Tsunami relief effort

This is from Gehan from Sri Lanka whom I met through the International RYLA convention in Brisbane last year. I got it via betseybee

Dear RYLArians,

As you must all be aware, Sri Lanka was very badly affected with over 5000 people dead (Still rising) and over 1 million people affected by Sunday’s un-expected Tsunami’s that struck our island.

We, through our Rotary Club is trying to organize relief efforts; however, the magnitude of the disaster is so high that we, even as a country put together cannot handle all the medical, clothing, shelter, dry rations etc., requirements by our selves. Thus, I’m asking you to help us help the people affected by this tragic incident in any way possible. If you are un-able to assist, passing this message to someone who you think is able to help is as useful.

As an idea of what can be done – Printing out fliers and distributing it amongst the local community etc. setting and informing a Date and Venue for the collection of Clothes, Dry Rations, Medicines, Tents/ Camps, etc. etc. and thereafter, contacting a local freight forwarder to help Ship/ Air freight the items to Colombo, Sri Lanka (Preferably FOC as their contribution to the relief effort). We through our Rotary Club can speak to local Customs and get all costs waived off from this end.

If you have any queries, please contact me on the following:

Name           :        Gehan de Alwis
Rotary Club   :        ROTARY CLUB OF COLOMBO REGENCY, RI 3220, SRI LANKA.
Office           :        C/o Omega Technologies (Private) Limited
Address         :        # 618 Galle Road, Colombo 3, SRI LANKA (Office)
Mobile/ Text   :        94 77 7368820
Email           :        gehan@omega-tec.com
MSN ID         :        gehan77@hotmail.com

If you are donating funds, please use the following Account:

Attention       –        Gehan de Alwis
Account Name –      ROTARY CLUB OF COLOMBO REGENCY
Account No.    –        001-003771-002
Bank           –      HSBC
Bank Address   –      # 24, Sir Baron Jayatilaka Mawatha, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka
SWIFT Code     –      HSBC LK LX

Thanking you once again in-advance for all your support.

Gehan de Alwis
Colombo, Sri Lanka