On the night of the 13th of June, Tbilisi’s river Vere flooded the city after heavy and unexpected rainfall. BBC reported 13 people dead and at least 20 missing. Clean up and rescue efforts are underway, as the residents attempt … Continue reading
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Dandelion Relief Group
May 2, 2010- Afternoon with Andrei Nekrasov. This event was sponsored by Dandelion Relief Group and Samovar in Mountain View, Ca. We would like to thank Mr. Nekrasov for taking the time out of his busy schedule to come and answer questions that the audience had after the screening of his film “Russian Lessons”
September 27, 2009 – Georgian Polyphony workshop with John Graham was a marvelous experience. Dandelion Relief Group would like to thank John for the wonderful opportunity.
August 8, 2009 – Dandelion Relief Groups third fundraiser. Performance by Temur Kvitelashvili, an internationally known guitarist from Georgia.
March 20, 2009 – Dandelion Relief Groups second fundraiser. Catering by Maia & Company. Wine from Teliani Valley Winery. Performance by Kitka, an internationally acclaimed women vocal group.
September 10, 2008 – Dandelion Relief Groups first fundraiser. Catering by Maia & Company. Wine from Teliani ValleyWinery.
After the events of August 7th of 2008, people fled their burning homes and arrived by the thousands to the receptive arms of Tbilisi. the Capital of Georgia. They settled in schools, unable to return to their obliterated homes and towns. The majority have nothing. Those who are lucky enough not to have lost their children, now face the impossible question of feeding and clothing them. Although most of the refugees have been moved to the refugee camps outside of Tbilisi they are living in very difficult conditions.
Dandelion Relief Group is committed in making a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of IDP’s (internally displaced persons) that now lives in terrible conditions.
Dandelion Relief Group is proud to announce that in January of 2009 we have sent one shipment to the refugees containing canned foods, blankets, clothing, baby formula, shoes and necessities of everyday life. The items were distributed to the refugees by an organization working closely with the Georgian Ministry.
Dandelion Relief Group has also sent a small shipment to the children refugees in Tbilisi. This shipment contained clothing, hand knitted scarves, hats and sweaters, toys, crayons, pencils, markers, coloring books and other items. We would like to thank the American Friendship Club in Tbilisi for their help with the distribution of the shipment.
Dandelion Relief Group would like to give special thanks to Maya and Henry Shmakov for their generous donation of toys for the shipment as well as Mr. and Mrs. Zarandia-Algar for their donation for the toys and gift for the refugee children. Because of your kindness and generosity these children will have a happy holiday.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and join our efforts to help our fellow human beings in their difficult times.
Dandelion Relief Group was organized in September of 2008 following the horrific events of the Russia-Georgia War. We are an organization dedicated to help the 200,000 refugees that came to Tbilisi after fleeing their home towns and cities.
We are proud to announce that we have sent one shipment to the refugees containing canned foods, blankets, clothing, baby formula, shoes and necessities of everyday life. The items were distributed to the refugees by an organization working closely with the Georgian Ministry.
We worked in collaboration with members of different communities who helped us collect the items we shipped. We are grateful to so many for their tireless efforts.
Together we can make a difference in a life of a person that has lost everything, but never hope.
Dandelion Relief Group.