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Old 12-26-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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Adam in Malaysia

I thought I read in some interview that Adam was in Malaysia for the Christmas holiday to visit parents. I hope he's okay. Has anyone heard anything?
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Why wouldn't he be ok?

Hopefully hes having lots of fun
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Perhaps because of the earthquake/tidal wave in Southwest Asia?

Hope he's ok too!
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Old 12-26-2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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I just heard about the earthquake just now. My apologies.

Sounds terrible. What a tragedy.
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:21 PM   #5
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Someone said over at EYKIW that Adam was supposed to be on the opposite side of the country from where the tidal wave hit. Hopefully he is okay and will be able to leave the country without difficult. Such a tragedy.
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Someone said over at EYKIW that Adam was supposed to be on the opposite side of the country from where the tidal wave hit. Hopefully he is okay and will be able to leave the country without difficult. Such a tragedy.
LOL. That was me. The gossip is Adam was in east Malaysia and the damage was done in west Malaysia. There are no reported deaths of Irish people.
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Still...I'd like to hear some good news rather than none....not that I'm really thinking anything horible but still....ya know? I know, I'm a dork.
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Sorry, Beli! I was too lazy to go back and check the thread.
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Thats ok Madonnas child. I was just laughing.

Stars, yes it would be good to hear officially, but until we do we can just piece the bits together. The chances of something happening to him are so remote as to negligeable (sp?).

I hope all the survivors can gather the strength to rebuild their lives whilst dealing with the deaths of loved ones at the same time. Thats gotta be difficult. I cant even imagine how difficult it would be.
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Beli - I know in the past you said you worked from some charities - in your opinion which would be the best to donate to for this? The Red Cross perhaps?

and stars I'd feel better if we had some evidence that he was okay - even though I'm sure that he is - I'm a dork too
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Red Cross/Crescent
Medicin Sans Frontiers
Oxfam

Depends on what you value. These are all mostly non committed in terms of views on religion.

Other charities may send missionaries and bibles. NBC posted a long list of some religious oriented charities.

I personally prefer to see all of the funds used on clean water, shelter, recovery excercises that kinda thing.

Take you pick depending on what you value.
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Yeah I am Queen of the Dorkwads....

Correct me if I am wrong Beli...but basically any NGO is just going to be funneling funds immediately without nessacarily setting up a specific request for this situation at the time being, right? In other words meaning this becomes priority...(I hope I worded that right )The Red Cross....Oxfam...Doctors Without Borders...your faith based organization....anything would help...


(edited to say: I posted this at the same time as Beli...listen to her! )
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Exactly. I used to process all the donations for my state. There are little codes on everything to indicate what a donor wants the money to go to but at the end of the day, when this kind of thing happens, the money just flys out the door. Charities cannot sit and wait until an appeal is set up and the money has arrived.

As an example, Oxfam fund a lot of "goat loans". This means a few goats will be provided to a village for milking. When the goats have babies the kids are given to the next village, and on it goes. If Oxfam waited until there was enough money to provide all the villages with breeding goats the first goats would be dead.

Hmmm, dunno if that made sense.

Anyway, I worked the last Indian earthquake and yep, the money was going straight out the door before the appeal was raised, before the radioathon was aired, etc. Then when the money comes in from these emergency appeals some of it eventually makes it way back to the planned programmes.

A lot of these charities/ NGOs will have people on the ground already from the planned programmes. Field officers, locals, expert in the ways of the local community and customs.

Does that make sense?
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Gotcha Beli.
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thanks for the information - I had actually forgotten about Doctors without boarders (go figure there)
and yes it makes sense
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