Dear R.O.A.R. Fund supporters,
Thank you for your continued generosity! Thanks to donations from people like you, our partners – leading animal organizations – are making the world a better place for animals.
We just completed a two-month-long matching campaign with this year’s R.O.A.R. partners: American Humane Association, Earthwatch Institute, EQUUS Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Petfinder Foundation, and Villalobos Rescue Center. Throughout September and October 2012, those seven organizations raised more than $165,000 dollars, $120,000 of which was generously matched by Animal Planet!
In all, more than 1,000 donors helped these organizations continue their programs, ranging from working with pandas in the Sichuan province of China to rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls in the New Orleans area. In case you weren’t following the excitement, you can see the results of the matching campaign here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/roar-2012/.
We’re very grateful to work with such a great group of partners, but none of us could accomplish all we’re able to without the support of donors like you. We hope you enjoy the holidays, and we’ll be back in touch in the New Year to provide more updates on what our R.O.A.R. partners are doing.
Kind regards, The R.O.A.R. Fund
Dear GlobalGivers,We are very excited to announce that starting today, November 1, we're matching your donations dollar-for-dollar toward qualified projects that focus on long-term recovery in Japan.
We work with 20 organizations that are helping Japanese people recover from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. For example, ETIC helped Naoko rebuild a shopping area that had been destroyed. The new shopping area is now revitalizing the local economy. In Minamisanriku-cho, Architecture for Humanity is about to finish up rebuilding a workplace for fishermen in the tsunami-stricken area. You can read more updates directly from the field here. Your donations have made it possible for our partners to restore the communities. Thank you!
Thank you again for your continuous support to the Thailand Flood Relief Fund. The Thailand Flood Relief Fund is directed at rebuilding efforts for the floods that occurred in 2011 during the monsoon season. Flooding began in Northern Thailand during the end of July and gradually spread into the southern part of the country, eventually submerging parts of Bangkok. Farms, villages, and industrial plants were all affected, causing at least US $45.7 billion in damage as of December 2011.
This fund has been instrumental in assistance in the rebuilding efforts after the floods destroyed countless homes, thanks to your donations! So far, your donations have helped to get food, medical supplies, and sanitary products to those who needed them most; and helped to rebuild damaged schools and the supply chains of local artisans once the floodwaters had receded. This month, we have chosen to highlight DARE – one of the recipients of this fund for their project Rebuild Flooded Burma Refugee Camp Recovery Centre.
DARE (Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education) provides treatment and prevention education to reduce substance abuse within the communities of displaced ethnic people from Burma along the Thai/Burma border. The flood in 2011 destroyed DARE’s treatment facilities. DARE immediately began to rebuild their buildings while continuing treatment for people who desperately needed it. Currently, they are in need of funds to re-supply the interior of the buildings.
DARE is asking for sleeping mats, mosquito nets and white boards for trainings. The facilities also need kitchen supplies which include stoves and pots. Young people that require treatment especially enjoy sports equipment, art supplies, and musical instruments. Your generous contributions are needed more than ever. The Burma people are coming into Thailand and the camps around DARE are not addressing the people’s needs as much as DARE can.
Thailand’s monsoon season is upon the region again. Please keep a watchful eye on Thailand and Southeast Asia, and hope for the best this winter. Thank you for your support of Thailand’s Flood Relief Fund!