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Make Sure Disaster Relief Reaches Those Who Need It Most

Over the last year, we witnessed horrific disasters that changed the lives of millions around the world. While earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes and tsunamis are inevitable, the loss of life, suffering, and damage that follows may be significantly mitigated.

I am asking for your help to save thousands of lives and improve the distribution of billions of dollars of disaster relief. In the next year, we must launch our new "Relief Optimization Initiative" and "Disaster Policy Wiki." Both programs have already received thousands of hours of volunteer assistance and it is time to take them to the next level. Disaster Accountability Project is working hard to maximize the impact of relief and reduce the "human cost" of disasters. For a small organization with a tight budget, we have already achieved so much. However, in order to reach our desired global impact, transformational growth is essential.

Please make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to help Disaster Accountability Project achieve transformational growth in 2012. We are trying to raise $15,000 in this end-of-year appeal and at least $150,000 by the end of 2012.

Please make a tax-deductible donation of $100 or $250.

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Any level of support is most appreciated.
If you are not in a position to give, please give us the gift of your recommendation to friends and loved ones.

Here is how last year's generous donations advanced our mission:

• DAP released a report on the one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake and improved the transparency of $1.4 billion dollars donated to Haiti relief, exposing the limited impact of aid. DAP received international press attention for our efforts ranging from NPR Morning Edition, The Washington Post, BBC Mundo, Al Jazeera English, and dozens of others.

• DAP's interns and volunteers helped prevent over 1000 post-Katrina policy recommendations from being forgotten by adding them to DAP's new "Disaster Policy Wiki" where they will be tracked for accountability.

• DAP launched a high-value, new website that was designed and programmed by professionals completely pro-bono.

• DAP received a $30,000 grant - our largest yet since the Echoing Green Fellowship awarded in 2008.

I'm excited for what the future holds. Please donate $100 or $250 and tell five (5) friends to join you in doubling our successes in 2012!

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Thank You and Happy Holidays,

Ben Smilowitz
Founder and Executive Director
Disaster Accountability Project,

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