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Wednesday 19 January 2005

Sri Lanka: Rebuilding houses for Tsunami Victims

Ken Faris, wrote to us about The SEAChange Initiative through which they are helping tsunami victims to rebuild their houses.

My colleagues and I have created a collective of existing, and new foundations that have the express goal of providing semi-permanent, clean, modern, and dignified housing to those effected by the tsunami. We are working closely with IcosaVillage and are in touch with the staff of the Sewalanka Foundation to coordinate and execute this effort. Further we are working with All-In-Vision and DomeLife productions to ensure through daily broadcast that those who donate will have live updates on exactly how their dollars are being spent.

You can visit our website at seaci.org to find out more about this effort.
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Wed Jan 19, 02:17:00 am IST  
Blogger kfaris said :

Wed Jan 19th

This is the latest from The SEAChange Initiative to IcosaVillage and Markus Robinson. Included are many of thedays developments. In addition to that Jason Kreta has begun full time work on the project and is gearing up for the FEMA proposal as well as making up a master list of Ann Arbor Area organizations to contact for media broadcasting and fundraising support. Thanks Jason keep up the good work and congrats on your new found freedom. My next step for the evening is to copy these updates to the leading blogs. Thanks again to everyone involved and getting involved for your support and dedication. Soon we'll be there and buildign beuatiful new homes for Sri Lankans.

Hi Markus,

I just emailed an adminsitrator for UN releif efforts to direct them to our seaci.org site. As far as the FEMA is concerned Jason is in the process of writing the 4-5 page executive summary for the project which will give us the most definitive document to date on the effort and organizations invloveld. For lack of a better tool I would recommend that be used for the basis for the proposal to FEMA. I will call him immediately and get him up to speed. Please continue to update your latest news via the blog. From our side the Public Service Announcements are i their final phases and will be ready for tomorrow. Janean has been in touch with Viacom MTV and VHI news organizations as well as other national and local television and radio stations to further releases and secure conduits for the PSA's. We will meet with Detroit Radio stations WWJ ad WJLB on Friday as well as WQKL and 95.5 FM in the next week. Further the department of social work at teh University of Michigan is being notified as well through Jason's housemate a PHD student there. Chris Collins let me know that my blogs are being seen on the front page of many other relief sites and are being linked by other organizations so the network continues to evolve. If you could give me a call tomorrow at my desk so we can reconnect that would be great. If I'm not there just let me know it's you and I'll get right back to you.


Thanks

Ken

Thu Jan 20, 09:11:00 am IST  
Blogger kfaris said :

Wed Jan 19th.

Thanks to all of thsoe visiting us to offer aid, donations and time. These are the postings to the SEAChange blog over the last few days regarding expanding meida networking and assembly of the team that will be executing the reconstruction mission in Sri Lanka. Please continue to network adn communicate with us by visiting our site at seaci.org

Thanks and Best Wishes

Ken Faris and The SEAChange Initiative



SeaChange,

I think that this is a great idea! I am going to let all the people at Michigan State and the surrounding areas know about your efforts.
# posted by Anonymous : 8:01 AM
Thank you for your support. Please keep us updated of any new developments and contacts that might be advantageous to the cause.

Regards

The SEAChange Initiative
# posted by kfaris : 5:55 PM
All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to be added to the Mission Fish list of charitable organizations that will provide relief to the victims in Southeast Asia. Once this request is granted; The Sea Change Initiative will operate among the veteran aid organizations. We are excited!

All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to air a radio Public Service Announcement on behalf of The Sea Change Initiative to all local radio stations within Southeastern Michigan. Today, Nichole from (WWJ news 950, and WKRK 1270 talk radio) has agreed to air our radio Public Service Announcement.

All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to have viewers updated on The Sea Change Initiative through popular Television Media sources such as Viacom’s MTV news and VH1 news. We have been in direct communication with their media staff in order to provide information about our reconstruction endeavors in Southeast Asia. We will keep everyone updated with any new information.
# posted by Anonymous : 2:40 PM
All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to be added to the Mission Fish list of charitable organizations that will provide relief to the victims in Southeast Asia. Once this request is granted; The Sea Change Initiative will operate among the veteran aid organizations. We are excited!

All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to air a radio Public Service Announcement on behalf of The Sea Change Initiative to all local radio stations within Southeastern Michigan. Today, Nichole from (WWJ news 950, and WKRK 1270 talk radio) has agreed to air our radio Public Service Announcement.

All-In-Vision Charity has submitted a request to have viewers updated on The Sea Change Initiative through popular Television Media sources such as Viacom’s MTV news and VH1 news. We have been in direct communication with their media staff in order to provide information about our reconstruction endeavors in Southeast Asia. We will keep everyone updated with any new information.

Thu Jan 20, 09:16:00 am IST  
Blogger kfaris said :

Thursday Jan 20

These are new alliances and friends we are making to combat the destruction on South East Asia. Anyone seeing this here on the SEA-EAT blog please post new comments to the page to keep us at the top of the list.

Regards

Ken Faris


Thanks to Patti Gipson. With the new agreement with SEACHANGE the band and Matador records our Public Service announcements are fully prepared to be broadcast through 58 countries via web radio. Stay tuned to the blog and the webwaves you'll be hearing more from The SEAChange Initiative soon.

Ken Faris
Co-Founder of the The SEAChange Initiative
seaci.org
all-in-vision.org
icosavillage.com

The SEAChange Initiative is a nonprofit venture committed to bringing clean, modern, dignified housing to tsunami victims throughout southeast asia in the coming months and years.

Fri Jan 21, 09:29:00 am IST