Vamsee Tirukkala, a fan of this website writes that Bay Area Unites is unlike any fundraising event. On February 20, 2005, in San Jose, California, about 12,000 people are expected to raise funds for multiple relief organizations such as Red Cross, UNICEF and AIF. Among other luminaries, former President Bill Clinton will make a short video presentation.
Read more about it by clicking the link above. If you are in the vicinity, please attend and or lend a hand. They do welcome volunteers as well. If you are blogging about the relief efforts in South Asia, please feel free to link to this post or blog it yourself.
2004 was a doosey. personally and globally. I am praying that 2005 will be a happy and prosperous one for all of us.
Look to some changes here at Tiffinbox. I look forward to hearing from all of you this year. If you come across photojournalists, artists and writers from South Asia, please forward me their name and web link. It is my hope that we can create a network of kindred souls right here.
Please visit the SAJA web site for updates to evolving stories about the disaster in South and South East Asia. If you are a journalist aching to find a local angle or a different perspective, there are people and resources that can help you. The blog, Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami (SEA-EAT) remains one of the best with updated information.
Some journalists/writer friends who have already addressed this global catastrophe:
I'll do my best to keep adding names and links to desi writers. If you know of any, please add it to the comment section below (please provide the correct name of the writer, the publication and the entire or snipped link).
Please consider donating to the Tsunami Relief Fund.