Help Sri Lanka beat Covid-19

Help Sri Lanka beat Covid-19

From Aravinda Dassanayake

The latest wave of Covid-19 that's ravaging through South Asia has hit Sri Lanka hard. ICUs are overrun, and the country is in dire need of extra medical supplies. Please join me in helping Sri Lanka!

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #8

This is the moment I have been waiting for, and I am sure that all donors would be delighted to get this final update too!

ALL FUNDS HAVE BEEN USED TO SUPPORT 4 HOSPITALS AND EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN DELIVERED AND PUT TO USE!!!

Beyond the $3,700 collected through this campaign other donors in Sri Lanka as well as I personally topped up the total to close to $4,500 to fund the necessary purchases.

Following donations were done:
✅ Divisional Hospital of Kandana - 2 Double Jar Suction Machines
✅ Provincial General Hospital of Badulla - 1 Multipara Monitor & 1 Bedside Pulse Oximeter
✅ District Hospital of Bandarawela - 1 5000L water tank, 6 air mattresses & 2 emergency lamps
✅ District General Hospital of Ragama - Contribution of 20,000 LKR for the fund by the Alumni Association of the class of 2005, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka to purchase Syringe Pumps.

It sure has been emotional for me to see this campaign take shape and come to a close, and I want to thank each and every donor for your valuable contributions. I am honored to have done this campaign with you!

As simple as I thought this was to start off and execute on my own, it didn't take long for me to understand the complexity of things on the ground. I am absolutely grateful for the following individuals for coming together, specially to help operationalize things in Sri Lanka.

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #7

We have been busy getting quotes from suppliers and ordering items. Few adjustments have been done for the beneficiaries as requirements from hospitals changed. All funds have been allocated for purchases, and I will be adding more money as needed to account for any additional expenses as we pay for the last few items.

Few donors from Sri Lanka also chipped in as money was transferred and we are working with a total of Rs. 890,000 (~$4,500) right now. Really thrilled about this extra support and what we can do with it.

The following items have been ordered:
- Divisional Hospital of Kandana - 2 Double Jar Sucker Machines (Rs.370,000)
- Provincial General Hospital of Badulla - 1 Multipara Monitor & 1 Bedside Pulse Oximeter (Rs. 385,000)
- District General Hospital of Gampaha - contribution for fund by the Alumni Association of the class of 2005, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (Rs. 20,000)
- District Hospital of Bandarawela - 15000L water tank, 6 air mattresses, water filters (qty TBD), emergency lamps (qty TBD) (Rs. 125,000 + as needed)

Looking forward for the fulfillment of these orders at the earliest, and I will provide more information and pictures as these get completed.

Aravinda Dassanayake commented on a blog post:
5 months ago
Correction: - District Hospital of Bandarawela - *1 *5000L water tank

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #6

It's been few quiet days as the fundraiser got close to the end. Although the target amount was not raised, it was an ambitious target to begin with. I am truly humbled by the generosity displayed by all the donors, and we can still make a substantial impact to support Sri Lanka.

Right now I am in the process of transferring money to Sri Lanka. One of my very good friends will be coordinating the payouts in Sri Lanka to suppliers. I have also got latest updates for the requirements for hospitals, which will be the basis for fund allocation and choice of equipment to purchase.

I will share more updates as hospitals start receiving items. Thank you all so very much!

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #5

The campaign end date was approaching fast, but we would like to raise a bit more, even if the goal amount seems far off. The campaign end date was pushed to 3rd June. We are past $3,500 at this point, and the generosity is much appreciated! This is the last push and I reiterate the need to spreading the work and getting that last bit of funds added to the fundraiser. Thank you!

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #4

Today we passed the 10% milestone of the campaign and we are inching towards $2,000. Truly appreciate the new donors of the day! I kindly request everyone to please keep promoting.

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #3

We broke the $1,000 milestone today, and yet we have a lot more ground to cover! I cannot be thankful for everyone who chipped in, and there were 3 $200+ donations that really helped move the campaign. You are about to make a massive difference in some lives, trust me!

There were 2 PayPal donations. I am not sure if the donors wanted anonymity, so I will partially mask the names.
Mar*** Rod**** - $30
Cha******** Pra**** - $100
Thank you, and I have transferred these over to this fundraiser as promised.

Please continue to spread the word...

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Aravinda Dassanayake posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

We are off to a good start. Thanks to everyone who donated so far. Please keep spreading the word.

Few potential donors asked for a PayPal option, but unfortunately Fundly does not support PayPal. I have added a donation link in the description for such donors. I will transfer those donations myself to the fundraiser and add update comments for full transparency.
https://www.paypal.com/donate?business=B7NUKTU5WS4ES&item_name=Fundraiser+to+help+Sri+Lanka+beat+Covid-19¤cy_code=USD

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Lori Swearingen commented with a $100 donation:
6 months ago
We hope this helps!! No cookies necessary but feel free to give to a family who would enjoy them if you made already ;-) Happy to help
Sanjeewani Kiridana commented with a $50 donation:
6 months ago
Thank you for organising this fundraiser
Tharindu Gajaweera commented with a $200 donation:
6 months ago
Thanks for doing this.
Undefined Undefined commented with a $55 donation:
6 months ago
I contributed to Help Sri Lanka beat Covid-19
Anonymous commented with a $250 donation:
6 months ago
Good cause - happy to support - FOG