Everyone I’m sure has been moved by the plight of all those affected by the tsunami disaster in South East Asia.
For those who wish to donate to relief funds, or indeed to make further donations, this site was sent the following information, which we are happy to publicise.
The following information was posted up by Lima Frank.
I haven’t personally vetted them, but they look like valid links to the most prominent Aid agencies.
Care International: http://www.careinternational.org.uk/
International Red Cross: http://www.ifrc.org/
British Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.uk
Medecins Sans Frontieres: http://www.msf.org/
Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
World Vision: http://www.wvi.org/wvi/home.htm
Also, one of our regular contributors, Michael Adubato, does some writing for a website called Yanks Abroad.
They have come up with an interesting approach to the donation process.
Michael has put their appeal into the following verse :
YANKS-ABROAD HELP OUT
Football is the beautiful game
The great Pele would often muse
But nothing seemed the same
Watching the Boxing Day news
Giant waves, watery graves
Lives in Asia needing to be saved
Citizens of the world open their hearts
And pull out their plastic cards
Waves of donations start
Survivors still on their guards
Yanks-Abroad is doing their part
Wanting to help out as well
The players & staff & supporters
Giving from their enormous hearts
Jumping onto the humanitarian cart
Give to the relief
Through Yanks-Abroad too
You’ll be helping all those people
And may win something for you
You may soon be wearing with pride
A Fulham shirt from Carlos Bocanegra
Or even teammate Brian McBride
There will be many shirts to claim
Donovan, Convey, Beasley
Perhaps you’ve heard their names
So get out your card and click
Win a football shirt for yourself
Your dad or your mom
If you don’t give here
Give elsewhere, it’s all the same
Help the unfortunate
Support the beautiful game
note from Mike :
Here is a way we at the Footballpoets can help out. By donating to Yanks-Abroad, you will also be entered into a raffle to win football shirts from the Americans playing in Europe. Please go to the site – www.yanks-abroad.com – and make a donation. Thanks!