Tsunami and Solempattai, Tamil Nadu

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan palaniappa at AOL.COM
Wed Dec 29 13:31:51 EST 2004


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S. Palaniappan

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
>Madras, etc.
>I'd be most grateful for any help.  Please feel free to forward as
>Allen Thrasher
>Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
>Senior Reference Librarian
>Southern Asia Section
>Asian Division
>Library of Congress
>Jefferson Building 150
>101 Independence Ave., S.E.
>Washington, DC 20540-4810
>tel. 202-707-3732
>fax 202-707-1724
>athr at loc.gov
>The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library
>of Congress.

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