[Coral-List] Setting up structures of support

Sapta sapta at cbn.net.id
Tue Jan 4 15:41:42 EST 2005

Dear Sherry Hudson and Jim Hendee,

Thank you for your kind attention for the recent disaster In South Asia.
We have a national coral reef rehabilitation and management program in Nias,
Mentawai and is beeing  entend to west coast of Aceh. These coral reefs
sites are the most impacted areas by Tsunami in Indonesia.
This program aims to rehablitate, conserve and manage the coral reefs and
associated ecosystems and also to alleviate the poverty of people who depend
on the reefs. This program has been started since the fourth quarter of 2003
in the mentioned areas. The program activities include, Institutional
Sthrenthening, Community Based coral Reef Management, social and economic
small scale infrastructures, Alternative Livelihood, Coral Reef research.

We are seeking support from any experts, institutions and donors to save the
reefs and the peoples, and for immediate action to rebuild the area with
social and economic small scale infrastructures.
We would be very welcome for your ideas to work side by side and to
facilitate your ideas to work in the disastered areas in Indonesia.

Kindest regards

Sapta Putra Ginting
Executive Secretary for Indonesian Coral Reefs Rehabilitation and Management

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Hendee" <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov>
To: "Sherry Hudson" <shudson at pathcom.com>
Cc: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>; <m.noordeloos at cgiar.org>
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Setting up structures of support

>    It  occurred to me that PayPal ([1]http://www.paypal.com) has a rather
>    easy  set  up  for receiving donations for charitable institutions via
>    the  Internet.   Somebody would have to go to the action of setting up
>    the  bank  account  for the charity, but after that, people could just
>    click  on  a  DONATE  NOW button on a Web Page (ReefBase would be most
>    apropriate,  in my mind) and funds from the donor would go directly to
>    the  institution,  depending upon whether the donor had a credit card,
>    debit  card,  Paypal account, whatever (several financial vehicles are
>    available).   This  certainly  makes it easier for folks to contribute
>    than  sitting down, writing a check, finding the postage, etc.  One of
>    us  Web  folks  could  make a relatively easy Web page, but the person
>    with  the  bank  account info would have to give us the special DONATE
>    NOW  code  that  you  generate  from  within PayPal (see Merchandising
>    Tools) that you need to make the button.  It's easy to do, really, you
>    just  need  the  legal  charitable  institution status, and the PayPal
>    account.   You  then  need  someone identified for the distribution of
>    funds to whom the needy turn to.
>    Just a thought.
>        Cheers,
>        Jim
>    Sherry Hudson wrote:
> As I have watched various reports come in from the recent earthquake I
> been impressed to see the response of the human aid networks that are
> mobilizing resources in the area and I am lead to wonder if there is a way
> that we could create a support network for our colleagues in marine
> and conservation.  This note is being forwarded to the Sea Turtle, Coral
> Marine Mammal research listservs and I wonder if it is possible to set up
> joint effort to support our friends in the areas impacted by this
>   Ideas that have crossed my mind include
>   Creating a central fund that we could raise money for that would be
> targetted at supporting our colleagues and helping to rebuild the
> infrastuctures in this region.  In order to accomplish this I expect that
> small group should be struck to work out some of the details (who should
> host, how the money should be administered and disseminated).  I'm not
> who can or should take leadership in this effort but I am willing to
> time in whatever way makes sense.
>   Setting up a web site that could record needs for volunteers, supplies
> resources so that individuals or organizations could know specifically
> would help the effort.  Is there anyone out there would would be willing
> develop such a site?
>   If these structures could be put in place I would be willing to
> an email to friends and colleagues of mine recruiting their support to the
> effort and to make some phone calls to complete strangers to try and
> support and resources.  I also offer a challenge to everyone on these
> listserves to do the same...or better.
>   Sherry Hudson
>   ÷ârémÊǧu©Þ(TM)¨¥¶EUR"QË·ª¹ë-,""IAK5
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