Sewa raises $60,000 for Bihar flood relief

Sewa raises $60,000 for Bihar flood relief
Wednesday, 09.10.2008, 12:29am (GMT-7)

FREMONT: Bihar is currently experiencing devastating floods. The embankment along the Kosi River in northern Bihar has broken, drowning towns and numerous villages - many are reported dead or rendered homeless.Sewa International USA is working with various organizations such as Sewa Bharati to provide relief to victims of devastating flood in Bihar, India.

3,500 dedicated volunteers working round the clock rescuing, distributing relief materials, providing food and essential health care. From Aug. 19 itself, a main center was set up in Muzaffarpur to collect relief materials and distribute to seven sewa centers (camps) and twenty-one sub-centers.

These centers are providing immediate relief in form of food, medicines, clothes etc. Material is provided to needy by boat to remote places. Sewa Bharati schools in all seven districts are converted into relief centers to provide place for people to stay and provide food to thousands and we plan to set up relief centers at more locations.

Sewa International USA has raised $60,000 for Bihar flood so far and appeals to all to donate generously. Besides Sewa Bharati, Sewa International USA also intends to contribute to Patanjali Disaster relief of Swami Ramdev."We greatly appreciate generous donation of all so far", said Sewa International USA President, Gautam Desai.

"This will help us accelerate our relief effort. I am sure people affected by the flood will be grateful. But we urge all sympathizers to contribute generously. Need for resources are far greater since we also intend to help in rehabilitation.

"For more information, please call 510-579-4742 or email

India Post News Service


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