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Please choose from one of the organizations that are sending aid as detailed below; the organizations with staff in the region are noted with an asterisk (*).

Please designate your donation to "Myanmar Relief".

*Action Against Hunger; preparing to launch an emergency intervention of water purifying tablets, water and essential non-food items
*ActionAid; working in Irrawaddy, identifying the needs along with funding and emergency response
American National Red Cross; working with the International Federation and the Myanmar Red Cross
*American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); identifying the key needs of the affected population to supply funding and emergency response
*American Refugee Committee; distributing emergency supplies; pending approval of entry visas a rapid assessment team will be deployed
*AmeriCares; assembling life-saving medical and other humanitarian supplies to be shipped immediately
*Catholic Relief Services; supporting the emergency relief and response efforts of the Caritas Internationalis network
*Direct Relief International; partnering in Thailand and other neighboring countries to offer assistance to medical relief efforts
*Doctors Without Borders; staff on the ground to ensure delivery and distribution of relief supplies
*International Committee of the Red Cross; distributing preliminary and essential relief items
*International Medical Corps; securing emergency supplies to be sent to the region
*International Rescue Committee; deploying operations, logistics, water and sanitation experts
*Mercy Corps; helping partners on the ground bring relief to affected families
Oxfam; sending aid through partner organizations with a mixture of cash, technical expertise and equipment
*Rescue Task Force; purchasing and distributing emergency supplies while coordinating with World Emergency Relief
*Save the Children; distributing food, plastic sheeting, water purification tablets and other non food items
*UNICEF; providing child protection, water, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and education
Water Missions International; preparing up to 63 water purification systems to aid cyclone survivors
*World Food Programme; distributing food in cyclone-damaged areas of Yangon
*World Vision International; providing assistance in the form of zinc sheets, tents, tarpaulins, and medicine

Please designate your donation to "Myanmar Relief".

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); providing food assistance and medical supplies to communities in the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta region in southern Myanmar
American Jewish World Service; providing rapid relief funding to communities hit by the storm, particularly in the Irrawaddy River Delta
*Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team; sending a relief team from SE Asia to Burma
Baptist World Alliance; has pledged $50,000 to assist with emergency relief efforts
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee; is appealing for funds and planning immediate intervention
*Church World Service; initially providing emergency relief assistance and anticipates long-term assistance through the Myanmar Council of Churches Disasters Emergency Committee
*Food for the Hungry; joining in the relief efforts following the cyclone with their staff on the ground and working with to distribute food
Global Giving; providing emergency medical care, shelter, water and food
Habitat for Humanity; assembling a technical team to support long-term shelter reconstruction efforts
*Latter-day Saint Charities; have a field team in-country in disaster response
Lutheran World Relief; providing relief to the region through our international partners in the global aid alliance
MAP International; working with partner organizations on the ground in Myanmar and other international agencies
*Medical Teams International; a doctor and two seasoned relief are ready to give aid along with staff who are on standby in Jakarta
*Operation USA; responding with shelter, water purification and health care supplies
Salvation Army; dispensing rice, clean water and other relief
United Methodist Committee on Relief; expects to aid recovery efforts as opportunities become available
*World Concern; providing leadership to the post-cyclone humanitarian response
*World Emergency Relief; providing immediate aid to cyclone victims in the Thai Tak province on the Myanmar/Thailand border
Episcopal Relief & Development; working with church partners to provide water, food, and shelter to victims
Give2Asia; delivering funding for immediate and loner-term recovery programs
IMPACT of Chas Inc. (IMPACT Ministries); formulating plans to get food, water, supplies, and medical care into the country via partnerships
International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES); providing water treatment systems, shelter, supplies, and medical relief through partners on the ground
*International Relief and Development; lending regional expertise to support local Burmese organizations
MADRE; working Burmese women's organizations to reunite families; rebuild shelter and provide counseling to traumatized children
Operation Blessing International Relief & Development Corporation; sending two tons of rice to victims and delivering food and water purification tablets
*YouthAIDS/PSI; providing medical supplies, health services and clean water to those in need

Charity Navigator's Tips For Giving In Times Of Crisis

Charity Navigator
  • Give To An Established Charity
    Don't let an unscrupulous charity take advantage of your goodwill. Find a charity with a proven track record of success with dealing with the type of disaster and in the region in which the disaster occurred. Avoid fly-by-night charities created specifically to deal with the new crisis. Even well-meaning new organizations will not have the infrastructure and knowledge of the region to efficiently maximize your gift. If you do feel compelled to give to a new charity, be sure to get proof that the group is in fact a registered public charity with 501 (c) (3) status.
  • Designate Your Gift
    Worried that your donation will go towards the charity's general operating fund or saved for a future crisis? This is a very understandable concern. Many charities do encourage donors not to designate their gifts so that the charity can decide how best to utilize the money, but depending on your confidence in the charity's ability to make that determination, you may want to tell the charity exactly how to use your gift. By designating your gift, you'll ensure that your donation will be used as you intended. Most charities with online giving portals offer a check box feature so that you can tell the organization how to spend your contribution. If you are mailing in a check, then write a note in the memo section of the check specifying that you want your gift spent entirely on the current crisis.
  • Avoid Telemarketers
    Be wary of fundraisers who pressure you to make a contribution over the phone. Never divulge your credit card information to someone soliciting you via the phone. Instead, ask the fundraiser to send you written information about the charity they represent and do some research on your own. Once you feel comfortable with the charity, send the organization a check directly in the mail, or give through their website, thus ensuring 100% of your gift goes to the charity and not the for-profit fundraiser.
    Read Charity Navigator's Guide to Handling Telephone Appeals
  • Research And Follow Up
    As always, take the time to find a charity you can trust. Use our free financial evaluations to search for well-run charities worthy of your support. And be sure to follow up with the charity in a few months to find out (a) how your donation was put to use and (b) if the organization needs additional support to complete the recovery effort.
  • Give Online
    The inherent speed of online giving provides instant gratification to donors and offers charities immediate access to much needed funds. At Charity Navigator with the simple click of a mouse you can make a secure online gift to the charities we rate. Each transaction is processed by Network for Good, a trusted industry leader for online giving. Network for Good handled $24.5 million in contributions following the 2004 tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan Earthquakes.

Reprinted with the permission of Charity Navigator,, America's leading independent charity evaluator.

*Sources: AlertNet, InterAction and the organizations’ respective websites

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