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Amrita Ashram to provide $1 million for Katrina relief

September 24, 2005 01:35 IST

Mata Amritanandamayi Centre in America would be donating $1 million in aid to help victims of Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans, Louisiana and coastal areas of Mississippi and Albama.

Amritanandamayi told reporters in Kollam, Keralathat the Math had a number of centres inthe United States, including one at California.

There were also 200 'Satsang Samhitis' throughout the US comprising supportive devotee volunteers.

Soon after the hurricane struck, Amritanandamayi had sent the head of the centre in California, Bramhachari Dayamitra Chaitanya, to the affected areas to assess the best ways for organisation to help hurricane victims.

The main areas in which the Mata Amritanandamayi Centre there had extended help were through provision of food, clothing and school supplies as well as providing emotional support, the Mata said.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: I wonder...

I wonder if this is a publicity stunt! I appreciate the concern for the Katrina victims, but the U.S government can cope with this crisis ...

Posted by Ritu

Sub: Does US really need these funds ?

Though donating funds to the needy is a great thing. Does US, the developed nation, need these kind of funds from India. I truly believe ...

Posted by India WellWisher

Sub: AMMA- the embodyment of love

Mata Amrutanandmayi is a spiritual leader of hindu culture which preaches that all creatures in this universe may live in peace and prosper."Loka samastha sukhino ...

Posted by Gopinathapaivengatampally

Sub: $1mn aid for Katrina-hit: Amrita ''Spritual Leader''

Did they ever aid anything in disaster happened in India. They make money in india by making indian people fool and aiding americans. Those who ...

Posted by Sachin Bhatia

Sub: Why not use it in India?

Can't she donate to the Tsunami victims instead or use it for other purposes in India itself? I mean people in the US have all ...

Posted by Sugavan



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