We received a letter from our good friend Kimina Lyall — with a great suggestion on how to support the relief effort in Samoa. Kimina’s book is a deeply felt and engaging account of our collective journey in the aftermath of the 2004 disaster:
I have been in deep sadness for the islanders whose lives have been tossed upside down from the latest tsunami. Mostly, I am worried that they are now “yesterday’s news” and will soon be forgotten. As you know, I wrote a book a couple of years ago about my experience in the 2004 tsunami. I have been selling copies on my website http://www.kimina.com.au/ and I have decided that all the proceeds from sales of my book will go to support the tsunami relief efforts. 100% of the proceeds. I estimate I can raise at least $15,000 this way. It is easy to buy through paypal on the site and I am happy to post to anywhere in the world. The money I raise with Andaman Discoveries will go to Seacology, an international environmental non-profit organisation that focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world. Seacology has indicated it will focus its tsunami efforts in three affected villages. I’m hoping everyone in the world who donated money to the 2004 tsunami relief effort will consider donating a portion of that amount to the people of the Pacific. Thank you for helping me help!