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Shades of Blue

In 2004 the island nation of Sri Lanka was one of the hardest hit by the Asian tsunami. As many as 37,000 people died there since an earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean set off mighty waves that swallowed coastlines across Asia. More than a half-million were injured in Sri Lanka, and five million people need help rebuilding their lives. Relief workers told us the shocking television images could not compare to the devastation they encountered.

Following the Tsunami disaster in Indonesia, my family and I traveled to Sri Lanka and spent time in one of the relief camps working with the families. We returned to the states with a wonderful treasure: Crayon drawings of the tsunami created by grade school children. We told the kids that we would assemble a book of their drawings and then sell it here in the United States to raise money for their town of Ampara, Sri Lanka.



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