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1. Posted by Zag_Help (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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 5532 posts) 10y

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) 10y

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.