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Friday, October 2, 2009

Help Bring Hope to Diaster Survivors

Dear Friends,

You have likely heard the news that three natural disasters have killed hundreds and left thousands homeless over the recent days.

This past weekend, Typhoon Ketsana triggered widespread flooding in the Philippines, leaving more than 200 people dead and millions more affected. That same typhoon has killed another 75 people to date in Vietnam and left thousands more homeless. It has submerged entire villages in Laos.

And then, when things seem like they couldn't get worse, Samoa was hit with a tsunami from an 8.0 earthquake and Indonesia with a 7.9 earthquake. Initial reports state that possibly 200 people are dead and hundreds more may be buried in rubble.

CARE emergency teams are already on the ground providing lifesaving relief to survivors in the Philippines, Vietnam and Laos and we are assessing the situation in Indonesia.

We are able to carry out our vital emergency work — and help families and communities rebuild in the aftermath of disaster — because of the generosity of donors like you.

Would you please make a gift today to ensure that we can continue to offer support to survivors of disasters like these recent ones?

While we still do not know the full scale of these disasters, we are preparing for the worst and will respond as needed.

Please give now and help CARE bring lifesaving aid and much-needed hope to women, families and communities in crisis all over the world.


Helene D. Gayle, MD, MP
President and CEO, CARE

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