Dear Sisters and Brothers,
The unprecedented effect of Hurricane Harvey on Houston, Texas and the surrounding region including Corpus Christi, Rockport and many other communities, has disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands, impacted business, and damaged property. Needless to say, the need to reduce and stop the suffering is of the highest priority. Ananda Marga is preparing an emergency response through AMURT as it has in many other disaster afflicted areas in past decades.
The disaster relief efforts of AMURT/AMURTEL require people power and material resources to ramp up and continue an effective response. During past disasters in the US, our Ananda Marga volunteers provided qualified mental health counselling, managed shelters, cleaned out damaged homes and businesses, and performed many of the countless other tasks to bring normalcy back for the victims and their families.
To support Ananda Marga in placing our dedicated volunteers into the affected area along the Gulf Coast, supporting them to do effective relief work, and to provide the needed materials locally, the best way to help is to provide tax exempt cash contributions, please use this secure link https://donate.amurt.gift/chec
AMURT is a member of NVOAD, a national network of organizations active in disaster services, which includes the American Red Cross, Mennonite Disaster Services and other reputable agencies. AMURT and the other NVOAD agencies coordinate with local, state and federal agencies in the attempt to work effectively immediately and over the long-term.
Also, if you have a week or more of time to give to the effort, please let us know at the earliest so that we may qualify and place you into the disaster area. If you wish to organize fundraising activities in your area, this would be very welcome.
Information updates with news of progress, coordination, and challenges will be issued periodically.
If you have any questions, please contact Acarya Muktatmananda Avadhuta, who is coordinating the relief work. His mobile is (818) 414-7737 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank-you for the support,
Ácárya Diiptimanánanda Avadhúta
Sectorial Office Secretary (SOS) of Ananda Marga in New York Sector
Address: 149-02 Melbourne Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367-1356, USA
Tel. +1 718 898 1603
Mob. +1 9292578099
P.S. Again, the link for direct financial contributions (tax exempt) to the AMURT Harvey Hurricane Relief — https://donate.amurt.gift/chec