AAPI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
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WHO WE ARE
AAPI-CF IS COMMITTED TO SERVE THE POOREST OF THE POOR IN REMOTE AREAS OF INDIA AND USA. IT HAS 17 FREE CLINICS IN DIFFERENT STATES OF INDIA WHICH SERVE A BASE OF OVER A MILLION PATIENTS ANNUALLY AND WHICH ALSO PROVIDE OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR DISEASE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION.
AAPI has always been present when calamities strike whether it is the Tsunami, Katrina, or Earthquakes of Gujarat and Maharashtra. AAPI is supporting three cancer centers and has developed three major trauma centers and a hospital in Bhuj. They have also raised funds to help cyclone victims in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, earthquake victims in Maharashtra and Gujarat as well as the Kargil Jawan fund and the Prime Minister’s Fund.
Good day to you all,
AAPI Charitable Foundation has had a very busy time in the year 2020, taking care of disasters on after the other in the USA. This is including the COVID-19 pandemic, five disasters in California, and 3 hurricanes back to back in Louisiana.
In regards to COVID-19, a very large number of people in the USA were affected, including healthcare workers, but also the general population, both old and young. The Charitable Foundation took the lead in fighting this battle,
As we immediately donated $25,000, along with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, and fellow AAPI members. We are sincerely grateful for their selfless and most generous donations that were able to take care of the
sick people affected by COVID-19, and were able to provide masks to many hospitals. We were also able to provide lunch for many nurses and healthcare providers in many local hospitals to show our deep appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication in this difficult time.
Then, we were hit by Category 4 Hurricane Laura, which destroyed the whole cities of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Beaumont Texas. People who were unable to evacuate were forced from their destroyed homes, with no drinkable water, food, shelter, and electricity.
The AAPI Charitable Foundation responded and took the lead for this disaster immediately, along with local business people, religious organizations, and volunteers from all over Louisiana. AAPI members again gave tremendously in their donations. We were able to provide bottled water, food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snacks until people were able to receive shelter at local hotels in nearby cities not completely destroyed by the hurricane.
We greatly appreciate the donations from the local business people as well as our AAPI members and Charitable Foundation, as it was able to save the lives of the people we supplied resources to during this dreadful disaster.
Unbeknownst to us however, it would not be the last disaster to strike these towns that so desperately needed our help before, but even more so for the second hurricane, Category 4 Hurricane Delta. Then the third Hurricane that hit close by in New Orleans, Louisiana was Category 2 Hurricane Zeta. Massive amounts of destruction was seen in the area, many people were drastically affected by power outages, undrinkable water, and food and shelter shortages due to theprevious hurricanes to affect the area. However, AAPI Charitable Foundation and members of AAPI were able to help in these difficult times, and we are so proud and gracious to have such supporting and generous members in this great organization.
AAPI Charitable Foundation has 15 clinics in India, which provide healthcare for the poorest of the poor in remote villages in India. These clinics have provided services for many years and are funded by the AAPI Charitable Foundation. They also provide education for the prevention of communicable diseases, drinking clear water, dental exams and care, eye exams and care in which a doctor has come from outside to teach the importance of eye care in every stage, diabetes management, hypertension counseling, and smoking cessation as well. Some of these clinic also provide maternity services and physical therapy. Due to the virus, some of these clinics have been very busy administering free COVID-19 care for any and all affected.
AAPI Charitable Foundation has recently donated $5,000 for warm blankets to aid in the care of the many people need during the colder weather.
Also, recently we have outlined a project for clear drinking water in all states of India, which have already begun in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.
We are very grateful and humbled by the generous donations that our members of AAPI, Charitable Foundation, Board of Trustees, and Executive Committee have donated. This truly is a noble and amazing organization to be a part of. On behalf of those poor people affected by these disasters and this global pandemic, I sincerely thank all of you for your much needed support and donations.
Many thanks and blessing to you all,
SURENDRA PUROHIT, MD
Chairman, AAPI Charitable Foundation