Help Burmese cyclone victims – right here
Looking for a way to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Myanmar (the former Burma) when it hit May 2? The folks at Burma Superstar restaurant on Park Street (yes, it’s right next to the hair place) are collecting donations. Half the money will go to the Red Cross, which is working to make its way past the country’s ruling military junta to help the cyclone’s victims. The rest will go to the Mae Tao Clinic, a free clinic based in Thailand that is working under the radar with a group of other agencies and people inside Myanmar to help right now. The cyclone’s death toll has reached upwards of 134,000, according to press reports, and it has reportedly cast 1 million people out of their homes. And aid agencies fear that if they don’t get help soon, tens of thousands more could die from disease and starvation. Down at Burma Superstar, you can simply donate or, for $25, buy a Burma Cyclone Relief T-shirt to contribute to the cause. As of Friday, the restaurant and its two sister spots in San Francisco have collected $12,000, the folks at the Alameda restaurant say. The restaurant is at 1345 Park Street; its telephone number is 522-6200. And if you’re interested, the menu is here.