Volunteers are coordinating with shelters and motels, which have become temporary homes for victims.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) expresses heartfelt sympathy for the victims of hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in the USA. HSS urges all Hindus in America to rise to the occasion by addressing needs of the people suffered by hurricane Katrina.
HSS has appealed its hundreds of volunteers in all 90 chapters of HSS to help through collecting donations, canned foods, cookies, crackers, bottled water, juices, medical supplies and blankets. HSS requests all monetary contributions directed to Sewa International or American Red Cross. Dozens of volunteers from Houston, including children attending several Balagokulams, have already started the collection. The HSS office at Keshav Smrithi, 4018 Westhollow Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082 has been designated as the contact point for all relief efforts.
HSS is working with authorities in Houston in meeting the immediate needs of the displaced people arriving from New Orleans. The government officials and American Red Cross have opened various shelters in Houston. HSS volunteers will serve in these local Red Cross shelters in Houston and other area. Volunteers are also coordinating with other shelters and motels, which have become temporary homes for victims. Volunteers are also contacting physicians, asking them to contribute their time and medical supplies and businesses to provide material help.
|Amit Misra||Media Contact for Relief Coordination||832 723 4776|
|Sharad Amin||To join the relief activities||[email protected]||281 762 3178|
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