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Sunday, 9 January, 2005

India: Aid agencies short of manpower

Aid agencies working in the tsunami-hit coastal areas of Tamil Nadu are in a quandary. Relief materials and money are pouring in but there are not enough volunteers to take up rehabilitation work.

With schools and colleges having re-opened after the New Year vacation, students who formed a chunk of the volunteer force on the field has shrunk.

Read the Full Article on The Hindu
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Blogger stephen bird said :

hi, my name is stephen bird I would like to volunteer for any rebuilding of homes in the tsunami devastated areas
I am available for the next 6-8 weeks .I have gotten my imunitizations and a current passport. I am a chef by trade I have current job of providing 200 meals a day for a private company. I have also built 2 houses from scratch I laid the foundation to the roof and everything in-between. I can be reached at 1-360-701-2416 (cell always on) or by e-mail at jazmines@zhonka.net. I look forward to hearing from you and as I said I'm available for the next 6-8 weeks, the company that I work for is remodeling there building.
thank you, stephen bird

Sun Jan 09, 07:35:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

AID should realize that they dont have the infrastructure to sustain the amount of fund raised.

AID should channel their financial help to NGOs that have a massive volunteer base. Like Seva Bharati.

This is the time to forget differences with Seva Bharati and work in unison with them. AID should give a serious thought on this.

As in their own words:
"One cannot afford to be fussy about working with different groups (as long as they are sincere and work efficiently). What matters now is reaching relief and rehabilitation to all those who need it."

Sun Jan 09, 07:01:00 pm IST