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Super Storms in the Pacific and around the world….

Jon Ross on Mar 15th 2015

 

Do you remember Cyclone Pam?

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Of course you do.  That was the Pacific “hurricane/typhoon” that devastated the islands of Vanuatu yesterday.
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But will you remember a year from now, or a few years down the road?
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That’s why I started MicroAid International: to stay focused on survivors of disasters even though the world’s attention, and resources, have moved on.  And that’s why you support MicroAid—why we will help the people of Vanuatu when all the other aid organizations have gone home.
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Many of the news stories about Cyclone Pam are comparing it to Typhoon Haiyan—the “super-storm” (the strongest recorded on the planet) that slammed into the Philippines two years ago.
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I am actually going to the Philippines in May to help survivors of that disaster.  I will be rebuilding houses and replacing people’s tools to help them return to self-sufficiency, because, believe it or not, there are millions (yes, millions) of people there who still need our help.  (Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people and displaced more than four million!)
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I hope you will make a donation to support MicroAid’s work in the Philippines, and also in Vanuatu.
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No other organization stays focused on the long-term recovery the way that we do: directly, efficiently, and completely.
I hope you and your family are safe and secure.
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Please help me provide that for those less fortunate.  (And please forward this to anyone you know who might also be willing to support us.)
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Thank you.
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Sincerely,
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Jon

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