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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, Kerala that the Math had a number of centres in the 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.