Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Myanmar Relief Fund: How you can help

The Star is, once again, doing its part as the paper that cares; this time to aid victims of Cyclone Nargis.

We're collecting funds, and it will be used to help Mercy Malaysia in its relief efforts in Myanmar, where items such as water purification sachets, medicine, tarpaulins and plastic sheets for temporary shelter are urgently needed.

Here's how you can help:
1) Donate: Cheques must be made payable to Mercy Malaysia. Write Myanmar Relief Fund on the back of the cheques as well as your name and address so that receipts can be issued.
Because of the urgency of the matter, the collection exercise will only run for two weeks - so you have until May 21. You could come personally to our office at Menara Star (address below) to drop off your cheques at the collection box situated at the lobby.

Or you could send your cheques to:
Myanmar Relief Fund Star Publications (M) Bhd
Menara Star 15, Jalan 16/11 Petaling Jaya 46350 Selangor.
For inquiries, call: 03-79671388 ext 1121.

Alternatively, you can forward your donations to the Foreign Ministry as it has activated the Tabung Bencana Kementerian Luar Negeri. Send your cheques to:

Mohammed Zamberi Othman
Ketua Akauntan
Kementerian Luar Negeri
No.1 Jalan Wisma Putra 62602 Putrajaya

2) Blog: As a blogger you could inform your readers on how they could help. Find out if there are other relief efforts and blog about it (Just make sure it's legitimate). Or copy & paste/link to this post.



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