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Donate to the Zombie Squad's Myanmar & China Dual Disaster Relief Fund.

Due to recent circumstances, Zombie Squad is collecting funds for the dual relief of the citizens affected by both the recent Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar as well as the recent devastating earthquakes in China.

Here's a little back story on both of the disasters:

Myanmar/Burma Cyclone 2 May 2008

As you know, Hurricane Nargis hit the coast of Myanmar on 2 May 2008 and caused severe devastation, the likes of which are still being tabulated. At the time of this post, the death tolls were in upwards of 43,000 and are expected to double or tipple within the next several weeks.

Here's a few news links and pictures of the disaster:

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CNN Special on Myanmar
Compalation of News Articles

Chinese Earthquake 12 May 2008

On May 12, 2008 China's worst earthquake for 30 years struck a densely populated area in Sichuan province.

The massive quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, flattened schools, offices and houses in the southwestern province, and caused widespread damage in nearby Gansu and Yunnan provinces as well as the sprawling municipality of Chongqing.

More than 55,740 people are known to have died in the 7.9-magnitude quake, centered in Sichuan province, with another 24,960 missing and 292,481 injured according to the most recent reports from CNN.

Here's a few pictures of the disaster:

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 917473.ece
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/0 ... index.html

There are literally millions of homeless due to this earthquake. I've left out some of the truly graphic photos of the damage, but to put this disaster into perspective, the number of dead can be equated to a modern major league baseball stadium full to capacity.

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Zombie Squad's mission has always been to educate the community to prepare for natural disasters. We also assist communities in their time of need when disaster strikes.

This fundraiser will follow the same design as our previous Hurricane Katrina and Greensburg Kansas Relief fundraisers.

With Hurricane Katrina, we raised:
Amount Raised: $2686.00
Number of Donors: 100

During the Greensburg Kansas disaster, we raised:
Amount Raised: $2701.00
Number of Donors: 92

I'd like to see no less than $5,000 raised for this one. I know we now have the membership base to make this a reality and really make a difference for the literally millions of people suffering from this storm.

The funds for this drive will be donated directly to http://www.savethechildren.org/ via check at the completion of this fund drive, which will last 30 days. Save The Children is one of the few charities which are actively giving aid in both the country of Myanmar and Sichuan Province in China.

NOTE: 100% of your donation will go directly to this charity with Zombie Squad paying all of the associated fees we will incur for this drive. If you donate $100, every cent goes to Save The Children and in turn, to those in need in Myanmar and China.

Why not just donate money directly? There's nothing wrong with that. If you don't feel comfortable donating to the ZS fund then please don't let that stop you from donating directly! However, You get cool stuff if you donate with us:

1) The first 100 to donate $20 or more to the ZS collection will receive a special edition ZS dog tag, similar to the Katrina relief effort tags.
2) If you're a member of our discussion forum, you'll get a cool banner under your name until the end of the year.

If you donate the following, you'll get the corresponding banner:

$20-50 earns you Bronze Donor Status
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$50-99 earns you Silver Donor Status
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$100+ earns you Gold Donor Status
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How can you pass that up? We hope this will encourage those to give who might not normally donate otherwise.

You can donate by clicking the button below:
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Be sure to specify that your donation is for the Myanmar Hurricane Relief and that you enter your forum name.
You can do that by simply clicking the circled link:

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Or you can send us a check or money order payable to Zombie Squad (no cash). However. Be sure to e-mail us at charity@zombiehunters.org so we know to expect it.

ZOMBIE SQUAD
Attn: Myanmar/China Relief
P.O. BOX 63124
ST. LOUIS, MO. 63163

Make sure to mark on the check that it is for Myanmar/China Relief Donations.

We feel it is important to come together and help out those whose lives have been affected by this tragedy. This is our opportunity to show what we as a group can do to make our world a better place.

If you are not comfortable donating to ZS please do not let that stop you from helping out. However, be sure to investigate before you give.

Thank you for your help. If you have any questions at all regarding this relief fund raiser, please don't hesitate to email me at charity@zombiehunters.org

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:51 am 
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Anyone have a picture handy of the dog tags we've given out for the previous two fund raisers?

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Aaarrrgghhh!

I forgot to include my screen name on the form! Who do I pm a copy of my reciept to?

Edit: I emailed you a copy of my reciept Gunny.


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Per Kyle's request, here is a picture of the dog tags:
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I don't care for either government in question, however, the children in those countries have nothing to do with it. Count me in.

Additionlly, Kyle I'd like to ask for a single item 'license' to be allowed to embroider the ZS logo on a shirt. As a thank you I'll add a $20 onto my order for patches I'm going to make. The exta money can be used to defray collection cost or whatever.

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Edit: I made a donation but my pay pal screens did not give me an option to add my ZS user name. I sent an e-mail to the charity address with my info.

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Done.

Thanks, Gunny, for your efforts on this, as well as the others who put this together.

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Just sent some funds to the cause. An email was sent.

Every little bit counts folks!

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Just sent mine. Glad to help.

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Just sent in some $$$. Not much, 'cause I'm poor, but every lil bit helps, right?

(by the way, after completing the donation, it appears it's supposed to redirect back to a ZS page - http://www.zombiehunters.org/store.html - but that gives a Error 404: File Not Found. Someone might want to check into that/fix it).


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Done - and thank you for the opportunity to donate.


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ajcobby23 wrote:
Just sent in some $$$. Not much, 'cause I'm poor, but every lil bit helps, right?

(by the way, after completing the donation, I guess it's supposed to redirect back to a ZS page - http://www.zombiehunters.org/store.html - but that gives a Error 404: File Not Found. Someone might want to check into that/fix it).


Oops. My bad. Should go to store.php. I fixed that on this page: http://zombiehunters.org/myanmar-china.php

It'll require a little more work to fix that donation button up above. I'll fix it later. Minor problem. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Done. Thanks Zombie Squad.

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What a tragedy. I hope we can make $5000. Thanks for organizing this fundraiser.


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Hey everyone:

Here's the update so far:

$900 from 23 donors in 8 hours so far.

As a donation incentive, I'm offering a 1 year membership/renewal to the Zombie Squad forums for every Gold level donor. I'll be paying for these out of my own pocket.

If anyone has any questions at all, don't hesitate to write me at gunny@zombiehunters.org or charity@zombiehunters.org

Thanks for the donations so far, you guys rock!

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Thanks for making it so easy. Glad to help.


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Money sent...thanks for setting this up!

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Just sent a check and an email.

And no, Gunny, YOU rock :mrgreen:

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Hey Gunny, is there a way you could put the current total in the thread title like Doc Simon did with Brash's zcon fund?

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If anyone wants to post a link to this fund drive here is the code:

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<a href="http://tinyurl.com/6hydmt"><img src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif"></a>


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Money sent, thanks for setting this up.


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