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Jennifer Zurick

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Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This year has seen an increase in military violence in western and northern Burma. While much of the world believes Burma/Myanmar has transitioned to democracy, thousands of people are still hiding in the jungles or fleeing to camps for Internally Displaced People, or seeking refugee status in adjacent countries. In order to help these people, we need your help. Please continue to support our efforts!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

BHM touches the lives of so many people, and remains a low-key group of individuals who empower and support the people of Burma. Their programs save lives, provide education to children who would be lost, provide income and empowerment to women and communities.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We are a small, heart-felt organization doing great work in an often forgotten about part of the world. I feel a tremendous amount of gratitude to be working with such exceptional, caring and talented people who inspire me every day! The best part is that I feel that our model transcends conventional humanitarian work because of the partnerships formed that are responsive and empowering to community-based organizations in Burma.

This year we are especially grateful for the steadfast support of Alternative Gifts International and Transparent Fish Fund, and honored to be a recipient for a Dining for Women grant.

We do face a lot of challenges - most of all, at a time when things are so challenging for so many Americans, how do we continue to inspire people to care for those who are on the other side of the world? I wish I could take everyone into a village to meet the incredibly kind and generously-hearted people of Burma. They've been fighting for self-determination for so many years. Thank you to everyone who supports them!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Every year I am proud to update this review by staying that we have done more to help the people of Burma than in previous years. Thank you for continuing to support our work. We are honored to carry it out on your behalf.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We've done some great work this year! Thanks to the Transparent Fish Fund and Alternative Gifts International, we've been able to continually expand the reach of the medicines we supply and we continue to provide the resources for training new medics. We also have expanded our education efforts by providing more scholarships to refugee youth along the Thai-Burma border as well as for refugees from Burma who have resettled in the US. And I'm so excited by what our partner organizations have accomplished with having the Minmahaw School recognized as a legal foundation in Thailand and the amazing efforts of Girl Determined to empower at risk girls.

There is a curse that says "May you live in interesting times"and times are indeed interesting in Burma. As much as we'd all love to believe that democracy is moving things in a positive direction, the truth for the populations we serve is that they are more imperiled than ever before. Despite ceasefire agreements, the actuality of military violence remains and this is coupled with the threats of land seizures for development and people returning to villages after years of living as refugees without adequate security or infrastructure to support them.

Our work remains as critical as it ever was - perhaps more so, and I just want to express a heart felt thanks to the volunteers and donors who make this possible. And thank you so very much to our wonderful board who works so hard with so few resources and nothing in the way of personal reward, except for the positive feelings they get for being of service to others. We're excited to have welcomed three new members to our team this year, as well as a new partnership with Globe Med, and I just can't wait to see what we'll do next!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

In a magical world all of the board would live in the same town so we can meet more in person and not always have to have conference calls!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Burma Humanitarian Mission, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with a number of social justice and environmental causes since 1990 and I have never worked with or volunteered for an organization that does as much with so few resources as BHM. Its board is made up of individuals who are deeply committed and who contribute endless amounts of time and resources toward helping the people of Burma.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1999

Role:  Board Member