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1. Posted by Zag_Help (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Several of my friends from Gonzaga University are studying in Florence, Italy this school year. They were spending Christmas in Thailand when the tsunami hit. I have been unable to contact any of my friends, but news reports have said they believe the students were inland and were not injured. Please keep them in your prayers. I still would like to know how I could volunteer any time and effort in helping out in these countries that were so highly impacted. Anybody know of ways to travel to these countries on a college student's budget and lend any help possible?

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6165 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Zag_Help,

I've posted regarding wanting to help in this thread:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum_reply.cfm?ThreadID=7182

On a student's budget, as an outsider, I'd say, you're far better off sending any cash you might spend, so that trained, experienced people can be more effective.

I hope your friends are ok!

Cheers,
Peter

3. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Peter. Unless you have specific skills you will only be in the way, although I appreciate your desire to help. Even if you can't afford much money yourself, arrange some sort of events to raise money.