West Sumatra Earthquake Relief followup
gil at EVA.MPG.DE
gil at EVA.MPG.DE
Tue Oct 20 08:45:30 UTC 2009
I would like to thank those of you who, following our previous call,
contributed to the MPI EVA West Sumatra Earthquake relief fund. So
far we have collected over 4,000 Euros and counting.
For the last couple of weeks I have been in Padang and, together with
the assistants at our local branch field station, been going out to
the worst hit areas to deliver tents and other needed supplies. It
was humbling to see how much difference even the smallest of
contributions can make to somebody?s life. You can read more about
our earthquake relief activities at
(Those of you who took part in the post-ALTVI excursion in 2005 may
remember our late afternoon trip down from the mountain lake and along
the coastal plain ending up with dinner on the beach in Pariaman.
Well it was precisely that region that was worst hit by the quake, and
where our relief operations are now focusing.)
Since the need is still great, our relief operations are continuing.
If you would still like to contribute, you can send money to the
following bank account:
Address: Breestraat 46
Place: Leiden, Netherlands
Bank account number: 3748676
Account holder's name: Mrs. B.H.J. Litamahuputty
Address: Paramaribostraat 117, 2315 VH Leiden, The Netherlands
Alternatively, for those in the USA who may find it inconvenient to
make international transfers, you can also mail a personal check in US
dollars, made out to either Peter Cole or Uri Tadmor, to the following
Tadmor/Cole (Padang Victims Appeal)
Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
42 E. Delaware Av.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
The people of West Sumatra thank you all.
Department of Linguistics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
Telephone: 49-341-3550321 Fax: 49-341-3550119
Email: gil at eva.mpg.de
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