Asian Tsunami

Family Care Foundation (FCF) Project Partners respond to Tsunami Emergency

Within hours of the tsunami tragedy that struck Asia in the last days of 2004, Family Care Foundation (FCF) responded with immediate assistance for victims in India, Thailand and Indonesia. FCF Project Partners and volunteers of Family Care Indonesia continued on the ground, responding to the most urgent needs, as well as assessing upcoming needs.

INDIA – A united relief effort was coordinated in the villages of Tamil Nadu State, followed by a program focusing on the replacement of fishing boats for the villagers in order to sustain their livelihood. Reconstruction efforts followed.  more on India

THAILAND – FCF was involved in the communities of Phuket, Phangna, and Ranong, three of the worst affected provinces.

INDONESIA – FCF focused efforts in Aceh, with trauma counseling in coordination with the Red Cross, as well as mobile phone and aid distribution, followed by replacement of fishing boats for the villagers. more on Indonesia

For a relatively modest sum, certainly when related to North American standards, entire villages can be assisted and the livelihood of hundreds of families can be restored through well-targeted aid. 100% of each donation designated for tsunami relief was sent to fund relief efforts directly benefiting tsunami survivors in the hardest hit areas.