Tsunami and Solempattai, Tamil Nadu
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Wed Dec 29 13:31:51 EST 2004
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 20:02:35 -0500, Allen W Thrasher <athr at LOC.GOV> wrote:
>A member of the public has asked for help in locating a Catholic
>orphanage in Tamil Nadu where she sponsors a boy. She is very concerned
>to know if he has been injured or killed by the tsunami. The orphanage
>is supposedly in Solempattai, TN, but she sends her donations and
>letters to Angelo Project, Sacred Heart Foundation, with an address in
>St. Thomas Mount, Chennai. She is not sure whether the orphanage is
>there or the letters are forwarded to someplace else in the state. I
>have been unable to find any town or village named Solempattai in the
>sources available to me. She is sure about the spelling. The American
>foundation that makes the connection between orphans and individual
>sponsors is still closed for the Christmas holiday. Does anyone know
>anything about Solempattai, Tamil Nadu? Is it a neighborhood in
>Mylapore or elsewhere in Chennai?
>I have already checked the Indian Christian Directory with no success,
>searched on every search engine, sent an email to the Archbishop of
>I'd be most grateful for any help. Please feel free to forward as
>Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
>Senior Reference Librarian
>Southern Asia Section
>Library of Congress
>Jefferson Building 150
>101 Independence Ave., S.E.
>Washington, DC 20540-4810
>athr at loc.gov
>The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library
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