Hi everyone, sorry for the late reply i,ve been getting everything organised and thanks for the help and pointers Chada, very much appreciated.
If and i'ts a very big IF, anything good is to come of this disaster it's that for brief moment in time the world at last has become one.
Lets hope that in the future other ongoing disasters and ones come get treated with the same global response.
All the best
I'm new to all this, but a mate & I really want to do something practical to help, probably in Thailand, & really do not know what to do. We would not be travelling until March. Any advice?
Kes, my mates and I are in the same boat, we arent going until 23rd March, we've put our names and a message on this board offering our help.
I am new to this site. I can't help but feel quilty sitting at home when I feel, like many of you, that I could be doing so much more to help the Tsunami victims. If instant travel were possible I would be there in a heartbeat. My biggest concern right now is that if I could get myself down there, then what? One can't just show up at the airport, announce "OK...I'm here to help! What can I do? Where shall I start?" Are there organizations already there that need help form people like us? I would hate to get there and be more of a burden to a system of aid already in place. Any suggestions?
hi, I would really love to help too! I am in thailand and able to help for 3 weeks between now and 15th february. I'm finding it difficult to locate recruitment agencies for people able to work less than 1 month. If anyone can help I would be very happy.
What about the victims that are not human beings? Are you animal lovers? Kittens were rescued from PP Island. They are now in Bangkok.
Thai Animal Association has only 3-4 staffs working in small place. One Australian woman was helping there but she left the country a few days ago already due the visa expiration. At my last visit, I saw one vet and 3 staff, but cats are all over. According to the application form, you may be paid for small allowance but don't expect much. The association has to take care of more than 120 cats at the moment, in additional to other animals they have been having before this. I am not sure how much money they have left. Other cat-lovers including me try to bring things for them (both human and animals), but sighh... 120+ cats....
Check this out :
And this is the application form:
The place is in Bangkok but not very close to prime area though.