Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
TSUNAMI MEDICAL TEAM WANTS TO GIVE BACK
Indonesian Tsunami Docs to Assist in Gulf
These Indonesian physicians will be coordinated by American doctors affiliated with Orphans International America, based in
Orphans International is currently determining where their services would be best utilized and believe they would be deployed to southern Louisiana and be able to tolerate primitive living conditions, such as they encountered in Aceh.
According to the Center for Disease Control, natural disasters contribute to the spread of many serious water-borne diseases, especially since water supplies and sewage systems have been disrupted. Diarrheal diseases, due to bacteria, parasites or hepatitis A can occur. Because of the tremendous loss of life, serious injuries, missing and separated families, and destruction of whole areas, our team recognizes the situation they encounter will have much in common with tsunami ravaged Aceh.
Last week, Orphans International Worldwide founder Jim Luce announced the establishment of a fund to cover transport, room, board and stipend to flood victim professionals who wish to volunteer for the next year assisting flood orphans in both Banda Aceh,
Orphans International America has received bi-partisan support from leaders such as former president Bill Clinton, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, as well as many New York City-based public officials. Orphans International is a non-partisan, interfaith organization incorporated in
OI's mission is "Raising Global Citizens" and OI’s children remain in their native countries to become educated to their fullest potential and then help move their countries forward; they do not place children for adoption in
Donors who wish to support this effort may write firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. More detailed information is available on OI's website, www.oiww.org; the organization's monthly e-newsletter is available on-line. Tax-deductible contributions to the OI Fund for
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