Dear MMNA Pariwar Members,
Your Chance to Help the People of Chennai!
As all of you are aware, the recent heavy rains in the southern Indian city of Chennai (state of Tamil Nadu) last week, has resulted in major disruption of infrastructure, power, communication, transportation, basic amenities and the daily lives of the community. The severity of the disaster is the worst of its kind in decades, leading to a rising death toll of around 200+ people in the city; severance of air, rail and road connectivity to the city of Chennai; extensive property damage and a possible threat of epidemic. National bodies like NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), Indian Army, Navy and Air Force teams have been deployed in the city for relief measures.
Some of you may also be aware, I am presently in Chennai (on a work assignment) and fortunate to work with our local Maheshwari/Rajasthani community and other such organizations in the relief efforts by participating in food-drives, blood donation camps and distribution of essential supplies.
Your contribution/donation will provide relief to victims by helping purchase emergency supplies like food, water, blankets, mosquito repellents and medicine in addition to longer term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this flood.
MMNA is pleased to match your individual contribution to a maximum of $5000 commitment.
In case if you would like to send a check, please make it payable to "MMNA" (in memo mention - Chennai Flood Relief), and mail to:
1115 Grand Hamptons Drive,
Herndon, VA 20170-2358
Please donate generously by clicking the link below and help support the flood victims.
As all of you are aware, shortly before noon on Saturday, a massive 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal near the densely populated city of Kathmandu. Within moments, countless homes, buildings and temples collapsed, killing nearly 4000 people and injuring many more. As the death toll mounts and aftershocks continue, cries for help have gone out from the government of Nepal. People are sleeping in the open, fearful of returning to their homes.
- By Parag Bajaj