Six Typhoons Slam into Vietnam Bringing Death and Misery
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According to the NY Times and Vietnamese news outlets, six typhoons, within the span of three weeks, cut power to millions of people and blew the roofs off around 89,000 homes, leaving many completely destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of homes were submerged in water. Well over one hundred people were killed. Mudslides have cratered and covered many of key roads, making rescue and repairs a challenge.
Project RENEW will distribute aid in Quang Tri Province and work with its Red Cross partner in Quang Ngai Province to distribute aid there. Virginia-based Friends of Project Renew, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit, has agreed to act as the fiscal agent to collect donations.
Ronald L. Haeberle, the photographer of the My Lai Massacre, and Ron Carver, co-author of Waging Peace in Vietnam, are spearheading this fund drive, in collaboration with Robert Frank, president of Friends of Project RENEW, and Chuck Searcy, who co-founded the project with Hoang Nam in 2001.