|20 January 2005
I am a 39 year old American with vast construction, engineering, design and information
technology experience. I am planning to go to Sri Lanka in the beginning of
February and stay at least until may to help in the rebuilding efforts. I am
trying to join my efforts with those of other humanitarian organizations but as yet
have had no luck.
I do not wish to waist your valuable time but I am trying to find information on
those people whom I can join with and put my skills to work for those in need. I am
going even if I can find no organization to go with or meet when I arrive. I know
that I will be able to help in some fashion. Please respond if you have any
information that may help in these efforts. Please know that I will not be a burden
on the local people when I arrive I will take care of myself and my own needs. Thank
you for you time. Sincerely,
|18 January 2005
A British expert in building construction intend to visit Sri Lanka 28-31 January with a view to identifying projects for a Charity initiative. They are looking for reconstruction projects that will provide essential community relief ideally in a health facility or accommodation for the younger or old members of the community.
This is a new charity initiative (Essex, UK) formed initially to provide construction support services and work in partnership with local governments, NGO’s, community groups and individuals following the Tsunami in South East Asia. Its aim is to provide general and specialist building expertise by way of volunteers, funding, training supplying the necessary management, labour, tools, plant and machinery to assist with the reconstruction efforts in the areas worst affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami. The charity hopefully will attract support from developers, contractors, professional consultants, builders’ merchants, relevant local authority departments, the professional institutions and private residential and commercial property companies. With the support of such organisations it would be possible to provide not only the much-needed funds but also construction management, trade expertise, materials, tooling and plant to assist in the reconstruction efforts.