyclone Project to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis, but also amazing victories in the face of it. After networking like mad in a country where we don’t speak the language and are […]
It is hard to believe that we have been at this Cyclone relief for Burma project for seven days now. It truly feels like seven weeks. All we can do is remember that our hell is nothing in comparison to the hell that the Burmese victims (who have no shelter, food, nor drinkable water) continue […]
This post was originally published in 2008. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. Although we didn’t personally meet with the Royal Thai Air Force today as hoped, we have received reports that they do not currently have permission to fly into Burma directly from Chiang Mai. They are in contact […]
This post about our Burma Fundraising project was originally published in 2008. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. As the world back home in Canada wakes up to the beginning of a new week, we are winding down on a Monday night. We are very tired. Being all too aware […]
This post about our Cyclone Nargis relief efforts was originally published in 2008. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. Click here for the full collection of articles and updates; a story grows to epic proportions. It has been a busy day, and tomorrow promises to be even busier with meetings with […]
This post about our Burma Cyclone Relief project was originally published in 2008. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. It has been a tiresome 24 hours since my last update here and our idea to deliver aid to the Burmese in whatever grassroots way we can. But progress seems to […]
This inaugural post detailing our efforts to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma (Myanmar) was originally published in 2008. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content. Read the full collection of articles here….it takes a bunch of turns you would never anticipate. Hello everyone. I am taking a break from […]