Many of you now know that a mining dam broke recently outside of Muang La, Laos and the result was a wave of mud that destroyed everything in its path. Muang La Lodge (where many of our travelers and staff have stayed) has indefinitely closed due to the damage and their staff displaced. We have also been in contact with the local authorities and in addition to the Muang La Lodge suffering great damage, the Ban Phou Xai community has been completely leveled - 12 dwellings in total.
We just received an update from our friends in Thailand and Laos. As a result of the ATJ Foundation and traveler donations, two support team members hired a truck and travelled to Oudomxay province to purchase and deliver much needed supplies. In consultation with the local authorities it was identified what was needed in this early stage of the recovery:
- Blankets - 65 items
- Pillows - 50 items
- Mosquito Nest - 50 items
- Mats -50 items
- Sheets - 50 items
- Rice - 65 bags
The above items were delivered to the villages of Ban Phonsai and Ban Houy La. These villages are located 21km away from Oudomxay city and were hit very hard in this recent event. Our support team donated directly to the community and villagers, every family in need received 1 full set of (Blankets, Pillows, Mosquito Nets, Mats, Sheets and Rice 10Kg).
In total, the ATJ Foundation has sent $3,000 for this immediate support. If you would like to help, please click the link below and we will add your funds to our donation. Any amount will be much appreciated.
The transport and cost of staffing this mission is being donated by our friends in Thailand and Laos, therefore 100% of any donation that we raise, will continue to go directly to the people.
The ATJ Foundation invests in a variety of carefully selected relief work initiatives that support grassroots assistance in Asia and the Pacific to very specific projects to aid in health, safety and rebuilding on the heels of natural disasters and unexpected adversities. We invite our travelers and our staff to become involved in strengthening our personal connection with the communities that have always been at the heart of our efforts.
Some of the work the ATJ Foundation has contributed to are:
MYANMAR RELIEF FOR LEGAL AID AND HUMANITARIAN NEEDS 2021
HAVE YOU HERD? Elephant Rescue and Awareness Campaign 2020-2021
PURKHAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (INDIA) 2020
SRI LANKA FLOODING 2017
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE 2015
CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE/MYANMAR 2002-2014
CYCLONE NARGIS/MYANMAR 2008
TSUNAMI RELIEF 2004
And locally, as a result of the Marshall Fire in Boulder County:
BOULDER VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY 2022
SOUL DOG 2022
And locally, as a result of COVID-19:
COLORADO NO KID HUNGRY 2020
SOPHIE’S NEIGHBORHOOD 2020
RESTAURANT WORKER’S RELIEF FUND 2020
ATJ and our overseas partners personally vet all initiatives
100% of your donation goes directly to the ATJ Foundation
ATJ wire transfers go directly to our partners, no red-tape
All administrative and any associated costs are donated by ATJ
The ATJ Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit – all donations are tax-deductible.
If you wish to send us a check, you can mail it to:
1855 S 57th Ct.
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
Our tax id is #84-1451040