April 29, 2008

Tanzanite Foundation and AGTA Raise Money for Tanzanian Flood Relief

The Tanzanite Foundation and The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) have set up a Flood Relief Fund to raise money for those affected by the recent disaster in the Merelani area of Tanzania. 

Torrential rains earlier this month resulted in many small tanzanite mines being flooded.  49 casualties have been reported.   TanzaniteOne has been responsible for spearheading the recovery and rescue operations.

Tanzanite Foundation Members and TanzaniteOne have been the first to make large sum donations to the fund.  Funds will be distributed in various ways focusing on immediate relief and assistance to the families that have been unfortunately affected.   Furthermore, strategies and infrastructure encompassing safety measures will be implemented in order to attempt to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. 

The Tanzanite Foundation sincerely thanks you in advance for your generosity.  Please note that all donations will be acknowledged with an invoice.  100% of all monies donated will be used for this worthy cause.

Checks can be made out to AGTA Tanzanite Fund and sent to the Tanzanite Foundation:
42 W. 48th Street
Suite 1702
New York, NY 10036.


Deposited directly:
Bank Of America
Attention:  Troy Zupancic
15303 Dallas Parkway
Suite 290
Addison, TX 75001

Account Number:  004881834475

Swift:  BOA US 3N

Routing :  026 009 593

For further information please contact Hayley Henning at the Tanzanite Foundation 212-575-3020 or