Flood Relief 2016
Organized by: Sri Lankan Buddhist Youth Group Calgary
Sri Lanka has undergone torrential rain fall causing severe floods and landslides since the 14th of May. Over 400 000 people were affected by the heavy rain, and over 300 000 people still remain displaced, with 43 fatalities. 286 houses have been destroyed and 3,057 damaged. Almost 600 relief camps or emergency accommodation has been set up, hosting 306,773 displaced people. The Sri Lankan Buddhist Youth Group of Calgary, is raising funds to help flood victims in Sri Lanka. All funds will be donated to the Future Minds Team, a collaboration between the National Higher Educational and Career Exhibition, and the Nalanda Junior Old Boys’ Association, who are engaged actively in distributing flood relief to the affected areas. Our aim is to provide items for students who have lost their books, uniforms, school bags etc. to the floods to quickly get their education back on track and re-housing assistance for damaged households. We kindly request you to assist us by providing funds which would enable this much needed help to reach these people. We would be happy to dispense of these funds in a transparent way to assure that the needy and distressed will benefit from it.