Industry Responds Generously To Tsunami Relief Staff report
A team of employee volunteers from Bangalore, India, is supporting a 90-day construction effort to rebuild 50 homes in one of the most severely affected villages. And each of the company's 1,500 employees in Pune, India, has agreed to donate one day's salary to relief efforts. Teams of employees have also delivered clothes, utensils and other basic amenities to the Indian village of Kulachol.
Water Quality AffectedThe threat of waterborne disease in 13 affected countries is high and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The Water Quality Association is working with Water For People (established through the American Water Works Association) to deliver aid. WFP is not a disaster relief organization, but is acting as a liaison with international organizations that specialize in relief work. It has offered to find water professionals who can help with technical assessments, engineering consulting, water quality evaluation, and other technical assistance.
Water For People is also accepting donations for long-term water and sanitation development projects in the area. Contact Steve Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
No doubt there are other industry organizations that have contributed to the relief effort. We were made aware of the ones here through either press releases or notices on Web sites.