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Be part of a mission... Sri Lanka village re-building project.

Be part of a mission... Sri Lanka village re-buildingThe Sri Lankan community of Minnesota, along with other Minnesotans friends, created a vision to reconstruct a community destroyed by the tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004. This vision initiated the formation of the Minnesota-Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation (MnSLFF), a registered charitable organization.

 Members of the Foundation are collaborating with the government of Sri Lanka and using the expertise of local volunteer organizations to select a suitable location for reconstructing a community. We’ve developed a volunteer management team of professionals who are accountable to the Foundation and will direct and administer the project.

Your continued and generous support will aid survivors in need of housing and long-term help:

 Housing: Provide shelter for displaced, destitute families affected by the tsunami. Over one million people were displaced by this catastrophe. Adopting one village can restore several lives.

 Long-Term: Rehabilitate destitute tsunami survivors by providing homes, schools, medical services and business opportunities that would build and strengthen the ties between our two peoples.

 Our Goal: Our goal for rebuilding and renewing a vibrant sustainable community will result from the synergy of Minnesotan gifts and expertise and from the resiliency, energy, and hard work of Sri Lankan tsunami survivors, who appreciate our concern and efforts. We invite you to share our vision and thank you warmly for joining us in making this a reality for the survivors of the worst natural disaster ever experienced in the history of Southeast Asia. Your gifts builds a stronger world community.

Use of Funds:
Funds collected for this project will be used only for the construction of the village. MnSLFF will select an Urban Development Authority (UDA) approved, reliable building contractor from Sri Lanka. MnSLFF will seek the assistance of a civil engineer to report and certify the progress of the project in order to release the funds. UDA is willing to work with MnSLFF, to develop the plans, and provide some engineering consultation on UDA expenses. This will allow us to keep the costs as affordable as possible.

Our promise to donors is to remain accountable to you about how we spend your money. We will be open about the progress we are making while working in some of the most challenging conditions.

MnSLFF is overwhelmed by the outpouring of compassion and generosity from the people of Minnesota. We are very grateful for your response. We trust your support will continue so that we can fund our commitment to rebuilding a village to those who have lost everything.

We accept donations by check or by credit-card.
Please send your donations to:
Sri Lanka Tsunami Relief Fund
Minnesota-Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation
8235 Marsh Creek Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125


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All donations to MnSLFF are tax-deductible in the U.S.A. Our federal tax ID number is 11-3737913

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MnSLFF handed over $9085.90 of your donations to SUCCESS-Colombo a registered charity social organization devoted to help poor and needy people of Sri Lanka.