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UUA President Responds to Tsunami Disaster

Green Gaia

Veteran Member
UUA President Responds to Tsunami Disaster

A Statement from the Rev. William G. Sinkford
(December 30, 2004) The Indian Ocean tsunami reminds us all how precious life is and how quickly life can end. As the death toll continues to climb, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Unitarian Universalist Association are working together to collect funds for disaster relief and to speed them to the Indian Ocean countries most affected by this immense tragedy.

I urge you to be generous in your giving so we can do as much as possible to relieve the suffering of the survivors. The money you donate will be channeled by the UUSC to its partner organizations in tsunami-affected countries in the region and by the UUA's Holdeen India program to on-the-ground indigenous partner organizations in India.

I grieve this loss of life, especially the deaths of so many children. My prayers and condolences go out to the survivors and their families. I trust that Unitarian Universalists will take this opportunity to demonstrate our compassion for the people who must now begin the grim task of rebuilding their lives from the ruins left in the wake of this horrendous natural disaster. And I pray that we all recognize again that our lives are a precious gift.

For additional information:

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
UUA Joins UU Service Committee in Seeking Aid for Tsunami Victims