Namaskar! As we all are reading in the newspapers, the flood in Odisha has affected 19 districts where over 27 lakh people are suffering without homes, clean water and food. Preliminary reports suggested that over 55,044 dwelling units have sustained damage with Kendrapara accounting for close to half, whereas crop over 2.15 lakh hectare has been run over by the floodwaters.” Over 1,200 villages remain marooned without any contact with the outside world. A friend was explaining the flood situation in Kendrapada, two buildings looked like fallen leaves completely smashed on the ground. She reported “after coming back to their Kachha house, a mother had put her baby on the cot and had gone out, the wall fell on this two and a half month old baby and she lost him.” We are making an urgent appeal to all of you to contribute generously and send your tax-deductible donation to the address below.
-- Annapurna Pandey, OSA
Attaching to this request a report by our OSA treasurer, Sushant Satpathy:
It is very encouraging that I have already received checks for $950 and $430 in pledge. I want to thank everyone who have pledged or already sent their donation. If you have not done so please send your contribution at the earliest as we may be able to send anything over $2500 to Odisha Red Cross Society in addition to $2500 already sent through Rama Krishna Mission. Although we have not set any goal we should be able to raise $10,000 from our community. Please do the needful as no amount is too small. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to 'OSA' and mail it to 3916 Gladstone Dr., Naperville, IL 60565. If you have any question please let me know.Best regards,
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