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TsunamiPlus10 - Summary

TsunamiPlus10 - Summary

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Published by: Mike Rea on Jul 31, 2012
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The Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004
Claimed
230,000 lives
-- one of the 5 worst disasters in modern timesUnique among disasters its toll was global, taking from
14 nations
, including the US.In Aceh:
2 million displaced
.A sign of divine irony?
2 ravaged conflict zones
foundunprecedented aid and eventual peace.This seminal disaster spawned a record
$13.4 billion in globalaid
, including $3.1 billion from the US.
 
 
My organization
handled $5M+ of that and helped thousands of donors withpersonalized giving.
Now, I am going back.
Returning to communities
to explore the long-term
legacy of philanthropy
almost 10 years later.And
returning to contributors
, such as supermodel PetraNemcova and actor Jet Li, whose lives, too, were transformed bydisaster and giving.
www.TsunamiPlus10.org; Mike Rea & Mayra Padilla
 First chapter: Sri Lanka, August 11-25, 2012

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