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SpaandanB Relief Efforts for Cyclone Sidr Victims in Bangladesh - 2007

Fund Update

Raised: $64,064.21


Last updated:
Jan 6, 2007 1:14 pm PT
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  • 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 fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

    Cyclone relief activities

    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:

    How to get involved

    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

    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:

    Contact Name Contact Information
    Austin, TX SpaandanB Austin chapter
    Dallas, TX SpaandanB North Texas chapter
    Facebook Sazid Rahman

    Please contact the coordinators listed above if you would like to contribute through them.

    How to donate

    You can donate using your credit card, PayPal account or check. Please see below for details:

    Donate using a credit card or PayPal account

    To donate online securely using a credit card or your PayPal account, please click on the button below:

    Donate with a check

    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 check to:

        SpaandanB Austin
        7111 Avignon Dr
        Round Rock, TX 78681
        Asif Chowdhury
        SpaandanB NT chapter
        5700 Rickshaw Ln
        Plano, TX 75094

    Make a pledge

    If you would like to make a pledge, please send an email to We will send the pledged amount from our emergency fund.

    Tax deductibility

    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.

    Thank you for your generosity!

    * Please consult IRS or your tax advisor regarding tax deductibility for your specific situation.
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