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Thank you to everyone expressing an interest in helping us get supplies to our workers on the ground in Haiti. While money is an urgent need and can be donated at Amurt.net we have a Margii, (member of the Yogic group Ananda Marga), in Florida who owns a shipping company who has been working with Haitian volunteers for many years. I’d like to emphasize that AMURT has been on the ground in Haiti for 20 years and is committed to remaining there as long as needed. This letter gives an update of our work to date and lists the needs requested by our workers. Only volunteers who meet the criteria below are needed at this time.
LOCAL DROP-OFF POINT FOR SUPPLIES IS 22 RAVENSCROFT DR. Parallel to Church St. off of Hilliard Ave. Day and evening hours. LOCAL CONTACTS FOR AMURT ARE: Didi Ananda’usa: 828.255.8777; Bhavesh, (Brett), Sculthorp: 828.778.5105.
From our local Didi, (nun):
Dear sisters and brothers, Namaskar
We just got a call from Krsnapriya who is driving the big truck to Miami.
She called saying that all the supplies from Philadelphia couldn’t be gathered at the meeting point timely and that she is still has half truck full only.
She requested us to meet her tomorrow along I-95, most likely in SC, with whatever we got.
SO, PLEASE, bring to us whatever you can arrange today, latest by tomorrow morning.
We will collect more things to send next week too.
THey need everything that we can send . Example:
Water purification tablets and hydration powders, and
Nutritious Food (grains, cans, dry fruits, crackers, nuts, powder items, pastas, oil, sugar, salt, etc…....)
Sheets and blankets
Baby clothes only
Art and educational materials
Big Pots and kitchen utensils
ETC, etc,,,,,,,, tools, candles, torches…..............
Hope that we can gather maximum amount of things to send TOMORROW.
Please, ask everyone you know to bring whatever they got here to our jagrit downtown.
Thanks a lot,
Yours in Him,
Monetary and in-kind donations can be made locally at 22 Ravenscroft, as well. Tax-exempt id # 23-7164834. Donations can also be made online at Amurt.net.
Victory to Social Justice,
Here is an update on our Haiti efforts. Please forward to all your friends and acquaintances so they can translate their grief and compassion into something constructive!
AMURT/EL has been busy like bees. Ac. Cirasmita was escorted by a UN Convoy from Santo Domingo, has arrived in Port au Prince, and is staying at Didi Ananda Jiiva Prema’s…