Monday, September 05, 2005

PRESS RELEASE : Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, Inc.
Southwest Region • Houston Chapter
8731 RockyValley Drive • Houston, Texas77083
www.hssus.org
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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: KATRINA RELIEF REPORT
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.

CONTACT: AMIT K. MISRA

CHAPTER SECRETARY
V: (832) 723-4776
F: (832) 476-9656
E: amitkmisra@hotmail.com
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Houston Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh Daily updates:

We delivered a batch of supply (duffle bags/umbrella/socks/alarm clocks/some womens cosmetics) today evening to the Katy shelter.

They informed today that besides these items, they have some urgent need for 15-20 blankets (used or new). They are out of all the blankets as of now.

We shall be calling them tomorrow morning to find out about their other requirements.

2 Comments:

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Scarlett said...

This is great work and I'm glad I found this blog.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Bharat's pride said...

Hi Scarlett,

Thanks for your note of appreciation. We, from SEWA International are trying to make a difference and Today, Im very proud that We are the ONLY non-american organizaion to actively take part with fellow americans in the relief and rehabilation efforts.

It would be great if you would help us spread the word about the efforts and join hands with us in rebuilding the lives of the striken.

best regards

Gaurav
SEWA International Atlanta Chapter

 

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