Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 24, 2005
From Katrina to Kashmir, from Bam to Banda Aceh, natural disasters continue to spotlight organizational failures and human tragedies around the globe. As we approach the first anniversary of the Tsunami that engulfed the Indian Ocean, its impact is still being felt in Sri Lanka, a country hit by both tidal waves and a ferocious on-going civil war, while a large part of the relief budget has yet to be applied.
Gerry Moline, an American woman living in London chose to redeploy her consultancy skills at her own expense and in service of the goal of helping destitute villagers reorganize their lives in the aftermath of calamity.
While well-intentioned foreigners who lack technical skills, disaster experience or cultural awareness can often simply hamper relief efforts, Gerry Moline’s impromptu team succeeded in creating tangible results for survivors of the Tsunami that larger agencies still have not achieved.
Fill the Gaps, the charity Gerry Moline created, offers a way to channel the compassion and good-will felt by many to those in most need, with few delays and a minimum of bureaucratic impediment.