raises USD 100,000 for Katrina relief
Houston, Oct. 22, 2004
Non-governmental organisation Sewa International,
has raised over USD 100,000 from Indians living in
the United States for providing relief to the victims
of Hurricane Katrina.
The group, which worked with the American Red Cross
and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the
aftermath of the tragedy, raised the money from Indian-Americans
across the country.
The outfit's International Coordinator Shyam Parande,
and former NRI Ambassador-at-Large Bhishma Agnihotri,
met Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, at Baton Rouge
yesterday and presented a cheque for the amount.
Agnihotri also donated USD 15,001 for Katrina survivors.
Governor Blanco recognised the timely efforts of
Sewa International volunteers, the organisation said.
Sewa International's American chapter worked round
the clock in the worst-hit cities of Louisiana and
other affected areas like Houston after the hurricane