calling on my network of friends and family at this time.
I am organizing a private relief fund to directly benefit
people that I know personally. Here in Phuket, I am in the
midst of an enormous and tragic loss of life and living.
I have so many friends who are suffering without homes,
businesses, family members, and without hope. I have been
out trying to do what I can in the immediate crisis. There
is so little aid coming in, and the big organizations are
very inefficient at using what little aid that is coming.
My friend Marco and I are going to distribute help and to
create a video document of our efforts to do what we can.
have asked what they can do.... offering to send blankets
and medical supplies, and food. The supply chain is fine
because the interior infrastructure is intact. There is
shelter and food, fresh water, clothing, and supplies available
here, but there is no money to buy these things. It is far
cheaper to buy them than to send them, and takes far less
time than the enormous organizations will take.
you feel that you have it in your heart, please give generously.
If you have no money but would like to help– Please
pass this email to everyone you know, and to your communities,
churches and organizations. All money given will go directly
to the effort of helping those who are suffering. This is
my personal guarantee and my commitment to the people on
both sides of this enormous human tragedy.
contributing can deposit directly to
of America account # ##########
in my name Kerry R. Ridgway
doing so please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name mailing
address and email and contribution details.
This will form a mailing database for us to send you our
documentation or your contribution and our efforts to use