SurfAid’s Tom Plummer and other assessment teams spent yesterday surveying the damage in villages along the tsunami affected areas of North Pagai and South Pagai. Photo: Luke Gerson
We checked in with our buddy in the Metawais last night, who thankfully replied back pretty sharpish. Luke writes, “Thanks for the message. We actually just got back to Oz a week or so ago, so that was lucky timing on our part. All of our friends in the region are safe and accounted for, but many local communities have been devastated. The West Sumatran Charter Boat Association and Surfaid are coordinating relief efforts at the moment. The charter boats are often first on the scene with aid, but it may be easier to direct your readers to donate to Surfaid (if you feel it’s appropriate).”
Hopefully you feel it’s appropriate, and if you do, click the image below to help out.