Friday, April 8, 2011

One Small Miracle

Philanthropy’s Response

Options for donors in the United States:

Network for Good's response to the tsunami. They have confirmed that the following organizations are mobilized to provide relief services:
AMERICAN RED CROSS (EIN: 53-0196605); Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters.

SAVE THE CHILDREN (EIN 06-0726487); Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter.

GLOBALGIVING (EIN 30-0108263); Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

OXFAM USA (EIN 23-7069110); Oxfam is poised to respond if disaster strikes vulnerable countries in its path. has set up a Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
Text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, 24480 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1244.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is also tracking efforts from charities.
Give2Asia launches Fund for Japan Tsunami & Earthquake.
InterAction has a list of organizations accepting donations for disaster relief.

Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) brings hope to over 4.5 million children in need every year by giving them new clothes, shoes, books, toys , furnishings and baby gear. This is made possible by manufacturers, retailers and licensors who donate NEW product, as well as individuals and foundations who provide financial support.. The agency utilizes a global distribution network of more than 1,000 local nonprofits. You can make a donation to the K.I.D.S. Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children's Fund by texting the word ALLKIDS to 85944 to make a $5 donatoin to KIDS on your mobile phone bill. Because K.I.D.S. has a 10 to 1 system of matching $10 worth of product for every $1 donated, your $5 will provide $50 worth of brand new merchandise to victims in need.

As for my contribution to the fundraising:

I have the generic version of the plot, in the sense of all that happens therein without actually relying on more reference than the news articles and videos and my imagination.

I'd love to at least give this a try in the next few days. The cycle as a whole, I'll rethink in about 13 more days, and see where I am. But if it comes, I'll go with it. Promise!

I do have music to record, you know.
And three new comics to draw...we're going to put together poses to go with our outline so we can both work on it.

Lately, too, there's the selling of said things that are made, such as appear in the archive of this here blog. But I am going to relax, make some time to exercise and hang out with friends, take this all in stride. Be truly grateful, you know?

Meanwhile, it's actually just 44 degrees F outside. I wonder if I'm in for another cold Southern California summer? Weird.

Be chill Cease ill

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