Friday, December 31, 2004

Where we are heading next

The generosity of people both here in Sri Lanka and in far corners of the world, from all walks of life have been tremendous. On top of the much needed funds, the words of encouragement they give us are very encouraging, and they keep us going. So a very big thank you to all of you for being with us at this time!

We have been working through the night into the wee hours of the mornings – some of us making relief packs, and others answering e-mails and phone calls to co-ordinate our activities.

There will be a group of us leaving to Batticaloa early morning tomorrow with items required immediately – water purification units, some medications, sleeping mats and bedsheets, clothes etc. Our group will be working with the Rotary Club of Batticaloa and during this visit will conduct medical camps to provide much needed care for the injured. But more importantly, they will look into possible areas where we can help rebuild the livelihoods lost, and provide long term assistance to develop an area. As you may know, some villages have been wiped off by the tidal waves, with no trace of their existence left!

We will keep you updated of the ground situation when they get back.

May the force be with all of you!


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