01.09.2017 ►JAINA ►Hurricane Harvey Victims Relief Fund

Posted: 02.09.2017

Federation Of Jain Associations in North America


JAINA

WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE

FEDERATION OF JAIN ASSOCIATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA

A Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) El # 54-1280028

2960 Mother Well Ct, Oak Hill, VA 20171 USA
Phone: 571-331-1851, E-mail: Pmehta1851@gmail.com

"HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS RELIEF FUND"

Jai Jinendra

Hurricane Harvey


Over this week, Hurricane Harvey dumped couple of feet of rain over parts of east Texas and its blistering winds destroyed buildings, boats and homes standing in its path. The hurricane brought winds, storm surge and heavy rain. Now we’re going to deal with 50 inches of flooding, basically turning the entire southeast portion of the state into an inland lake. We’re going to deal with rivers out of their banks for weeks, massive destruction, and structural damage to homes. We are going to have an incredible long-term housing challenge. At least 37 deaths related to Hurricane Harvey have been reported in Texas in its aftermath. Over 300,000 people have registered for disaster assistance in the aftermath of Harvey. As the waters recede, as infrastructure damage is assessed and addressed, there are going to be significant needs - of food, shelter, basic amenities, protection from water-borne diseases....the list is endless.

The rain has paralyzed infrastructure. Chances are high that every one of us has family and friends who have been impacted. Our prayers are needed for all their safety and welfare, no doubt, but there is an even greater need to help.

JAINA World Community Service (WCS) is launching a Relief Fund for the victims of this unfathomable tragedy and ask the Jains of North America to contribute. The funds will be used for a humanitarian project that will be selected & executed against once the relief operations end and rehabilitation work begins.

As in the past, WCS always gets involved and provides a helping hand whenever and wherever a disaster strikes. Our volunteers work directly in the affected area to deliver aid, keeping in mind Jain principles. Our efforts are always directed towards projects with long term benefits like building a school, hospital, housing or a rehabilitation center.

Previously, with your support, we have raised over $80,000 for Nepal Earthquake $200,000 for the Tsunami victims, and $750,000 for the Gujarat earthquake. Jains in North America have always shown our generosity all over the world, as steadfast believers of “Jiv Daya” and “Ahimsa.

We recognize that various organizations have started similar relief funds and you may wonder why you should send your donations through JAINA:

  • JAINA does not charge any administrative fee to the relief fund. 100% of the donations will go towards relief effort. In fact, JAINA volunteers and partners will volunteer their time and experience to the cause.
  • Funds collected by JAINA will be spent in a completely non-violent manner keeping in mind the Jain way.

 

We request you to send your tax deductible (USA) contribution payable to JAINA, at World Community Services, 2060 Mother Well Ct. Oak Hill, VA 20171 or donate online: www.jaina.org/donations For further information or suggestions, please contact us.



Gujarat Flood Donation

Sincerely,

Gunvant Shah
President, JAINA



Mr. Prakash Mehta
Chairman, WCS

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