Wednesday, January 12, 2005

World Relief Day

The Captain has declared today World Relief Day. He and his friends are hoping to raise $50K for World Vision's tsunami relief fund by the end of today (they originally hoped for $5K, but when, before the day had even begun, they were already over $25K, they upped their goal to $50K). So if you'd like to chip in towards this goal, go here.

And while I'm at it, Chabad of Thailand needs some money too. Its activities, and therefore its goals, are rather more limited than World Vision's; the entire Chabad contingent in Thailand is six families and a dozen student volunteers, but that small group has been working flat out, and has run up large (for its scale) and unexpected expenses. Chabad of Thailand is headed by the Chief Rabbi of Thailand, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor. I've known him for over 30 years, and he's a close friend of two of my brothers, so I can say with some confidence that donations to this cause will not be wasted on administrative overhead or lavish expense accounts. If they happen to raise more than they need for this particular emergency, I'm sure the surplus will be put to good use, but last I heard they were nowhere near having that problem... So drop them a few dollars. Whatever you give will be much appreciated.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you to all that give, Rabbi yossi denver

Wed Jan 12, 04:48:00 PM 2005  

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