Wednesday, January 12, 2005

More Rotary goods distributed; Pottuvil medical trip planned for weekend

The following places received goods distributed on our behalf from our Colombo 'warehouse' during the last two days:

Matara [south]: rice, dhal, sugar, chillie powder, noodles, sprats, tumeric powder, potatoes, onions, salmon, salt, chick peas. Mattresses and pillows dispatched previously.
Batticaloa [east] and Hambantota [south]: rice, noodles, dhal, sugar, sprats, potatoes, onions, salmon, chillie powder, chick peas.
Aluthgama [south]: mattresses, pillows, clothes and dry rations
Bentota [south]: mattresses, pillows, sanitary napkins, feeding bottles, clothes an dry rations
Akkarapattu [east]: mattresses and pillows.
Pottuvil [east] mattresses, pillows, towels, feeding bottles, sanitary napkins
Kalmunai [east]: large volumes of rice, dhal, sugar, chick peas, noodles, sprats, salt, chillies powder, tumeric powder, salmon, potatoes, onions, milk powder.
Vallachennai [east]: mats, mattresses, pillows and dry rations.
Hendala-Wattala [west] foodstuffs, mattresses and clothing goods also delivered to the Prithipura home for differently abled children.

Also, a relief trip from Jan. 14 to 16 is planned to help needy villages in the Pottuvil area [on the east coast]. Rotary Regency members have learned that villages in this area far from main roads have not been receiving adequate relief supplies. The affected people from these villages, who have not been able to enter relief camps, are in great need of assistance. Regency members plan on addressing this problem by visiting the villages of Komari [north of Pottuvil] and Panama [south of Pottuvil] with medical supplies and five local doctors to provide whatever medical attention is needed. Regency Rotarians will also deliver foods and general supplies to these villages.

Next week we'll post details from the trip.

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