We are also sorting through massive amounts of clothing. Much more has been donated than what can be used at this point. We will sort for appropriate things for now and store things for what needs will be like in 6 months.
There is a memorial service today in Takuapa that the Prime Minister is coming to town for. It is to express love and good wishes and pray for the families, brothers, sister and friends, foreign as well as locals who fell victim to the recent tsunami disaster. More than 2,000 monks as well as religious leaders from Islam, Sikh and Christianity will lead prayer for the lost and for the love, peace and unity among the living. Please keep this in your thoughts today.
Tomorrow I will be going in to one of the tent villages where a large majority of the orphans are living. There are art therapy project and play therapy projects going on. One of the relief efforts will be for the painting/drawings to be sold locally (for now though we are talking about eBay, etc as options as well). I plan on purchasing some. If anyone is interested in this effort, please let me know immediately. I will bring home what I can.
Must run for now.... more later.
I'll have to tell you about the two monkeys that chased me today and eventually caught up and one grabbed my shoulder and the other bounced on my head from the tree above!!!!!!! Thank goodness they are friendly little creatures!
Volunteer Center at Khao Lak Nature Resort. Databases are created in an effort to
record details of victims for future identification. Converting multitudes of information from
Thai to English requires days of patience and cooperation between
different cultural barriers such as language ~ photo by John Moretti