In light of the horrific disaster that struck the Indian Ocean over Christmas, for those of you who wish to contribute something towards helping those hit by the tsunami, feel free to pop along to the following web-site:
Been reading bits bout volunteering, if some of u were interested. many sites say that @ the mo they have every1 they need already over there helping out and many centres need people more experienced in disaster management or qualified medical staff than anything else.
For any1 interested in helping out the the vso will be needing people to help with the rebuilding over the next year or so… take a look at their site: www.vso.org.uk/volunteering/tsunami_volunteering.asp it might be worth noting the comments regarding contacting the relief agencies, as whilst offers of help may be heartfelt, their resourses are already pretty thinly stretched, so don't be offended if you don't hear back. As DB mentioned, some of the best help is financial, or by helping to keep the tourism alive by continuing to visit the affected countries that are getting back on their feet.
Thank you to all of you gave your voices of condolence and your financial support to the victims of the tsunami.
I thought I would drop a line here as the VSO are now calling out for volunteers to help with rebuilding the towns and homes of those devastated by this event. Anyone who is interested please do pop along to their home page:
This has been created by a team of divers and dive professionals who were out there when the wave hit. If you read some of the personal accounts about how some of these guys spent their boxing day morning… well I challenge you to remain dry eyed. This brought it home to me big time.
Do pop along to see what it is all about.
Wishing the team all the best with the diveathon next weekend.
Further to all of the above. The DEC have declared that they have received soooo much money from everyone that they have drawn the line. If you have not already arranged for them to accept a donation, please do not send more money. They are a touch swamped by all the payments that need processing.
How amazing that so many people can be so touched by an event that they really do pull out all the stops.
Having said that, especially for the divers among us, the Diveaid charity set up by the divers of Kao Lak is still up and running. These guys saved so many lives and limbs out there during the disaster and have been left with nothing so every little can still help.