Dear friends of Slovakia
On November 19, 2004, the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia were hit by an
unprecedented storm. Strong winds completely destroyed one quarter of the
High Tatras forest. 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 help to
restore this lovely tourist destination.
Please send your contributions!
Please send a check to the following address:
Consulate General of Slovakia
801 Second Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(write specific symbol on the check: Tatry Help)
The raised funds will be transferred to the Slovak Red Cross.
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