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Royal College Steps Up

On the 29th and 30th over a 100 students, 10 teachers and the Principal of Royal College volunteered at the Sarvodaya headquarters, where they unloaded, sorted and loaded trucks with relief supplies.

Students ranging from the ages of 14-18 hauled heavy loads of dry rations and medical supplies on to trucks headed to Ampara, Kilinochchi and Mannar. Supply materials for tents, and eating utensils were loaded onto trucks headed to camps and hospitals in Unawatuna, Galle, Ambalangoda, Hambantota, Matara, Colombo, Karapitiya, Moratuwa and Kalutara.

Royal College has pledged to continue their support through volunteer efforts to Sarvodaya’s orphanage program established to rehabilitate orphaned children ranging from infants to 11 years old.


  1. jennifer K.

    I’d like to join any volunteer groups from Austin, TX. Please post any information, if there are any traveling to deliver or distribute goods.

  2. andy majdan

    Prior to this disaster I planned to travel to all of the countries afected. This catastrophe has now given me more incentive and motivation to go and work voluntarily with the victims. I am leaving in Febuary and would like to know where to go and who to speak to onmy arrival.
    many thanks, Andy

  3. Vinoo Dissanayake

    Hi! I’m a medical student in Southern California, and a group of my classmates and myself want to visit Sri Lanka in the months of February and March to help in the relief efforts. We would really like to know how we could get in contact with Sarvodaya once we arrive.


  4. Joseph


    Nam and Address of Applying organization : GRACE FOUNDATION

    6/93,Teachers Colony, South Eachampatti, Enam Kalpalayam Post,

    Manachanallur Taluk, Trichirapalli District, Tamil Nadu State, INDIA,

    Pin: 621005, E-Mail : [email protected]

    Legal Status of the Organization : Registered as a Not-for –profit Non Governmental Voluntay Charitable organization under the Societies of Registration Act. Our Registration Number is 54 of 1996. Our organization is registered under the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Government of India under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act. Our FCRA Number is 076040258.

    Bank Details : Account Number is S.B.10864 at INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK(0252), Samayapuram Post, Trichirapalli District, Tamil Nadu, India 621112 infavour of GRACE FOUNDATION.


    DESIGNATION : General Secretary

    NEED OF THE PROJECT: As you are Aware already the fisher man community in India are poor, downtrodden and marginalized. The Tsunami waves cleared all their wealth and their huts in to the sea water. Now they don’t have clothing, food and shelter. Clothing and food is given by our local voluntary groups and our government of Tamil Nadu is providing food to them. But nobody is not in a position to give permanent shelter to them due to our financial condition India is a third world and developing country. By time being they are accommodated in the community hall, schools and colleges in nearby.

    Yesterday I personally visited all these area in the East Coast Areas from Poompuhar, Cavery poompatinam. Vanagiri, Chattrapadi, Tranquebar where Danish People lived and the First Missionary Mr.Seaganpaul gave the Tamil Bible to our Indian People, T.R.Pattinam , Karaikkal, Nagore, Nagapattinam and Velankanni. Most of the affected people are belongs Fishermen Community especially Christians both Catholic and Protestant few are Hindus and Muslims.

    Project Planned : From our baseline survey we came to know that from the people who affected by the Tsunami that immediately they need a House with the RCC Roofing which will help them to prevent floods and cyclone. The loss of their wealth and their belonging and the life’s of their dear ones is so much. This loss cannot be fulfilled by us. But we can provide a decent low cost housing immediately. This house also we cannot provide on our own unless otherwise your helping hands and partnership. So the Board of Director’s of GRACE FOUNDATION request your organization to provide grants for construction of the houses to these TSUNAMI VICITMS. We can join not as a single organization but a group of Organization those who are interested in their relief work and help us to build as much as houses we can. Local Machineries and laborers are available. We need funding for the purchase of Cements, Bricks, Sand, Water and wooden doors and windows. If we will get the funds as early as possible we construct within 2 months time and the families can be shifted from Community Hall to their own houses. We have decided to construct 50 houses each place to 10 villages the total houses to build 500 in the respective areas where we have visited and surveyed.


    For constructing one Decent and RCC roof house we need Rs. 45,000.00

    For constructing 500 Houses we need Rs. 2,25,00,000.00

    ( $ 523255 United States Dollars or E 394736 Euros or L 300000 U.K.Pounds)

    Note : We cannot expect any community contribution from the fishermen community because they lost every thing and their belonging even some of them lost their husband, children wife etc., as you might have seen in through the medias.

    Once again we request you to join hands in this project as partners and help us to builds as many as houses by your organizations contributions.


    Yours sincerely,

    S.N.Joseph Selvaraj.

    General Secretary,

    Grace Foundation,

    6/93,Teachers Colony,

    South Eachampatti,

    Enam Kalpalayma POst,

    Manachanallur Taluk,

    Trichirapalli District,

    Tamil Nadu, India 621 005.

    E-Mail : [email protected]

  5. Mark Beresford

    A colleague and myself both trained in food technology in the UK would like to actively support the relief effort in Sri Lanka, does anyone have any info any organisation taking on volunteers wishing to travel to Sri lanka to give hands on help.

  6. Amy

    Im 16 but Ill be 17 by the summer and I live in the U.S. I’d want to volunteer with a group for 2- 4weeks over the summer but I can’t find a group that would allow a teenage volunteer can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks if you can help.

  7. Stephen Casey

    I am a 40 yo graduate in engineering in US (citizen). Am currently beginning a business in home construction/building. Have hands on skills in carpentry, foundation, framing. Also have alot of travel experience in the region. Would like to volunteer my services for up to 6 months.

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