*Updated 2nd January 2005*

FOR REFERENCE ONLY! NO LONGER VALID

1. water pumps and pipes (for emptying wells)
2. ekle brooms
3. kitchen utensils: plates, cups, mugs, saucepans, etc.
4. water tanks: 2000 litre plastishells
5. plastic buckets (for carrying water within the camps)
6. plastic cans: 48 litres
7. small plastic cans: 5 litres

8. hand pumps (to lift oil from barrels to start water pumps)
9. chlorine powder and tablets
10. tin sheets (to cover camp toilets)
11. toys for children
12. bicycles and tricycles
13. face masks
14. bedlinen
15. gloves
16. boots
17. mosquito coils
18. toothpaste
19. baby feeding bottles
20. combs
21. soap
22. sanitary pads
23. plastic mats/sleeping pads
24. solar sticks (for lighting camps)

Urgent Needs for Relief Convoys

5 thoughts on “Urgent Needs for Relief Convoys

  • 2 January 2005 at 9:01 pm
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    I live in the USA and want to know how best to help after the tsunami. Would it be best to mail some of the above listed supplies? Or to just send money? WHere would I send either?

    Thank you. Jennifer

  • 2 January 2005 at 9:43 pm
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    Fro US money is the best way to donate for several reasons: 1. Immediate, 2. No shipping costs, 3. It is cheaper to buy these things in say India at a fractional cost (More bang for the money), 4. Needs change and the locals can adjust to the chang in needs, etc. You may donate monies to to Sarvodaya on this site, which I do not believe is registered as a charitable organization in USA. Alternatively, you may donate to the Sri Lankan Association in St. Louis (http:/www.stlsrilankan.org), which is registered as 501C3 nonprofit chariatable organization in USA.
    ADMINS NOTE – As executive director of Sarvodaya USA I can most definitely confirm that the US organization is a 501c3 tax-exempt non profit organization. When one contributes to Sarvodaya USA through the PayPal connection on this website, the donation is tax deductible for U.S. citizens, and it all will be sent directly to Sarvodaya Headquarters.

  • 2 January 2005 at 10:34 pm
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    As executive director of Sarvodaya USA I can most definitely confirm that the US organization is a 501c3 tax-exempt non profit organization. When one contributes to Sarvodaya USA through the PayPal connection on this website, the donation is tax deductible for U.S. citizens, and it all will be sent directly to Sarvodaya Headquarters.

  • 3 January 2005 at 4:26 am
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    We have 100’s of plush toys for Tsunami Survivors or Poorest of the Poor Children. Do you have a drop off location in Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington (both in USA). If not please provide us with any other location in Northwest USA, or give us a dirrect shipment address. Thank you, g-d bless, Annette & Michelle

  • 3 January 2005 at 12:10 pm
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    What percentage of the money we donate to your organization will go directly to the tsunami relief effort i.e. the people?

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