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Bridge Foundation delivering Emergency Health Kit to Sri Lanka

Monday, 27 December 2004 00:00

New Canaan, CT - Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization announced it's first shipment to Colombo, Sri Lanka to help victims of the recent tsunami caused by the largest earthquake in more than 40 years that has brought the death toll to more than 68,000.

 

"Bridge Foundation is proud to deliver much needed supplies to aid the people of Sri Lanka during this difficult time," said Stephen Skakel, Bridge Foundation Director.

The shipment is scheduled to depart on Thursday, December 30th from the Netherlands. The initial shipment will consist of an Emergency Health Kit which provides basic healthcare requirements for 10,000 people for 90 days. The kit includes basic medications, antibiotics, wound dressings, sutures, syringes, casting material and other medical supplies.

Bridge Foundation will be partnering with the Missionaries of Charity in Colombo. Bridge Foundation volunteers will oversee distribution in the affected areas. Bridge Foundation is currently working on additional shipments to assist victims in Indonesia and India.

Donations are requested to assist in providing additional support to the region. Days after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast, causing more than 68,000 fatalities, the true devastation is just being realized. Expert predict the death toll will surpass 100,000. The unprecedented tidal wave has devastated the lives of millions from Southern Asia to the Horn of Africa, leaving countless families homeless. The coming days will be critical as many remote areas have yet to be reached by emergency responders.

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