Tsuname Disaster Relief Update
We're monitoring the situation here closely and have been in contact with people at the disaster zones who are providing first aid relief. It seems that the relatively small funds we can raise may be well spent on helping children. After the aid agencies have done their work and left, there will be numerous children who are orphaned or disabled. The Sri Lankan Government will be left with this final mess and they simply cannot afford to do anything much about it, as the country is pretty much broke. There is no social security system in Sri Lanka and charitable aid is the only hope for these kids. We can put funds to use to help construct a new orphanage, or to provide surgery or perhaps prosthetic limbs for disabled children to help them live normal lives. It's amazing what a small amount of money can achieve here.
To address some concerns of security we have made a secure SSL webpage for donations at:
To make it even safer we've introduced extra encryption over and above the SSL security. There is really no significant risk in putting your credit card details into this page.
Thank you very, very much to those who have helped so far. As time goes by the images will fade from the TV screens but the suffering does not end there. The staff at BE (every one of them) have volunteered to contribute a day's wages to this cause. We aren't going to manage to raise a fortune but whatever we can raise will be put to the best possible use.
Rob, Diana, Leon & all the Staff at Borneo Exotics