KATRINA RELIEF REPORT From Houston Chapter of HSS
DATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2005
The Houston Chapter of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, Inc. ("HSS"), continues to work toward assisting evacuees affected by Hurricane Katrina.
With its citywide presence, HSS has been able to offer support to several shelters located away from the Astrodome.
HSS branches in Clear Lake, Pearland, and Katy have contributed supplies and volunteers to shelters there. Notably, four volunteer physicians in the Pearland branch have had the opportunity to provide Katrina evacuees with medical care. Similarly, the Katy branch has even suggested leading yoga classes for the adults and play activities for the children. All these branches will also be providing volunteers on a recurring basis for the next several days.
Additionally, HSS branches in Baytown and Spring have collected supplies to contribute to shelters in their communities and will contribute volunteers as well as opportunities become available.
HSS has also contributed to the Astrodome shelter as well, with both volunteers and supplies. To this end, HSS made a significant donation of 2,000 personal care kits, assembled with help of over 20 volunteers.
As long as evacuees will be housed in area shelters, the Houston Chapter of HSS will continue to provide support.