Tsunami Relief Effort - Limerick to Sri Lanka (January 2005)
Update - January 2006 - Some good news from Sri Lanka
Some good news from Sri Lanka
Following the great success of the "Hygiene Hamper" appeal last year, which saw over €500,000 of your products being shipped directly to the needy people of Sri Lanka, I can now give you some more good news.
Feb. 15th will see the official opening of "The Limerick Pre School" in Kataragama in the south east of Sri Lanka. The name was selected by Anita and her fellow aid workers, and a sign outside the building will show that it was donated by the people of this area of Ireland. This school has been funded by cash donations received last year,
through our Tsunami appeal, which we forwarded to Anita.
Anita, in co-operation with local monks in Kataragama, has constructed this new school to provide the poorest of poor children with a chance of an education, and a future.
Kataragama is also a holy place visited by millions of Sri Lankans annually. Hence the place is of religious and social significance.
The land on which the school is constructed belongs to the Kataragama Temple, owned by the State. The building is 1100 sq.ft. and the number of Children who could study will be 100.
Sincere thanks to Anita and all her staff for continuing the efforts to provide a better future for the people of this devastated area.
Hopefully this is one happy ending to the many events of such a terrible tragedy.
Update - May 23rd 2005
Message from Sri Lanka following Delivery and Distribution of Relief Goods.
Good day to you !
Please find some more Tsunami Aid Distribution 35 Pics in Attached file.
which was distributed in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in Small Fishing Village with the help of local NGO.
Around 1500 Family Boxes and Baby Covers ware distributed as per the local NGO's Details and information under Ms.Anita's Supervision & My self.
The Medical Items :- We are planing to donate Fist Aid Boxes to each Camps, Schools,
Orphanages & Hospitals and More.. The Fist Aid boxes will be pre pare by the local NGO and the Medicine and goods will be provided by us ( From your Medical Supplies ).
The Discussing is going on.....
Please be guided accordingly.
Best Regards ! Aroos Ahamed.
Air Masters International (Pvt) Ltd,
No 05, Aloe Avenue,
Update - March 10th 2005
EASTWAY LOGISTICS’S TSUNAMI AID DISTRIBUTION.
4x40’Hq AID Donated by Mr.Frank Eastway Logistics - Ireland.
THE FIRST TWO CONTAINERS :-
The First Two Cntrs APHU 6303335 / APHU6193789 have arrived in Colombo on 11/02/2005 / 18/02/2005 We have cleared the Cntr and de stuff the Cntr & loaded the goods in to 6 Lorries
& 2x 20’Ft Cntrs
Cntr Contains : Hygiene Family Packs & Empty Plastic Buckets
& Baby Boxes ( Baby Feeding Bottles , Bandages, Thermometers )& Medical Aid boxes
& Hospital Supplies & Crutches & Ect…as per the Packing List of East Way Logistics.
Distributed together with Charity : (1st Cntr) 20’Cntr & 3 Lorries was Distributed with the help of Missionaries of Charity’s Tsunami Disaster Unit to several refugee camps ( 17 ) and Elder’s Home ( 1 ) & Orphanages ( 3 ) some of them are maintaining by the Mis of Charity’s Tsunami Disaster Unit.
We had collected all the details of the Each Refugee camp’s Office &
We had distributed the goods to actual affected family directly together with Mis of Charity.
( 2nd Cntr ) 3 Lorries & A 20’Cntr of Second Cntr ware distributed directly to the Several Camp
( 13 )alone with the team ( Young Boys & Girls ) from Air Masters Int’l one by one.
Ms.Anita has already visited this camps and collected the details from the Office of each camps and also had founded the resettle areas where the affected peoples are living with out having basic needs.
The same day ( Day and Night ) we had gone for distribution of these goods to the victims directly and We had distributed the goods in all the camps as per there list provided by the office of the each camps.
In Resettled areas ( 5 ) in Matara We have distributed a card first to the actual affected people and had distributed the goods as per the card provided amount.
** As per Affected People’s Information Mr.Frank’s goods are most valuable & New & needed goods which they have received only from us & Most of them thanked and prayed for goods donated people **
Medical Aid boxes are given to the Office of each refugee camps & Hospital Items was donated to Galle Hospital.
Each camps have got around 95 - 145 Family"s
Distributed Place and Area :- Galle District / Matara District /
Modera / Mattakkuliya Southern Province & Western Province of Sri Lanka.
Distributed By :- Ms.Anita / Aroos / Fawzan & Team of Air Masters International.
Visited by :- Ms.Anita & Aroos to the Refugee Camps & Orphanages & Elders Homes.
No days for Distribution :- 8 Days ( Excluding Visits )
Photographs :- Will be provided to you shortly.
|** MANY THANKS - MR.FRANK **
Executive Officer -
Overseas Biz Development & marketing.
Project Coordinator -
Tsunami Aid Distribution.
Air Masters International (Pvt) Ltd,
No 05, Aloe Avenue,
Tel: 0094 11 2573954 (Auto Line)
0094 11 4724397
Fax: 0094 11 4717727
|Let me take this opportunity to sincerely express my thanks and gratitude from myself as well as my devastated nation to Mr & Mrs Frank McNamara for the timely initiative and to the Residents of his city who responded to him in an overwhelming manner displaying the finer qualities of humanity. A special thanks from Sri Lanka also to all the volunteers who helped in collection, arrangements and delivery. Your generosity to the people of our devastated country will be very much appreciated. Please be assured that your aid will be delivered directly to those, that need it most. Keep up the good work. - Anita.|