Tsunami Disaster Relief Funds

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/

Oxfam: http://www.oxfam.co.uk/

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 :


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!

Source: https://footballpoets.org/news/2005/01/06/tsunami-disaster-relief-funds/