People in the Gaza Strip Need Our Help

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The Heavy Rains and Flooding are Another Catastrophe for Gaza

Gaza's Only Electric Power Plant Closed 50 Days (Just Received "Emergency" Fuel Delivery)

Sanitation Trucks are All Stopped Because of Lack of Fuel

Muck and Garbage in the Streets

Now Thousands are Losing their Homes from Flooding

People are Ready to Aid Gaza, but Gaza is Under Siege

Tell the Governments

Open the Crossings for Humanitarian Aid

Let Gaza Rebuild

Let Gaza Trade with the Rest of the World

Do not Forget the Palestinians of Gaza

What You Can Do

1. Call the U.S. State Department and insist it tell Israel and Egypt to Open the Crossings to the Gaza Strip. Call 202-647-4000; select option 4 and ask the operator for the comment line. (You get one minute to record your message.)

2. Go online now and contact your member of Congress, Senators and the President and call on weekdays

3. Call your local newspaper and ask them to cover the crisis in Gaza. Write the editor a letter. Add comments about Gaza at the end of article about the Middle East.

Here's an op-ed that appeared in the New Haven Register on 12/22/2013

4. Google a photo about the Gaza crisis. With a graphic program add the words: Gaza Aid Now. Put the picture on Facebook and get people to like it.

5. Send out tweets using the hashtags #GazaAidNow and #SaveGaza, #GazaLives and #Gaza

6. Ask any groups that you're in to take on the cause of getting relief into Gaza. Some that come to mind are Code Pink, UNAC, US Campaign agains the Occupation, al-Awda NY, al-Awda, UFPJ, ANSWER, USLAW, CARI and the U.S. Peace Council.

7. Ask Democracy Now!, Real News and other non-corporate news sources to put a major focus on stories about Gaza.

8. Hold a teach-in about Gaza at a college or if the weather is decent hold a demonstration.

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9. The White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ Alternatively, write to: President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 Call: 202-456-1414 Fax: 202-456-2461

10. The Office of Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations at sgcentral@un.org

11. Contact the Near and Middle East Desk at The International Committee of the Red Cross Ms. Dibeh FAKHR Tel: +41 22 730 37 23 Mobile: +41 79 447 37 26 or fill out the form at http://www.icrc.org/eng/directory/?contactId=303023

12. Ask for help from Pope Francis. Among the world leaders he might be the most sympathetic.

13. Give charity. Google the Palestine Red Crescent Society and the Middle East Children's Alliance and UNWRA.
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