Carrying on with our discourse on the post-tsunamis situation in Galle, Sri Lanka, we use as a sample of fundraising our own experiences with the Talpe Foundation. You can see the website we built here-: TalpeFoundation.com (please forgive a lack of recent updating- one coming soon, promise!). As of March, 2006, we had helped raise over half a million dollars and built over 50 houses- with each family owning their own house and land title outright- so the average cost, along with all the communal utilities, road construction et al- came in at $10,000 per house- over our original budget (oil prices trebling!), but pretty satisfactory.
And we thought that we were done. Then..amazingly, through a friend in New York, Jack Kelly, we received last month over $200,000 from the Kabbalah Foundation. The rumor is that it came from a certain UK resident, but hey– no complaints from our end!!
Let us end this rant by saying to any of you, if you’re thinking of going to Sri Lanka, despite the bombs!, drop us a bell and we’ll be happy to help you out as much as we can. Or alternatively, feel free to visit our site and help out this still very needy, and worthwhile, charity!!