Local group deploying for volunteer relief project to cyclone disaster area
CARLISLE, MA 12/11/07 – Hands On Disaster Response (HODR), a volunteer-driven 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, announced the launch of a volunteer project to help the devastated areas in Bangladesh that were affected by Cyclone Sidr. This disaster, the most significant in Bangladesh in over 15 years, hit the coastline November 15th, killing over 3,500 and extensively damaging over 1 million homes, businesses, and schools.
On November 29, 2007, a HODR team arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh to assess the areas affected by the cyclone. The team coordinated with other NGO’s while in Dhaka, then headed down into the affected areas, determining that HODR volunteer resources can assist the approximately 8 million people affected by this storm. Please visit our website www.HODR.org for updates on this deployment.
HODR is now accepting monetary donations to aid the survivors of the cyclone and offset the costs of the project. Donations can be made securely on our website www.HODR.org. All donations are tax-deductible and will be used effectively in this relief project. All funds donated to HODR go directly towards these efforts to help run a successful relief project.
HODR’s Bangladesh Project will begin on January 5, 2008. There is no charge to our volunteers except transportation to the volunteer base. In exchange for volunteer time and resources, HODR provides food, shelter, and a dynamic, rewarding work experience. Please give generously to support our volunteers and the people they assist.
For additional information on HODR’s Bangladesh Project please visit www.HODR.org or contact Paula Ogletree at 706-476-0310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT: Hands On Disaster Response is a US-based, volunteer-driven, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to timely disaster response and relief. HODR strives to provide hands-on relief to survivors of natural disasters with maximum speed and minimum bureaucracy. Our projects focus on applying volunteer resources and expertise to communities affected by natural disaster. Previous projects have included Thailand (2004 Southeast Asian Tsunami), USA (Hurricane Katrina), Indonesia (2006 Jogjakarta earthquake), the Philippines (Typhoon Reming) and Peru (2007 Pisco Earthquake). Donations made to HODR are tax deductible