Our Contribution to SriLanka
Housing Project Dedicated – January 16, 2006
Gift of Shelter, from the people of Minnesota to the people of Sri Lanka. Working with the government agencies and other provincial councils MnSLFF build fifty houses for the survivor families within a period of twelve months MnSLFF completed the housing project and gifted the houses for tsunami survivor families.
Designed by Architecture for Humanity – Minnesota Chapter.
Community Learning Center Dedicated – July 7, 2007
“From across the sea, we felt your loss. As soon as we could, we came to help you rebuild. In our country, that’s what neighbors do and on that tragic day, the people of Minnesota became your neighbors. This Learning Center and these 50 homes were built by the tireless efforts of the Minnesota/Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation, the Government of Sri Lanka, the pennies of many children and the gifts of many business leaders – only a few of whom are named here. In this place, may your families live in safety and peace and your children learn to build a future filled with hope.” – Dan and Kay Shimek