Urgent Need for Funding Now!

This is an appeal for funds to help keep the Dhompa Clinic Project moving forward.

Dhompa is an area in the Prefecture of Yushu in Tibet. The local people there have built the exterior of a building to be used as a clinic for a large area of Tibet not at present served by any medical facility. However the local government has notified the community that they will ask them to take down the building if it is not soon equipped and operational.

We should not be discouraged! Fortunately these initial setup expenses are modest, by our standards here in the West. All we need is an additional $60,000 in funding to ensure that the 15,000 people in Dhompa have a chance to receive adequate medical care, not just now, but on an ongoing basis. We received approximately $2,000 in response to our earlier appeal, very far short of the needed $60,000. So we are writing again.

We ask you to do three things:

First, please consider donating some money. Even a small amount can make a difference. We’ve made it very, very easy to donate by adding a PayPal to the margin of this site. There are other ways to donate, [permalink href=”4″]click here[/permalink] to see how. All donations are tax-receiptable in Canada.

Second, please help this appeal go viral. You’ll see some “share” buttons at the bottom of this article. If you could use them to post to Facebook, Twitter, and other services, it would be most appreciated. We would also appreciate you forwarding the link by email. Anything you can do to spread the word will help.

Third, please think about connecting us with benefactors. This is a wonderful opportunity for a large donor to do something quite practical and sustainable for a great number of people. The project has the potential of becoming self-sufficient once the initial funding has been established. If you or someone you know is in a position to be an “angel” for this project — that is, provide a donation of $10,000 or more — please let us know.

Please give generously. There is presently no clinic to serve the needs of the 15,000 people of Dhompa, and any donation will help. Thank you for your generosity.

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