We recently received an email from Dinali Abeysekera, an Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) representative, who wrote to thank all of our donors and their thoughtful contributions. AMURT sends “a huge huge thank you” and the following update:
“Amurt just sent another team down to Haiti today via Dominican Republic. They have been having marathon planning sessions the past few days, trying to make effective decisions on how best to approach this terrible disaster. So far they’ve created a large makeshift clinic on a soccer field, and have been receiving an immense amount of patients. They are also working with the idea of evacuating people out of Port Au Prince into the northern commune, enabling them to access food, water, shelter and staying clear of violent areas. At this point the only option is to get aid and medical resources in as quickly as possible, to prevent further injury, disease, and death. The money Trees, Water & People has raised will be put to very good use!”
Thank you to our friends who have contributed! We made our 1st wire transfer today! A week of fundraising has brought in close to $16,000. Please continue to share with your friends and loved ones how they can contribute to the Haitian people.