Your Comment = a donation

Read this on Beths Blog. A blog called Dig Trends are going to donate $10 up to a 5k limit to the US Campaign for Burma for every comment or trackback to their post.

I think this is a great move by these guys, its driving traffic to their blog and probably their company site, increasing awareness about who they are and what they do, and somehow it feels ok. In other words I think they really do want to help and aren’t just using the situation. I actually would like to see more companies doing this, companies that have great online presence, using that position to help others. How about if the top 10 sites all did this, what impact would that have? Linking back to a single cause, the impact could be huge, beyond the 5,000 limit.

So Im going to trackback.

10 thoughts on “Your Comment = a donation

  1. great idea. Just posted a comment on their site.

  2. Hi Conor,
    I’d be grateful if you are able to post below which I blogged to Dig Trends.
    We are based in Bangkok and have been a long term voluntary Non-Profit assisting Burmese on a daily basis. We were affected with our presence in Burma with all of our schools being affected (read closed) due to Nargis.
    Any assistance you may be able to offer with the link would be gratefully received.
    Kindest regards,
    Steve.

    RE

    It’s great to see so many Non-profits are now getting to help the Burma (Myanmar) cause. We are one of the same based in Bangkok, Thailand and have been running for a few years now. With our founder actually working on the cause for over 15 years. As you can imagine, the problems caused by Nargis are a nightmare for what was already a nightmare for the citizens of Myanmar. We specifically try and assist those that have already decided (before the cyclone) that living under this crazed Junta is just too much to bare any longer. Unfortunately, when they get to Thailand they find other up-hill troubles. We try and assist in any way we are able and the vast majority of the Burmese work for next to nothing due to the Thai’s knowing that they are often illegal immigrants. When they do work there children are left to fend for themselves and are not able to go to school. Again we have 10 schools in total but all of which were lost in the cyclone. We have been assisted by a fantastic agency, namely: Scottish International Relief (SIR) and more specifically an arm of them, Mary’s Meals who are financing one hot meal a day to our school children (which is now approaching 800). If you get a chance, please take a look at what we do as indeed what we do is what we’ve done for a long time and will be doing so for as long as we are able! One of our pride and joy quotations is “That we do not waste one Baht (read your currency) on ourselves, when we meet for our monthly meetings we pay to get there, pay for coffee or soda if we have it and pay to get home.”
    Good luck to your efforts to raise the 5000 target and more importantly, May those on high give the Burmese people a break that they so desperately deserve.
    Regards to all,
    Steve Tostevin – Voluntary Webmaster of
    http://www.livingwatercenter.org

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