Sunday, January 02, 2005

Sharing to achieve greater efficiency

1. Medical supplies
We have dispatched some of the large consignment of medical supplies we received from RC of Vienna Point to Killinochchi, Galle, Matara and Tangalle. As you know, our trucks to Batticaloa [our focus area] are stuck due to the floods and will proceed no sooner the flood waters recede.

The remaining supplies have been given to the Rotary District for distribution through the many other clubs that are now active in the relief operation.

2. Shelter boxes
We have got some shelter boxes from the RC of Colombo; donated to them by the RC of Helston-Lizard in the UK. These are all in one units that include outer and inner tents, ground sheets, sleeping blankets, water purification tablets, cooking and drinking containers, flashlights and everything else imaginable for emergency relief. Each of these units can hold at least 10 people.

We thank the RC of Colombo and the RC of Helston-Lizard for the same. The boxes we received were handed over to refugee sites in Tangalle and Talpe by Rotarian Shantha and his crew yesterday; 1 January 2005.

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