I appeal to you to come together and help the victims of the recent devastating flash floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. I am running this campaign on behalf of my teacher who is the Chief Prelate for South Sri Lanka. His temple and the surrounding area have been destroyed by this unexpected disaster.
In my hometown, some people ran to higher places and survived while others could not make it. They lost everything in minutes.
I want to help. I believe we can make a difference if we act now.
The area has lost electricity, so people still do not have drinking water. The lack of cell coverage and internet makes it virtually impossible to get updates. Many people haven't eaten a warm meal for days. They need to start their lives from scratch and do not have the time to mourn the deaths of their loved ones, or the loss of their property. There are serious concerns about disease outbreak.
If you are in Massachusetts or in a nearby area, send me a message or drop stuff at the drop box. You may donate non-perishable items such as clothes, medicines, blankets, etc. between now and the 5th of June.
Please donate money on this GoFundMe Page. You may do so anonymously if you prefer.
If you want to visit the affected area, you can contact my teacher in Sri Lanka at the address below:
Ven. Hewovita Indaratana Nayaka Thero, (හැව්ඕවිට ඉන්දරතන නාහිමි)
The Chief Prelate of South Sri Lanka,
Sri Gangāgiri Vihāra, Gorakawela, Pitabeddara - 81450, Sri Lanka
Telephone: (+94) 041-22-81334
Please read more at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/29/asia/sri-lanka-floods/
පිංවත් ඔබ දකින අසනා හැම තැනම
කවුරැත් දුකින් වෙළිලා නැහැ සැනසීම
දුන්නොත් බුදුන් දැක තෙරැවන පැහැදීම
නිවනින් නිවෙන්නට ඇති වෙයි මේ පිනම
Abundant Blessings and Mettā,