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16 August 2010 @ 03:01 am
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Pakistan Disaster Relief -- Rant and Offer
Um, ok. Maybe I've missed the boat, but is there an comm for a ficathon for Pakistan Disaster relief? I know there have been a bunch, lately, but this one is close to my heart for obvious reasons (because, I guess, it's kind of my people that are dying, and so). I know everyone donated generously for Haiti, which was very well publicized, and less so for Chile, because it came hard on the heels of Haiti and then there have been a few others but ...

I haven't heard much about this one, and the death tolls are high. International relief organizations are saying this is WORSE than Haiti, Chile, the tsunami in terms of people affected (although death tolls are much lower thus far). So let me know? Otherwise, I'll just throw this out there--I can't offer to write due to time constraints, and I've already donated, but if you're reading this and so inclined, I'll donate something more if you write me something. Pretty much anything, if you write it in a fandom and with a pairing I like, I'll donate a sum to the Red Cross depending on length of fic. PM me or leave a comment if you are willing to write something, and I'll post the total donated and the list of fics at the end. I'll have to have a ceiling, eventually, but I'll see if anyone is interested.

(And I get all that crap about politics. I do. I don't like it, although I suppose I understand it. It's just there were all kinds of government incentives to donate to other relief, and there's nothing for this one, and I don't have to like that. And do the research yourself--most governments are donating a fraction of what they donated for other disaster relief, when the need is so great. Right now, disease is setting in due to lack of aid and killing off those who weren't killed by the floods.)

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And if there's anyone on my f-list who knows how to organize lj charity auctions...
sleepygoof8784: cat hugssleepygoof8784 on August 16th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
I do not know how...but I would be willing to help/offer stuff.

Maybe you could talk to the mods of gulf_aid_now I know they've recently been raising money. I don't know if the mods would respond to a PM but it might be worth a shot. That's all I've got at the moment.
Sky: [other] kitty cuddlesskyblue_reverie on August 16th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I will do that! and omg I ADORE your icon. it is absolutely beautiful!
kamiyo on August 16th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hi there

Me and my company from the Help_Chile round are willing to bid if any similar initiative will show up!
Sky: [other] teaskyblue_reverie on August 16th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thank you! I'll keep you updated if anything happens on this front.
Bookish Hooliganyeomanrand on August 16th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
The country is 20% under water. It sucks.
Sky: [other] arch stairskyblue_reverie on August 16th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
:((( would you offer to write if there was an aid comm?
Bookish Hooliganyeomanrand on August 16th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
I would have to check with shinychimera, and we're pretty overwhelmed these next couple of weeks (issenterprise remix due on Saturday, she's got meatspace stuff, and startrekbigbang due on the 1st), but with all those caveats in place...probably.

Edited at 2010-08-16 06:23 pm (UTC)
tourmaline1973 on August 16th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
There doesn't seem to be an LJ interest community on Pakistan (or maybe there is, I can't read Russian) but Save The Children are one of the big internationals involved - we all have a national STC division so maybe they'd be a good place to signpost donors to?

STC's global site is at http://www.savethechildren.net/alliance/index.html - scroll down to the bottom of the page for STC websites in individual countries.