Sunday
Dec182011

Philippine Flood Relief 2011

Once again severe flash floods triggered by Typhoon Washi have greatly devastated the southern Philippines and killed nearly 650 people in with about 10,000 more missing across vast regions, officials reported. Pounding rain from a tropical storm swelled rivers and sent walls of water rushing through the southern Philippines while people were asleep.

    

Many were trapped in their homes as the flash floods coincided with high tides. In some places entire villages are reported to have been swept away.

 

Most of the 20 typhoons and major storms that hit the country each year affect the north - and many in Mindanao were unprepared for the severity of Tropical Storm

Soldiers and volunteers are still searching for the thousands of people reported missing on southern Mindanao Island in the mud after the water subsided. Parts of concrete walls and roofs, toppled vehicles and other debris litter the muddy streets

  

 

The scale of the disaster has forced the local authorities to issue an appeal for body bags and coffins.

The Philippines Red Cross in coordination with the government and other aid agencies is helping in the search for those missing as well as providing for the many left homeless and without basic necessities.

Adhyatmik Foundation Inc (AF) is contributing to the relief and rehabilitation efforts required in every way practical. Your support will enhance our relief efforts to provide:

  • drinking water/purifiers
  • food;
  • blankets and clothing;
  • medical supplies;
  • temporary shelters and/or relocation for the homeless;

How you can help: Please donate generously either by Paypal or by check, marking the donation with “Philippine flood relief 2011”

Checks may be mailed to: Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc, 106 Crestview Court, FLF
Hawley, PA 18428, with the memo of “Philippine flood relief 2011”

 



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Sunday
Oct302011

Thailand Floods

Thailand is currently experiencing its worst floods in half a century. Floodwaters have swept across 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces over the past two months and rains have lashed the country incessantly for over three months, Evidently the floods have reached levels that threaten to overwhelm the carefully built barriers protecting the more than 10 million inhabitants of the capital of Bangkok. 

It is reported that more than 2.5 million people have been affected or displaced by the floods and the death toll has exceeded four hundred. Homes are submerged, floodwater is running through entire towns and approximately sixty thousand families are displaced.  Families are living on roadsides with floodwater running through their makeshift tarpaulin shelters and sanitation is severely affected.

        

 

This is yet another humanitarian crisis of huge proportions, and the need for aid remains desperate.   Adhyatmik Foundation Inc (AF) is contributing to the relief and rehabilitation efforts required in every way practical. AF is working in close coordination with local authorities and NGOs (Non‐Governmental Organizations) to ensure the relief reaches the people who need it most.

Your support will enhance our relief efforts to provide:

  • food;
  • drinking water/purifiers;
  • blankets and clothing;
  • medical supplies;
  • relocation away from the affected areas;
  • temporary shelters for the homeless;

How you can help: Please donate generously either by Paypal or by check, marking the donation with “Thailand Floods”

Checks may be mailed to: Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc, 106 Crestview Court, FLF
Hawley, PA 18428, with the memo of “Thailand Floods”

 

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Tuesday
Oct252011

Turkish Earthquake October 2011

It has been reported that 432 people have died in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Turkey on Sunday, and more than 1,300 are injured, according to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Relief Agency. More than 2,000 buildings are in ruins. It is estimated that the epicenter of this quake was around Ercis , close to the Iranian border, and that several violent  aftershocks followed the first tremor. The devastation is appalling: survivors are walking around the destroyed houses in a daze and rescuers dig frantically, in the hope of finding life trapped under the mountains of rubble. 

The emergency response to the quake appears to be operating well. Yet while evidentlyhe Turkish Red Crescent is distributing tents, blankets, stoves and other items to the tens of thousands of people whose homes were either destroyed or remain unsafe amid the regular aftershocks, this is not enough to provide the basic necessities to the victims of this disaster.  The situation is all the more urgent given night-time temperatures that hover just above freezing.
              

In this humanitarian crisis Adhyatmik Foundation Inc (AF) is contributing to the relief and rehabilitation efforts required in every way practical. AF is working in close coordination in the affected areas with agencies, local authorities and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) to ensure the relief reaches out to the people in the affected areas who need it most. Your help is urgently needed

Your support will enhance our relief efforts to provide:

  • food;
  • drinking water/purifiers;
  • blankets and clothing;
  • medical supplies;
  • rescue equipment
  • relocation away from the affected areas;
  • temporary shelters for the homeless

How you can help: Please donate generously either by Paypal or by check.  Please mark your donation: Turkish Earthquake 2011

Checks marked “Turkish Earthquake" : may be mailed to: Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc, 106 Crestview Court, FLF, Hawley, PA 18428. 

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Wednesday
Sep212011

Deadly Earthquake in Sikkim Province rocks India, Nepal and Tibet  

                               

As reported, dozens of people have been killed and many more injured after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the north-eastern province of Sikkim, a border state between India, Nepal and Tibet on Sunday 19th September 2011. Sikkim being the epicenter of the earthquake (was 64-68 km away from Gangtok). It is estimated that over 120 people are still missing. There is much debris, making search and rescue difficult; additionally rain and landslides are hindering the search and rescue operations: officials in Sikkim are concerned that the death toll could rise further. Homeless with the approaching winter is a further issue of concern.

  

While local officials have offered assurance to do everything needed to deal with the situation, it also needs your help to lessen the impact of the catastrophe.

Your generous donations in support of relief efforts are greatly appreciated.

 DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED TO ENABLE THE PROVISION OF:

  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES
  • FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
  • SHELTER
  • OTHER HUMANITARIAN SERVICES

Time is of the essence:  urgent steps are needed now to find, rescue, support and re-house the earthquake victims, their families, neighbors and friends in the region.

We welcome your help and any practical encouragement in support of Adhyatmik Foundation’s fundraising efforts and active contribution towards achieving our key objective of rebuilding the lives of communities as far as possible.

 

 

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Please include "Sikkim Province Earthquake" in the "Add special instructions to the seller" box on the Paypal payment confirmation page. If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make check payable to “Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc.”, note "Sikkim Province Earthquake"  on the check and mail the check to Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc., 106 Crestview Court, Hawley, PA 18428 USA.

Wednesday
Jun222011

West Bengal Flooding

West Bengal Flooding

Torrential rains have caused wide spread flooding in parts of West Bengal in India, which is on the border with Bangladesh.  According to the Times of India, as of June 21, almost 200,000 people have been left homeless due to flood waters destroying their homes.  In some cases, a number of river embarkments were breached and entire villages were swept away by the flood waters.  Below is a report from an friend of Adhyatmik Foundation on the ground in India:

"Incessant rain has led to a flood-like situation in some parts of West Bengal on Sunday, even as heavy rainfall is predicted over the next 24 hours.

Parts of Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Hooghly districts and the Sunderbans experienced heavy rainfall over the past 72 hours. More than 500 areas in North and South 24 Parganas districts are said to be vulnerable, with breaches occurring in the embankments of several rivers.

The deep depression that formed over the northern Bay of Bengal and crossed the West Bengal coast on June 16 has weakened and moved over Jharkhand. However, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the coming 24 hours, said the director of the weather section of the Regional Meteorological Centre."

Your generous donation in support of relief efforts are greatly appreciated.

    SUPPORT for RELIEF
     
    Please include "WEST BENGAL FLOOD" in the "Add special instructions to the seller" box on the Paypal payment confirmation page.  If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make check payable to “Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc.”, note "WEST BENGAL FLOOD" on the check and mail the check to Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc., 106 Crestview Court, Hawley, PA 18428 USA.