Monday, 8 March 2010


Haiti Relief Efforts

March 1, 2010

Amma responded to the terrible Haiti tragedy by bringing her unique brand of care to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, having just returned from his second visit to the island nation, reports that a four-story house has been rented in Laboulle, a suburb in the hills outside of Port Au Prince, for the express purpose of establishing an orphanage there.

Support for this endeavor will come from Embracing the World, the charitable arm of Amma’s organization, in conjunction with MA Center’s Health Care Charities, Inc., and the Amma Foundation of Canada. Applications for the required permits are being filed with the Haitian government, and propose to open the orphanage with twenty-five children initially.

To date, Embracing the World has shipped a container with pallets of medical supplies to Haiti within two weeks after the earthquake. It was received by Partners in Health, an organization the has been working in Haiti for the last twenty years. The list of supplies included assorted medications, surgical equipment and OR set-up supplies, feeding and drainage tubes, assorted wound care supplies, diagnostic supplies, syringes, needles, blankets and sheets, drapes, tents, sleeping bags, face masks, obstetric and infant care supplies, wheel chairs, crutches, braces, splints, protein powders, saline solution, disinfectants, and the list goes on. A second container of supplies is now being assembled and will ship as soon as possible.

To make a donation towards all aspects of Amma’s Haitian relief efforts, please click here.

Haiti devastation

Sorting and Packing the Relief Supplies

Relief Activities

Proposed Orphanage in Haiti

Make Donation checks payable to:
MA Center
PO Box 613
San Ramon, CA 94583

Ship In-kind Donations to:
Healthcare Charities, Inc.
10200 Crow Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94583

Questions regarding Financial Donations:
Ravi Nair -
- Cell: 925-570-0744

Questions regarding In-kind Donations
Lela Kudritzki -
- Cell: 925-989-7674

Questions regarding Non-Profit Status / 501( c )(3), etc.
Darsana Little –
- Tel: 510-400-4829

Earlier Updates from January 20, 2010

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