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Saturday, 1 January, 2005

Appeal from U.S. Based Sri Lanka Relief Fund

From Marian:

Of the 80,000 people who have died as a result of the tsunamis over 26,000 were from Sri Lanka. The death toll is still rising along with threat of deadly diseases associated with the aftermath. Due to the immense devastation, Sri Lanka is in great need of financial support to purchase medical supplies to aid the survivors.

We urgently appeal to you to come together as a community and raise money to help the victims of this great tragedy. We are in a poition of great power and privilege and with that privilege comes the responsibility to aid people who have been left
injured and homeless.

Diaspora Flow, a Sri Lankan run 501(c) 3 nonprofit arts organization, has started a fund called The Sri Lanka Relief Fund. A benefit show will be held in the coming
month in Minneapolis in conjunction with the Los Angeles Sri Lankan community to raise money for the surviving victims. We'll send more info on that in the coming week. All proceeds and donations will go to orphanages and hospital clinics that have been devastated (north, east and south) and to Direct Relief International to provide anti-biotics, painkillers, and water purification tablets, which Sri Lanka states, are the most essential items at this moment. To save as many lives as possible, immediate donations are welcome in order to provide emergency
healthcare for victims.

Direct Relief is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization that provides assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, political or
religious affliation their support goes to administrative and fundraising

All donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to the following address:

The Sri Lanka Relief Fund
12134 Jonquil St. NW
Coon Rapids MN 55433

Please make checks payable to: The Sri Lanka Relief Fund

We are in the middle of setting up an electronic payment system, but until then, please mail checks so we can send urgently needed money for medical supplies. Thank you for your support in this time of tragedy.

If you would like a receipt of donation for tax purposes please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that one can be mailed to you. If you work for a company, please find out what their matching donation policy is.

We are in the middle of setting up a webpage with more information; in a few days please visit www.diasporaflow.org/srilanka-relief.html

If you have questions about the fund, please feel free to contact us by email at srilanka-relief AT diasporaflow d-o-t org or call us at the numbers below. Thank you for your time.

Pradeepa- (co-director of D'Flow) 612-237-7670
Chamindika- (co-director of D'Flow) 651-489-8393
Vinothini (Vino) -Board Member 763-443-1320
Amirthini (Amu) -Board Member 763-639-6833

Diaspora Flow
Sri Lanka Relief Fund

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Sat Jan 01, 04:01:00 pm IST  
Blogger harsha said :

just saw this. our rotary club [rc of colombo regency] has been active since 27 december and are planning to concentrate in batticaloa. you could visit our makeshift site at http://www.reliefforsrilanka.blogspot.com.

your group is more than welcome to link up with us for on the ground support if you think it would be useful. if so, you could get in touch with our president mario [perumal] on +94 777 371204 or mario@vigilant-security.com or secretary chamila [wicramasinghe] on +94 777 364618 chamila_w@yahoo.com.

harsha [de silva] hdes1@yahoo.com

Sat Jan 01, 05:23:00 pm IST