$1,000 sent to Tibet through American friends

Thanks for your support, Portland's Tibetan community. We raised close to $3,000 several months ago and plan to do similar projects. Just recently, we had two of our long time friends, Kareen and Don Messerschmidt who visited Tibet. We sent $1,000 through them. Don is currently researching Tibetan Mastiffs or "dok-khi," that traditionally were sheep dogs on the Tibetan pleateau and the Himalayas. Here are a few related links to Dr. Don's past-present works and hobbies:

http://www.tmcamerica.org/ (save the dogs, dawg!)

We are indebted to the Messerschmidt family for not only helping with tranferring funds to our fellow needy Tibetans but also for their assistance extended to many new Tibetan families. Wangchukla can explain in great detail on how Dr. Don brought Tibetan refugees to the USA and helped with employment in the 1960's-70's. Sonamla would be more than happy to talk about Kareen and her congenial personality and how that eased the drastic cultural change for many Tibetans that immigrated in search of a better life. We absolutely hope such positive exchanges keep on taking place between geographical distances and cultures.

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