Jan 6, 2007 1:14 pm PT
Bangladesh was hit with devastating cyclone Sidr on November 15, 2007.The cyclone has killed thousands and destroyed homes and livelihood of millions of
families. In this time of crisis, SpaandanB will do everything possible to extend its support to the cyclone victims as we are doing for the victims of 2007 flood and have done in the past for 2004 flood and 1998 flood.
As always, our goal is to maximize
the benefit of the actual victims. Accordingly, SpaandanB
is bearing the expenses for collecting the funds and remitting
them to Bangladesh.
For donors in the United States, your donation to SpaandanB is
to the extent allowable by law.
All of our partners have done the first
round of distribution of emergency relief materials at many
remote localities of the affected region. Based on the funds
that we are sending and committing, many partners are in their
second and third round of operations. SpaandanB President, Iqbal
Yusuf, has arrived Dhaka on December 2nd and is working closely
with SpaandanB Dhaka office, partner organizations, and
SpaandanB US members to ensure that raised funds get utilized
get utilized for the cyclone victims at earliest possible time.
To ensure that the funds are used properly, representatives from
SpaandanB Bangladesh office occasionally accompany the relief teams. The
representatives provide us independent and objective reports on
the relief activities. All our partners are required to cooperate
with the representatives.
Our partner organizations are chosen carefully based on various
criteria, of which the most important are reliability, effectiveness
of the relief efforts and low overhead cost. Based on our experience
during the floods in 2007 and 2004, we are working with the following organizations
on cyclone relief projects:
To get involved, you can simply donate
for the cyclone victims. If you are interested in doing more, you
can work as a Local Coordinator and organize a drive to collect
funds in your locality. If you are interested, please send an
email to info@SpaandanB.org.
SpaandanB is grateful
to the following Local Coordinators and well-wishers who have joined
us in the endeavor to raise funds for the cyclone victims in Bangladesh:
Please contact the coordinators listed above if you would like to contribute through them.
You can donate using your credit card, PayPal account or check. Please see below for details:
To donate online securely using a credit
card or your PayPal account, please click
on the button below:
If you prefer to mail in a check,
please make your check payable to SpaandanB, specify
For cyclone victims as the memo.
Please mail your check to the following address:
P.O. Box 64183
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
SpaandanB chapters are collecting checks for SpaandanB as well.
If you would like to contribute through them, please mail your
7111 Avignon Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
SpaandanB NT chapter
5700 Rickshaw Ln
Plano, TX 75094
If you would like to make a pledge, please send
an email to info@SpaandanB.org.
We will send the pledged amount from our emergency fund.
For donors in the United States, your donation is fully tax-deductible
to the extent allowable by law.* SpaandanB
is a 501(c)(3) organization and the tax id
for SpaandanB is 77-0479128 (
IRS compliancy information
For donations made in 2007, we will send receipts to donors by
January 2008. Receipts can be provided immediately on request.