BlogHers Act and Other Ways to Help Myanmar Cyclone Victims

Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar last weekend devastating five regions. Channel NewsAsia reported that more than 22,000 people are dead with another 41,000 missing. Hundreds of thousands are now homeless. The media reports are horrific. "Witnesses described images of rice field littered with corpses." Save the Children, one of the few relief agencies allowed to operate in-country, said the toll would rise sharply in the coming days as more victims were found in difficult to reach areas. The photos, videos, and blog reports are giving us vivid citizen accounts. Global Voices, South Asia Editor, Mong Palatino, offers this round up of what blogs in the region are reporting, including these eye witness accounts. ...more

Let's help! Donate via BlogHers Act (including Myanmar cyclone victims) and we'll match your donation with $3,000

Right now, thousands upon thousands of women and children like these (above) who took shelter in a Buddhist temple need our help. This morning, BlogHers Act and GlobalGiving expanded our Mother's Day fundraising initiative to save women's lives to include the tens of thousands of people devastated by Cyclone Nargis. Now, in addition to donating to hand-picked and carefully vetted programs to help women and children in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal and South Africa, you can use the BlogHers Act donation widget (see below and the left-hand column on every page of BlogHer.com) to help get water and shelter to thousands of people whose lives are in danger. And we'll help! ...more

Donated.

I wonder, though, how on earth will they get all this into the country? Junta ...more

Updated Donation Challenge: Kicking it Up a Notch

OK, the comments are trickling in, and I really appreciate the support I'm getting so far. Unfortunately, I think I may have set my sights a bit high expecting 200 commenters a day. So....I'm going to up the ante a bit. ...more

BlogHers ACT Canada's May Challenge: Greener Gardening!

This month at BlogHers ACT Canada, we're going to be focusing on Greener Gardening.  This month's first post zeroes in on some great web content that will provide any gardener who aims to garden in a more green manner with some great tips for getting started. Later this month, stay tuned for: ...more

Don't Forget to Get Involved

Starting tomorrow, May 5th, your comments on my blog count toward a donation to one of the wonderful maternal health causes that BlogHers Act is supporting. ...more

I'm glad you posted a reminder, I bookmarked it but then couldn't remember the ...more

Rally All Ye Bloghers!

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Report It Now A Success!

Tues, April 29th was "REPORT IT NOW" Day in honor of Sexual Violence Against Women Advocate, Angela Shelton in conjuction with PAVE! April is "Sexual Assault Awareness Month" and a time for Survivors to band together and Educate Men and Women about the dangers of sexual assault and domestic violence! What is it all about?  ...more

Getting Involved, One Comment at a Time

With a bit of prompting from contributing editors Lisa Stone and Amy Gates, I've decided to start my own fund-raising challenge of sorts. Not only have I decided to get involved and make a donation, but I'm asking my readers to help. ...more

BlogHers get creative with donation ideas for Global Giving. There's still time to act and save women's lives.

It's been just over two weeks since Lisa Stone announced that BlogHers Act was teaming up with Global Giving to make a difference on the issue of maternal health and asked, "How many women's lives can we save with donations from the BlogHer community, between now and Mother's Day?" ...more

I certainly hope you get those 200 comments!

~Denise
BlogHer Community Manager

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Canadian Eco-News for Earth Day

Wow. So much eco-news in Canada these days! ...more
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