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FW: Disaster in High Tatras - Appeal for Help

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  • Gregory J Kopchak
    Dear Friends of Slovakia, Slovakia¹s High Tatras are crying!!! On November 19, 2004, the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia were hit by an unprecedented
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 24, 2004
      Dear Friends of Slovakia,

      Slovakia¹s High Tatras are crying!!! On November 19, 2004, the most
      beautiful mountains in Slovakia were hit by an unprecedented storm. Winds of
      more than 100 miles per hour completely destroyed one quarter of the High
      Tatras forest - almost 30 thousand acres, roughly equal to one year of wood
      production in Slovakia. It is the largest ecological catastrophe in Slovakia
      in the last 100 years.

      It will take two to five years to repair all of the damage. The
      reforestation of the area could take up to 20 years. The Slovak Government
      has mobilized all necessary means to repair the damage and to return the
      region to normal as soon as possible. Slovak citizens are trying to help
      and appeal to their friends abroad to do so as well.

      Please help recover the High Tatras, the treasure and symbol of proud for
      Slovakia! By sending a financial contribution to the relief fund you can
      salvage this lovely tourist destination. You can also help the people of the
      High Tatras by spending your holidays there (many tourist facilities keep
      operating, the damaged ones will be restored soon).


      Please send your contributions!

      Please send a check to the following address:
      Embassy of the Slovak Republic,
      3523 International Court, NW,
      Washington DC, 20008
      (write specific symbol on the check: Tatry Help)

      or

      Please send your donations to the following Account Number: 2000024528168
      Name of Bank: Wachovia Bank, N.A., 1300 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
      Swift: PNBPUS33, ABA#: 054001220,
      Beneficiary: Embassy of Slovak Republic
      (use a specific symbol: Tatry Help)

      The raised funds will be transfered to the Slovak Red Cross Account “People
      to People³ that is handling reconstruction assistance for the High Tatras in
      Slovakia and from abroad.

      We kindly ask you to forward this message to all your friends and familiar
      who may be able to help.

      Thank you for any kind of financial support.


      Slovak Embassy Staff
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