by Michael dEstries
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Not On Our Watch — the humanitarian org dedicated to putting an end to mass atrocities around the world — has donated $500,000 to relief aid in the cyclone-devastated country of Myanmar. The foundation was started by George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Jerry Weintraub, and David Pressman in response to the worsening Darfur crisis — but has quickly spread to address the problems occurring in Burma (Myanmar) as well.

The group will give $250,000 to Save the Children for relief efforts to suffering children and families effected by the storm. They will then collectively match the money given by the foundation for an additional $250,000. According to ETOnline, Save the Children is one of the only humanitarian organizations actually deployed in the country and has already helped more than 100,000 people, including about 40,000 young children.

Since last year, Not On Our Watch has granted over $6 million dollars towards the crisis in Darfur. If you would like to help out their efforts to help those suffering on account of these atrocities, please click here for more.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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