Before writing the main idea of the posting, I would like to greet happy belated vesak day for ones who celebrate it.
We all know that terrible disaster : cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and earthquake in Sichuan,China had caused pain and suffering.
I felt pain, remembering how sorrow and terrible of the condition in Aceh, Indonesia when the earthquake and tsunami occured in 2004 before the Christmas. One of the colleague was the victim as she went back to her hometown in Aceh and then the incident happened. Until the end, her existence was not revealed-her body was not found, even her bf and friend flied away from Jakarta to Aceh in order to find her, but they returned with negative result.
And now the number of the death in China due to powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake approximately reached 40,000 people, number of injured about 250,000 and dunno how many people have their houses destroyed. While in Myanmar, nearly 40,000 missing and as many as 1 million possilbl left homeless.
Let us give our sympathy and encouragement to the victims. There are lots of ways to make a difference and help them, it can be either by moral or material contribution.
To brothers and sisters, dont despair! the whole world teamed-up, hand in hand to help and pray. Hope the survivors recover from injuries, and though things never be the same again as their loss, do hope they can hold on to their lives.
For ones who want to donate (information from mailing list and other resources)
Myanmar as military based country that rejected donations, aids that the U.S have brought for them before, had opened up to receive aids and donation through UN and now from several fund-raising activities.
Be blessed that we’re still lucky, so any contribution counts, even single bit helps.