American actor Michael C Hall, who is famous for his role in the crime drama TV series Dexter, has launched a limited edition T-shirt line to raise fund for Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital in order to save the lives of the most marginalised coastal communities in Bangladesh.
The Dexter star, an ambassador of Friendship - a NGO that aims to help the poor situated in remote areas in Bangladesh, designed a tee that reads “Power-Saw to the People,” which is available for only two weeks. All proceeds from the campaign will go to the Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital ship and its lifesaving efforts.
Recently, a documentary titled Years of Living Dangerously was released which features Hall visiting the floating hospital in Bangladesh and his meeting with Runa Khan, the founder of Friendship, aboard the hospital as he researches the precarious state of affairs in one of the most climatically volatile regions of the world.
In the documentary, Hall narrates, “I’m finally here in southern Bangladesh. There’s so much water in this part of the country that boats are the main way to get around. As I make my way through southern Bangladesh, what I’m seeing is hard to take in - half submerged trees, houses built on stilts to keep them above the rising water.”
“There’s something apocalyptic and otherworldly about it all. I came across a family whose home was perched on the edge of a riverbank which literally washed away in the night. Now, they are searching for another place to live. And a few days into my trip, I see one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen. A floating hospital!,” he narrates further.
“As I tour the boat, I’m struck by all unforeseen impacts climate change can have. But I’m also amazed by how resilient these people are. How hard they are trying to hang on to their lives here. It makes me wonder how much people can adapt,” Hall added.
The Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital ship brings lifesaving medical services to men, women and children in remote coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal - areas that had previously been inaccessible.
You can buy the T-shirt here: https://goo.gl/QmdyJk