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Dear Friends

"The disaster we are facing is second only to the tsunami," says Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka. A torrential monsoon rain has flooded Eastern Sri Lanka.

About 30 people have lost their lives and over 1 million people, equal to that of the tsunami, have been affected by the floods.

Sarvodaya is distributing food packets and immediate relief supplies. Working closely with local government agencies, Sarvodaya is assessing needs and allocating resources wherever possible.

The most urgent need is for immediate food, clean water and sanitation. Because the water wells became contaminated during the flooding, they must be purified and sanitary facilities must be restored, re-built or replaced.

Many villagers still require assistance with shelter. Pregnant women, new mothers, children and the elderly need special attention.

We need your immediate support.

$10 can provide enough food to feed a family for two days.

You can help by:

1. Making an online contribution. Donate Now.
2. Share this post with friends and family. Affects of flood in Sri Lanka has not been reported on media that well.
3. Twit and ask your followers to support.
4. Donate a space on your facebook status. Write about floods in Sri Lanka.

Thank you for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Shisir Khanal
Sarvodaya USA

P.S. You can make a donation online or send a check to Sarvodaya USA, 122 State Street, Suite 510, Madison, WI 53703, Phone: 608-442-5945.

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