Mission Founder and Coordinator, ISLAND AID is a volunteer based disaster relief organization working in Aceh, Nias, Mentawai and Telos Islands.
Within hours of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Rick posted a website proposing a “sea-bridge” to ground zero. Volunteers loaded my yacht & sailed a few days later. The UK embassy agreed to fund a 800 ton aid ship. We loaded in Jakarta and arrived in west Aceh to find devastation beyond belief. Colin Powell said “I have been in war.... I have never seen anything like this”. It was a crash course in disaster management. We delivered 650 tons of mixed aid to over 6,000 survivors & hosted 240 volunteers over 5 months. See a Slide Show of Island Aid's work.