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September 9, 2019

When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the world, like the recent hurricane in the Bahamas, people often ask, “What can I do to help?”

(hurricane dorian — bahamas 2019)

Here at MicroAid, we have the answer: Go and rebuild people’s homes and get them back to their normal lives!

(microaid project in the philippines 2015 — typhoon haiyan 2013)

Our h...

August 13, 2018

As you may have seen in the news, in Indonesia last week, major earthquakes caused widespread damage and loss of life on the island of Lombok, near Bali.  A series of magnitude 6-plus temblors killed more than 400 people and destroyed almost 80 percent of the homes, displacing approximately 350,000 men, women, and children.

Here at MicroAid our hear...

September 10, 2017

While we’re glued to the news reports in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our support, resources, and prayers are currently focused on the disaster survivors in Texas. As the head of a global long-term disaster recovery organization, MicroAid International, I see first-hand how quickly attentions turn when survivors are no longer in the news. Wit...

April 24, 2016

First, I want to express sympathy for the earthquake victims in Japan and Ecuador. We will put Ecuador on our list for our help down the road. Toward that goal, MicroAid assistant program manager, Chelsey Marsing, has set up an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for us. Please check it out through the link above, donate if you can, and share it on Fac...

February 16, 2016

I hope all is well.

I am leaving on March 2nd for Nepal, where in April, 2015, the magnitude-7.8 Gorka earthquake killed 8,000 people and destroyed 650,000 homes, affecting more than a million survivors.

Over the last months, I have been contacting people there, and here, who were involved with the disaster response—because it was so widespread, that...

March 15, 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...

October 1, 2014

hello all:

i leave for myanmar (burma) tomorrow on the next microaid international project trip.  i will be helping survivors of cyclone nargis (2008).

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as you know, though microaid, we stay focused on survivors of disasters after the world’s attention has moved on—but there are always people who still need help.

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cyclone nargis devastated the irrawa...

September 1, 2010

Hello MicroAid supporters.

I hope this note finds you happy, healthy, and secure.

I have been laying the groundwork for disaster recovery projects in Samoa (tsunami 2009) and Peru (devastating floods and mudslides 2009-10).  I am doing as much research and contact-building with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), while I raise the funds to h...

August 13, 2009

As Typhoon Morakot has left a path of devastation in Taiwan and Eastern China, a lot of the world’s humanitarian resources are headed in that direction.  As you know, at MicroAid, we remain focused on victims in other areas where people are left behind.  We are still trying to raise $52,000 to help people in Sri Lanka who were devastated by the tsu...

February 5, 2009

Hi.  I hope this note finds everyone secure and happy.

Of course, the big news is that there was a terrible disaster in Haiti.  The good news is that the world humanitarian community has responded appropriately: quickly and with huge resources.  The news at MicroAid is that I will be heading back to Sri Lanka at the beginning of February to help the...

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