Earthquake in May, tsunami in June, how I got involved.

On May 27th a powerful 6.3 earthquake rocked central Java and left more than 5,800 killed and an estimated 7,519 seriously injured. Up to 200,000 people were left homeless and over 46,000 homes were destroyed or seriously damaged.

As if that wasn’t enough, in June a TSUNAMI hit the west of JAVA, again killing families and destroying homes. I traveled across to help and this turned out to be the greatest experience of my life.

Whilst I was there I found out that I could work as a volunteer with the children who were left misplaced and orphaned after the Tsunami, I felt that I had found the place where I was meant to be.

My name is Val and it is my intention with your help to give these kids and their families a better way of life.