The mounting human sufferings are almost unimaginable as the tasks of recovering continue after the double natural disasters this month in Myanmar (aka Burma) and China. In support of the ongoing efforts in both regions, we here at Freshness network and our sister sites, Sneakernews, Nitrolicious, and EN AVANT, each contributed to the cause and will continue to do so in the coming months. However, the scope of the matter still require more. So, we ask that our friends, fellow colleagues and dear readers, to please take a moment and donate (if financially permitting) to the Myanmar Cyclone & China Earthquake Relief efforts.
On May 2nd 2008, tens of thousands of lives were lost and hundreds of thousands of homes damaged when Cyclone Nargis unleashed high winds, heavy rain, and floodwater in southwestern Myanmar.
On Monday, May 12th, 2008, a major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, jolted southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Several lower-scale earthquakes and aftershocks followed in the same area. The quake destroyed many buildings in the area, as well as infrastructure like communication towers. According to the latest reports, more than 12,000 people have died and many more have been injured or are missing. Many schools were destroyed, including one that had at least 900 students in it. As authorities reach more remote areas, these numbers are expected to rise.
NOTE: Please be sure to donate to a reputable organizations or aid agencies.