Thursday, August 11, 2011

Help Somalia



The content of this post is taken from a friend's blog


People From the UAE


1) Etisalat Numbers only; Send an empty sms to 6212 to #donate 20 AED to starving people in #Somalia. And for 100 DHS send an empty SMS to 6215
Hashtags on twitter; #SharjahCharityInternational #UAE #ActforSomalia


2) Flea4Charity & Dubai Acts 4 East African Drought on Saturday the 6th of August 2011 to raise funds for the Somalian Crisis.Donate your unneeded clothes and accessories (must be in good condition) to help fundraise for the Dadaab Camp Crisis. Location; Stargate, Zabeel Park – Dubai, Entrance Gate 4
To Donate conact:Luz 050-9891461Jihad 050-1622716
Update: The next event is on 20th of August inshaAllah
For more on the event;


https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196827223703772
https://www.facebook.com/DubaiActs4EastAfricanDrought


People From Kenya
3) A social campaign called Feed Kenya was started by my cousin. 10 days into it, and the results were as follows;
-Kshs.624,602.20/= from donors via Online, Mpesa and Airtel
-KAPA OIL REFINERIES LTD donated 1.5 Tones cooking oil worth 250,000/= (excl taxes)
The call is as follows; “WE can DO this together – We can show our strength as ONE – We can make a difference just as an individual. Your say counts, your participation counts, your heart counts and more your ACTION counts.
Sacrifice A Meal Today; Take pride, stand for Kenya and support FeedKE:
M-Pesa Paybill to ‘10,000’ Acc ‘feedke’
On Airtel nickname ‘REDCROSS’ reference ‘feedke’ “
Hashtag on twitter: #Feedke


4) Safaricom and company. Individual donations to the fund are being made either through cash or cheque deposits into KCB bank account number 1133333338 or via mobile money transfer system M-Pesa on Pay Bill number 111111. As written in the news article [3], “The minimum contribution via M-Pesa has been pegged at Sh10, with service charges waived as the mobile provider hopes to cash in on its large subscriber base to make the cause a success”
twitter: #kenyans4kenya @kenyans4kenya


Online
For other people from the rest of the world, you can donate online through Islamic Relief. Visit the following websites
http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/Starvation_Raising_Hope_from_Dust.aspx
http://www.irusa.org/emergencies/east-africa-crisis/?utm_campaign=east-africa-crisis&utm_medium=event&utm_source=webinar
Take action, and make a difference. The least you can do is spread the word on twitter, facebook, and to your friends.


References
[1]http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/07/2011720756724143.html
[2] http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/07/201172663752188331.html
[3] http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate+News/Kenyan+firms+launch+campaign+to+feed+millions/-/539550/1209000/-/nx4keh/-/


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