Concert for Cyclone Victims of Bangladesh

We would like to invite you to attend the “Concert for Cyclone Victims of Bangladesh,” a multi-cultural charity concert, on January 26, 2008, says an email message. It adds:  This concert is being  organized by Agami, a northern California based US non-profit 501(c (3)) corporation and Anandasheba, in collaboration with volunteers. Please mark your calendar for a dazzling show of multi-national cultures in one stage.
Bangladesh’s coastal area was devastated by a Category IV cyclone Sidr on November 15, 2007. Sidr struck with winds of 150 mph and left more than 3,000 dead, 1,000 missing, and 40,000 injured.  More than a million homes were damaged, crops on more than 2 million acres of land destroyed, and more than 1.25 million livestock killed.  A human tragedy is unfolding in one of the poorest nations of the world as more than 8.5 million people were affected by this devastating cyclone.  The total loss has been estimated to be more than 2 billion US dollars. To learn more, please visit, http://www.anandamelahome.org/current_year/sidr.html
www.agami-us.org/cyclone-effort.htm


Your Help is Needed: Imagine how long-drawn the process of rehabilitation of Sidr victims could be in one of the poorest nations on earth considering that rehabilitation of Katrina victims is still continuing in the richest nation on earth, two years after that devastation had taken place. Remember, “There comes a time/When we heed a certain call /When the world must come together as one/There are people dying/And it’s time to lend a hand to life /The greatest gift of all......We are the world, We are the children, We are the ones who make a brighter day, So let’s start giving.”

 

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