Friday, February 25, 2011

New Zealand’s Earthquake

Tuesday’s earthquake in New Zealand claimed the life of one air traffic controller while she was out shopping. Here’s the news story and below, you’ll find a forwarded letter on how you can help her family if you’d like.

My sincere condolences to Ms. Murphy’s family.

For anyone that would like to contribute to the general relief of New Zealand, the here’s the link for the New Zealand Red Cross.

Many thanks to long-time reader and friend Paul Willett for steering me towards all the information.


(Begin forwarded letter)

Jill Murphy Family Donation Fund

Following the tragic news of the death of Christchurch Tower Controller
Jillian Murphy in the Christchurch earthquake, NZALPA has undertaken to
set up a bank account for donations to the children and other family
members left behind.

The account details are as follows: NZALPA - Jill Murphy Donation Fund,
Bank of New Zealand, 02-0264-0365089-005

Many messages of sympathy and support have already been received from
around New Zealand and across the globe. Several close friends and
relatives have now begun the long journey back to New Zealand to be with
their loved ones.

NZALPA is providing close support to Richard, Sam, Taylor & Bond, who
were visited this morning by members of the ATC Council at their home in

Anyone wishing to pass on messages to the family can do so using the
following email address -

Please consider a donation to the fund to assist the family through this
difficult and traumatic period.

Kind Regards,
Jim Dunn
ATC Director


Don Brown
February 25, 2011

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