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Dear Friends!

A lot has happened and changed in the world over the past months since #COVID19 #pandemic erupted. #CoronaVirus shows how vulnerable we remain. This #pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease itself and efforts to quarantine it. As the health and human toll grows, the economic damage is already evident and represents the largest economic shock the world has experienced in decades.

Stunning, staggering, mind-numbing, call it what you will, the COVID-19 pandemic’s crushing impact on the job market is inescapable.

Over 30 million Americans have now filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department. #ChinmayaMission centers around USA, joining hands with #CORDUSA, have raised awareness and funds and so far we have raised close to 200,000 for helping those who are affected by the pandemic.

Here you can to check the impact our giving is having on the broader community at any given time. Please reach out to see if I missed anything and I certainly will add. Please click on the link or image to read more.

 

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5 days ago
CORD USA

#HomelessShelter #cordusa_pdx #boundtoeachother
Dinner for 70 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood Center Shelter
Menu: Veggie Pasta((3 full trays), veggie pulav, Peanut Butter/Jam Sandwich and cookies.
Additionally, 20 care cards for senior living were all made by Chinmaya Mission Portland children.
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#HomelessShelter #CORDUSA_PDX #BoundToEachOther
Dinner for 70 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood Center Shelter
Menu: Veggie Pasta((3 full trays), veggie pulav, Peanut Butter/Jam Sandwich and cookies.
Additionally, 20 care cards for senior living were all made by Chinmaya Mission Portland children.
2 weeks ago
CORD USA

Chinmaya Gangotri families delivered groceries last Saturday to the Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (Chicago Chapter) and served 105 elders by donating 105 grocery bags. Many families also sent handmade cards to brighten up their days.

Groceries included almond milk, rice, pasta, dry beans, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, cookies, applesauce, nuts, raisins, Mac & cheese, boxed mashed potatoes and canned soup.

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
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Chinmaya Gangotri families delivered groceries last Saturday to the Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly (Chicago Chapter) and served 105 elders by donating 105 grocery bags. Many families also sent handmade cards to brighten up their days.

Groceries included almond milk, rice, pasta, dry beans, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, cookies, applesauce, nuts, raisins, Mac & cheese, boxed mashed potatoes and canned soup.

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
2 weeks ago
CORD USA

#HomelessShelter #CORDUSA_PDX #BoundToEachOther
Dinner for 40 delivered to the Walnut Shelter Transition Projects, Inc.
Menu: Paneer Biryani, Daal & Barfi ( Indian dessert)
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#HomelessShelter #CORDUSA_PDX #BoundToEachOther
Dinner for 40 delivered to the Walnut Shelter Transition Projects, Inc.
Menu: Paneer Biryani, Daal & Barfi ( Indian dessert)
4 weeks ago
CORD USA

Dinner for 70 people at Transition Projects, Inc., Laurelwood shelter, prepared by Chinmaya Mission Portland members. The menu included: Chappathi, Dal Makhni, Veg Pulav, and chips.
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Dinner for 70 people at Transition Projects, Inc., Laurelwood shelter, prepared by Chinmaya Mission Portland members. The menu included: Chappathi, Dal Makhni, Veg Pulav, and chips.
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
4 weeks ago
CORD USA

#boundtoeachother #cookies4covidcare #cordusa
These amazing 7th graders raised $500 through their Cookies4COVIDCare program at Chinmaya Mission Portland! Bright smiles behind the masks after one whole week of cooking and baking. Thank you Vaani and Yaamini! We love you!
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#boundtoeachother #Cookies4COVIDCare #cordusa 
These amazing 7th graders raised $500 through their Cookies4COVIDCare program at Chinmaya Mission Portland!  Bright smiles behind the masks after one whole week of cooking and baking.  Thank you Vaani and Yaamini!  We love you!
1 month ago
CORD USA

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is grateful for the support of Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ). Prior to COVID-19, we were already facing a crisis, serving over 250,000 people a month. With the pandemic, the number of people served every month has doubled. Chinmaya Mission’s generous donation of $10,000 will help provide 20,000 meals, as we continue to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Thank you CMSJ!
#cordusa #boundtoeachother
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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is grateful for the support of Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ). Prior to COVID-19, we were already facing a crisis, serving over 250,000 people a month. With the pandemic, the number of people served every month has doubled. Chinmaya Mission’s generous donation of $10,000 will help provide 20,000 meals, as we continue to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19. 
Thank you CMSJ!
#cordusa #boundtoeachother

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‪Thank you for your partnership with us to ensure everyone in our community can have access to nutritious groceries during this extraordinarily difficult time CORD USA Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ). We wouldn’t be able to do this important work without your support. ‬

1 month ago
CORD USA

Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in a seva event to make hygiene kits for the unsheltered population. They made 100 hygienic kits for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community. Each kit includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, beanies, gloves, body wipes, chapsticks.

#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in a seva event to make hygiene kits for the unsheltered population. They made 100 hygienic kits for Seattles Union Gospel Mission church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community. Each kit includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, beanies, gloves, body wipes, chapsticks.

#boundtoeachother #cordusa

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Thank you for your support! May we share this on our page?

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1 month ago
CORD USA

Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in the monthly seva event on 1/30/2021. They made 700 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community.
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Chinmaya Mission Seattle families participated in the monthly seva event on 1/30/2021. They made 700 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Seattles Union Gospel Mission church to deliver to the Seattle homeless community.
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
1 month ago
CORD USA

Cookies 4 COVID Care!
#Boundtoeachother #cordusa
Yaamini & Vaani Aga have been Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students since they were in Pre-K, now they are our Balavihar 7th graders.

They have been pondering about the current times for a while and have over time observed how the virus has been impacting our community and the world. Since they love baking and are very passionate about creating interesting flavors and combinations, girls came up with the idea to bake desserts and sell them to raise funds. Your donations go directly to CORDUSA which will in turn send the funds to the organization that works with COVID19 Relief in Oregon, with zero overhead! Sorry, delivery only in Portland OR, and vicinities at this time.

We are so proud of Vaani & Yaamini!
More information and donation at:
www.cmportland.org/c4cc/
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Cookies 4 COVID Care!
#Boundtoeachother #cordusa
Yaamini & Vaani Aga have been Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students since they were in Pre-K, now they are our Balavihar 7th graders.

They have been pondering about the current times for a while and have over time observed how the virus has been impacting our community and the world.  Since they love baking and are very passionate about creating interesting flavors and combinations, girls came up with the idea to bake desserts and sell them to raise funds. Your donations go directly to CORDUSA which will in turn send the funds to the organization that works with COVID19 Relief in Oregon, with zero overhead!  Sorry, delivery only in Portland OR, and vicinities at this time.

We are so proud of Vaani & Yaamini!
More information and donation at:
https://www.cmportland.org/c4cc/
1 month ago
CORD USA

Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered a hot meal for dinner on January 16th and January 23rd 2021, to Sarah's Circle.

The menu included penne pasta with marinara sauce, grilled vegetables, fresh baguettes, desserts, fresh fruits, and fruit juice. It was great to see so many kids walking in with trays of food and personally delivering to the shelter with their parents!
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered a hot meal for dinner on January 16th and January 23rd 2021, to Sarahs Circle.

The menu included penne pasta with marinara sauce, grilled vegetables, fresh baguettes, desserts, fresh fruits, and fruit juice.  It was great to see so many kids walking in with trays of food and personally delivering to the shelter with their parents!
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
1 month ago
CORD USA

Dinner for 60 people at the Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood shelter prepared by Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar children. The menu included Soup, Pasta, and PB&J 🙂
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Dinner for 60 people at the Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood shelter prepared by Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar children. The menu included Soup, Pasta, and PB&J :) 
#boundtoeachother #cordusa

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I am so proud of work CORD (chinmaya organization for rural development)is doing in Portland to feed needy. 🙏🙏

2 months ago
CORD USA

Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered 600+ bagged lunches to Chicago Help Initiative on Dec 19th. Lunch included a sandwich, fruit, granola bar, snack, water/juice, and an optional personalized holiday message/drawing. They were very appreciative and sent their thanks to all the volunteers. The lunches were then sent to seven different shelters in need of meals every day.
#boundtoeachother #cordusa
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Chinmaya Gangotri families prepared and delivered 600+ bagged lunches to Chicago Help Initiative on Dec 19th. Lunch included a sandwich, fruit, granola bar, snack, water/juice, and an optional personalized holiday message/drawing. They were very appreciative and sent their thanks to all the volunteers. The lunches were then sent to seven different shelters in need of meals every day. 
#BoundtoEachOther #cordusa
2 months ago
CORD USA

#HomelessShelter cooking done by Chinmaya Mission Portland for the Transition Projects, Inc. Walnut Shelter for 40 residents. Soup, potato patty, sandwich, and Carrot pudding - work continues!
#boundtoeachother
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#HomelessShelter cooking done by Chinmaya Mission Portland for the Transition Projects, Inc. Walnut Shelter for 40 residents. Soup, potato patty, sandwich, and Carrot pudding -  work continues!
#boundtoeachother
Beautiful #ThankYou from our partners, Transition Projects, Inc.
#boundtoeachother
Chinmaya Mission Portland
5 months ago
CORD USA

#CMSAC-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#cordusa

Chinmaya Mission Sacramento provided COVID19 Relief for the following charities as part of their COVID-19 BoundToEachOther campaign.

Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento is committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, behavioral health issues, and trauma in California.

Annapoorna Sacramento is raising funds to support California Wildfire Relief activities & COVID-19 Relief efforts.
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#CMSAC-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther 
#cordusa

Chinmaya Mission Sacramento provided COVID19 Relief for the following charities as part of their COVID-19 BoundToEachOther campaign.

Childrens Receiving Home of Sacramento is committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, behavioral health issues, and trauma in California.

Annapoorna Sacramento is raising funds to support California Wildfire Relief activities & COVID-19 Relief efforts.
5 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#COVID19Relief #PDX
#HomelessShelter
Chinmaya Mission Portland - #CORDUSA delivered dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition Projects, Inc. an all-vegan menu - Stroganoff with Pasta and Asparagus, Puri, Lentil Soup & Blueberry Muffins - courtesy Susha Pillai
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CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther 
#COVID19Relief #PDX 
#HomelessShelter
Chinmaya Mission Portland - #CORDUSA delivered dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition Projects, Inc. an all-vegan menu - Stroganoff with Pasta and Asparagus, Puri, Lentil Soup & Blueberry Muffins - courtesy Susha Pillai

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Thank you so much for your support! We appreciate you!

5 months ago
CORD USA

#CMPCOVID19-Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa

We received this beautiful thank you letter from Sewa International USA - Portland. Chinmaya Mission Portland. Sewa & CMPortland partnered on COVID-19 Relief, delivering supplies for fire-evacuees & Bhutanese refugees recently. Keep up the good work!

CORD USA Inc

4545 Warwick circle Dr Grand Blanc MI 48439

United States

Greetings from Sewa International USA!

Namaste and greetings.

On behalf of Sewa International USA, I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for your generous donation of $1000 for the Coronavirus Response Fund.

Sewa International has been actively responding to the coronavirus pandemic for the past four months. Your generous donation will help in the operation of COVID-19 non-medical helplines, or any of the other services we are providing, including supplying of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers and other essential personnel; supporting international students by making provisions for food and shelter; answering travel related queries; providing case management for individuals and families requiring long term assistance; conducting periodic webinars with physicians, therapists, immigration attorneys, and other professionals; or supporting and helping protect vulnerable populations by delivering essentials like food, groceries, medicines, etc.

It is because of organizations like yours that Sewa International has been able to deliver quality service to the vulnerable population. For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference in the lives of so many in the community, we invite you to visit our website at sewausa.org/Covid-19.

Once again, on behalf of Sewa International, I thank you very much for your generosity,

Together we serve better.



Sincerely,



Arun Kankani

President, Sewa International USA

P.O. Box 820867, Houston

TX 77282-0867, Tax ID: 20-0638718

president@sewausa.org , info@sewausa.org,

www.sewausa.org
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#CMPCOVID19-Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa

We received this beautiful thank you letter from Sewa International USA - Portland.  Chinmaya Mission Portland.  Sewa & CMPortland partnered on COVID-19 Relief,  delivering supplies for fire-evacuees & Bhutanese refugees recently.  Keep up the good work!

CORD USA Inc

4545 Warwick circle Dr Grand Blanc MI 48439

United States

Greetings from Sewa International USA!

Namaste and greetings.

On behalf of Sewa International USA, I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for your generous donation of $1000 for the Coronavirus Response Fund.

Sewa International has been actively responding to the coronavirus pandemic for the past four months. Your generous donation will help in the operation of  COVID-19 non-medical helplines, or any of the other services we are providing, including supplying of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers and other essential personnel; supporting international students by making provisions for food and shelter;  answering travel related queries;  providing case management for individuals and families requiring long term assistance; conducting periodic webinars with physicians, therapists, immigration attorneys, and other professionals; or  supporting and helping protect vulnerable populations by delivering essentials like  food, groceries, medicines, etc.

It is because of organizations like yours that Sewa International has been able to deliver quality service to the vulnerable population.  For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference in the lives of so many in the community, we invite you to visit our website at https://sewausa.org/Covid-19.  

Once again, on behalf of Sewa International, I thank you very much for your generosity,

Together we serve better.

 

Sincerely,

 

Arun Kankani

President, Sewa International USA

P.O. Box 820867, Houston

TX 77282-0867, Tax ID: 20-0638718

president@sewausa.org  , info@sewausa.org,

www.sewausa.org
5 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#boundtoeachother
#covid19relief #PDX
#homelessshelter

Chinmaya Mission Portland- #cordusa delivering dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition Projects, Inc. The Walnut Park Shelter is a temporary, overnight, a seasonal shelter for up to 80 adults that offers safety off the street and connections to housing and services to help support people experiencing homelessness regain stability, connect to essential support services, and access stable and permanent housing options.
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CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther 
#COVID19Relief #PDX 
#HomelessShelter

Chinmaya Mission Portland- #CORDUSA delivering dinner at the Walnut Park shelter by Transition Projects, Inc.  The Walnut Park Shelter is a temporary, overnight, a seasonal shelter for up to 80 adults that offers safety off the street and connections to housing and services to help support people experiencing homelessness regain stability, connect to essential support services, and access stable and permanent housing options.
5 months ago
CORD USA

#CMSJ-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#cordusa

Community Seva has delivered 25,000 meals in 24 weeks!!!

It’s been 6 months since the shelter in place order was placed. It's not the same life as before for everyone, especially for our unhoused, it’s much harder.

Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) continues to provide COVID19 Relief towards this effort. Thank you!
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#CMSJ-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther 
#cordusa

Community Seva has delivered 25,000 meals in 24 weeks!!!

It’s been 6 months since the shelter in place order was placed. Its not the same life as before for everyone, especially for our unhoused, it’s much harder. 

Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) continues to provide COVID19 Relief towards this effort.  Thank you!
5 months ago
CORD USA

#CMSJ-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#cordusa

India Community Center (ICC) was conceived as a place where every generation of the Indian Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. It was also designed to be a center where people of other cultures can explore and experience Indian traditions and values.

ICC has been closed due to Shelter in place order since Mid-March. To keep our seniors safe, they have pivoted the in-person program to Zoom Video sessions for our seniors living in Milpitas, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and Tri-Valley. They touch over 100 seniors seven days a week with virtual Yoga, Meditation, Karaoke, Bollywood Dance, Music and Discussion Forums, etc. Further to help our seniors ICC worked with volunteers to deliver over 2,500 Indian vegetarian meals from March to July. Now, ICC is offering pick up of these meals five days a week to the seniors.

They wrote to us "The India Community Center wishes to convey our deepest gratitude to Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) for their support of ICC’s senior program in these difficult times due to COVID-19. The Board of Chinmaya Mission has been extremely empathetic and supportive. We thank CMSJ for their stellar support with the utmost appreciation."
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#CMSJ-COVID19 Relief
#BoundToEachOther 
#cordusa

India Community Center (ICC) was conceived as a place where every generation of the Indian Diaspora could find comfort in various facets of their culture, preserve and practice unique traditions and celebrate festivals and social milestones in a welcoming environment. It was also designed to be a center where people of other cultures can explore and experience Indian traditions and values.

ICC has been closed due to Shelter in place order since Mid-March. To keep our seniors safe, they have pivoted the in-person program to Zoom Video sessions for our seniors living in Milpitas, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and Tri-Valley. They touch over 100 seniors seven days a week with virtual Yoga, Meditation, Karaoke, Bollywood Dance, Music and Discussion Forums, etc. Further to help our seniors ICC worked with volunteers to deliver over 2,500 Indian vegetarian meals from March to July. Now, ICC is offering pick up of these meals five days a week to the seniors.

They wrote to us The India Community Center wishes to convey our deepest gratitude to Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ)  for their support of  ICC’s senior program in these difficult times due to COVID-19. The Board of Chinmaya Mission has been extremely empathetic and supportive. We thank CMSJ for their stellar support with the utmost appreciation.

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. चांगला कौतुकास्पद उपक्रम

6 months ago
CORD USA

#CMP-COVID19 Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa

Homeless shelter cooking and serving continues. This time it was our Balavihar students' turn to do the service!
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#CMP-COVID19 Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa

Homeless shelter cooking and serving continues.  This time it was our Balavihar students turn to do the service!
6 months ago
CORD USA

#CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

www.facebook.com/CORDUSA/photos/a.10157669873154077/10157669875019077/

On the auspicious day of Onam, Chinmaya Mission Portland & Sewa Portland delivered grocery kits and masks to 36 families. We thank IRCO for coordinating and connecting us with the families.
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#CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

https://www.facebook.com/CORDUSA/photos/a.10157669873154077/10157669875019077/ 

On the auspicious day of Onam, Chinmaya Mission Portland  & Sewa Portland delivered grocery kits and masks to 36 families.  We thank IRCO for coordinating and connecting us with the families.
7 months ago
CORD USA

#CMA-COVID19Relief
#boundtoeachother
#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Austin worked together with #cordusa to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts to benefit Refugee Services of Texas - Austin, Central Texas Food Bank and Hindu Charities for America.

We also $2700 by selling and distributing masks made by the Refugee Families from Refugee Services of Texas.

Another project carried out was online free tutoring for school-aged kids for the entire summer which continues today.

We collected and donated 450+ pounds of food to the Central Texas Food Bank.

A few projects included creating face shields with a 3D printer and distributing them in the community and creating a website for mental health counseling for kids.

Thank you to all who donated generously and helped the Chinmaya Mission Austin family create an impact in our community.
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7 months ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA
#August2020
Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh has worked over the past few months to do our part in relieving some of the financial, emotional, and physical hardships that many Pittsburghers are currently facing. With help from a local corporation, 84 Lumber Company, we donated a total of $25K to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which provided a week’s worth of food for 500 families. CM Pittsburgh volunteers also helped give out food boxes in a Food Bank drive through. Additionally, we partnered with Seva4Community to make and distribute over 400 masks to Pittsburgh citizens. We also created a volunteer matchup program for families who needed help with tutoring, babysitting, groceries, and much more. CM Pittsburgh Balavihar children wrote letters to nursing home residents who are especially vulnerable and lonely during this time while older students offered online SAT training to kids in the community.
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#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA
#August2020
Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh has worked over the past few months to do our part in relieving some of the financial, emotional, and physical hardships that many Pittsburghers are currently facing. With help from a local corporation, 84 Lumber Company, we donated a total of $25K to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which provided a week’s worth of food for 500 families. CM Pittsburgh volunteers also helped give out food boxes in a Food Bank drive through. Additionally, we partnered with Seva4Community to make and distribute over 400 masks to Pittsburgh citizens. We also created a volunteer matchup program for families who needed help with tutoring, babysitting, groceries, and much more. CM Pittsburgh Balavihar children wrote letters to nursing home residents who are especially vulnerable and lonely during this time while older students offered online SAT training to kids in the community.
7 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA

What a beautiful thank you letter for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization! We really appreciate the wonderful work they do in Portland.

July 30, 2020
Cord USA Inc
Attn: Subha Subha Varma Pathial

4545 Warwick Circle Dr Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8031

Dear Subha and Cord USA,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $2,500.00 on June 1, 2020 for the Greater MidEast Center.

We deeply appreciate you supporting our continued efforts to help vulnerable members of our community, at a truly critical time. As a community-based organization, IRCO wouldn’t exist without supporters like you.

With your help, Oregon’s newest residents are building new beginnings. Immigrant and refugee families are thriving. Parents are finding jobs and children are succeeding in school. IRCO’s wraparound services impact children, youth, parents and seniors—helping them navigate the different challenges at every stage of life for newcomers to the U.S.
Thank you for joining us in welcoming and empowering immigrants and refugees as they become part of the fabric of our community.

Sincerely,
Lee Po Cha, MBA Executive Director

#August2020
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CMP-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#CORDUSA

What a beautiful thank you letter for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization!  We really appreciate the wonderful work they do in Portland.

July 30, 2020
Cord USA Inc
Attn: Subha Subha Varma Pathial

4545 Warwick Circle Dr Grand Blanc, MI 48439-8031

Dear Subha and Cord USA,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $2,500.00 on June 1, 2020 for the Greater MidEast Center.

We deeply appreciate you supporting our continued efforts to help vulnerable members of our community, at a truly critical time. As a community-based organization, IRCO wouldn’t exist without supporters like you.

With your help, Oregon’s newest residents are building new beginnings. Immigrant and refugee families are thriving. Parents are finding jobs and children are succeeding in school. IRCO’s wraparound services impact children, youth, parents and seniors—helping them navigate the different challenges at every stage of life for newcomers to the U.S.
Thank you for joining us in welcoming and empowering immigrants and refugees as they become part of the fabric of our community.

Sincerely,
Lee Po Cha, MBA Executive Director

#August2020
7 months ago
CORD USA

CMRDU-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Raleigh Durham working together with #CORDUSA raised over $7500 for COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds were distributed to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and we are happy that our efforts helped provide food and hope to families, children, and seniors right here in our community during their greatest time of need.

We were also able to help a local small business Raleigh Screen Print, which lost a lot of business due to cancellation of events due to Covid.
Thank you to all who donated generously and continue to support us in helping the community.
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CMRDU-COVID19Relief
#BoundToEachOther
#August2020

Chinmaya Mission Raleigh Durham  working together with #CORDUSA raised over $7500 for COVID-19 relief efforts. The funds were distributed to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and we are happy that our efforts helped provide food and hope to families, children, and seniors right here in our community during their greatest time of need.

We were also able to help a local small business Raleigh Screen Print, which lost a lot of business due to cancellation of events due to Covid.
Thank you to all who donated generously and continue to support us in helping the community.

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Wow, what a generous gift, thanks for being a Hunger Hero! Over 4 months (March, April, May, June) the Food Bank had to spend $2.3 million to buy food in order to keep food going out to the community. That is more than twice our typical annual food purchase budget! Thanks to your support, we can continue working to meet the increased need from COVID-19 foodbankcenc.org/covid19

7 months ago
CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

SCU Food Insecurity Program <https://www.scu.edu/osl/food-insecurity-program/> runs a pantry from donations received. Donations that we receive make the difference of how much food we can offer in our pantry. With $500, we can offer more consistent staple food items such as peanut butter, rice, canned beans, etc. With $5,000 we can increase what types of items we can offer to include needed but not life-necessity items such as paper towels, laundry pods, lotion, floss, a wider variety of canned items, spices, and cultural preferences such as lentils, tahini, etc.

#August2020
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SCU Food Insecurity Program  runs a pantry from donations received. Donations that we receive make the difference of how much food we can offer in our pantry. With $500, we can offer more consistent staple food items such as peanut butter, rice, canned beans, etc. With $5,000 we can increase what types of items we can offer to include needed but not life-necessity items such as paper towels, laundry pods, lotion, floss, a wider variety of canned items, spices, and cultural preferences such as lentils, tahini, etc.

#August2020
7 months ago
CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

We received this beautiful thank you note from Life Services Alternatives. Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. We are very happy to help them with their PPE & Sanitizing product needs during #COVID19 #pandemic.

#July2020
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CMSJ-COVID19Relief

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

We received this beautiful thank you note from Life Services Alternatives.  Life Services Alternatives believes all people with developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in our community. We are very happy to help them with their PPE & Sanitizing product needs during #COVID19 #pandemic.

#July2020
7 months ago
CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief

#boundtoeachother #cordusa
#July2020

We received the following testimonial from the San Jose State University Tower foundation. The Tower Foundation was established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, they currently run a local food pantry for those affected by COVID19 economic backlash.
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#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
#July2020

We received the following testimonial from the San Jose State University Tower foundation.  The Tower Foundation was established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, they currently run a local food pantry for those affected by COVID19 economic backlash.

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👏🏻👏🏻👍

8 months ago
CORD USA

CMFlint-COVID19Relief

#CORDUDA #BoundToEachOther
#July2020

Just like all over the world and in the United States, Michigan has lost thousands of jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic. People are having a hard time putting food on the table for their families & also are having difficulty getting the basic essential needs. Genesee county (MI) has been facing an overwhelming need for food, clothes, and other daily essentials with many, many people in need of shelter due to homelessness. Due to this overwhelming local need, Chinmaya Mission Flint organized a fundraiser for Covid-19 relief and made a charitable contribution to the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund, which is a part of Community Foundation of Greater Flint
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA delivering dinner for 40 at the Walnut shelter Transition Projects, Inc.

#BoundToEachOther #COVID19Relief #PDX #HomelessShelter
8 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, teaming up with Sewa International Portland on their #COVID19Relief efforts. Here CMP's treasurer Rajeev Singh is offering their grant to Lokesh Muddagowda of Sewa International USA of Portland.

We will continue supporting Sewa's efforts in providing necessary care packs and groceries to those affected by COVID-19 economic backlash.

Sewa International USA provides information & resources in helping those affected by COVID-19 #pandemic (assistance in medical advice, grocery/meals).
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, teaming up with Sewa International Portland on their #COVID19Relief efforts. Here CMPs treasurer Rajeev Singh is offering their grant to Lokesh Muddagowda of Sewa International USA of Portland.  

We will continue supporting Sewas efforts in providing necessary care packs and groceries to those affected by COVID-19 economic backlash.

Sewa International USA provides information & resources in helping those affected by COVID-19 #pandemic (assistance in medical advice, grocery/meals).
8 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teamed up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! While we continue to disburse the funds locally for the most needed organizations, we are very happy to know that our efforts brought as many as 7500 meals for many families in our community through Oregon Food Bank.
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#July2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teamed up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! While we continue to disburse the funds locally for the most needed organizations, we are very happy to know that our efforts brought as many as 7500 meals for many families in our community through Oregon Food Bank.
8 months ago
CORD USA

CMORLANDO-COVID19Relief
#July2020

Join Chinmaya Mission Orlando for Summer Camp 2020 Last day Celebrations and CORD Fundraiser event on July 3rd at 6 PM! #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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#July2020

Join Chinmaya Mission Orlando for Summer Camp 2020 Last day Celebrations and CORD Fundraiser event on July 3rd at 6 PM! #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
8 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#June2020

Beautiful *Thank You Note from Transition Projects, Inc.! We have been working with them for a few years, and very appreciative about their Homeless Shelter work and sustainability work such as *Rent Well, and *Back to housing programs.

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA #PDX #HomelessShelter

From TProjects - "A huge #SundayShoutout to the Chinmaya Mission Portland! As one of our most prolific meal providers, they provide hundreds of meals monthly to our shelters. Check out the amazing feast our participants enjoyed recently! 🥘 By partnering with CORD USA, they were also able to secure a $5,000 grant to help us to provide even more support during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you so much for your unwavering support to your community!"
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#June2020

Beautiful *Thank You Note from Transition Projects, Inc.! We have been working with them for a few years, and very appreciative about their Homeless Shelter work and sustainability work such as *Rent Well, and *Back to housing programs.

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA #PDX #HomelessShelter

From TProjects - A huge #SundayShoutout to the Chinmaya Mission Portland! As one of our most prolific meal providers, they provide hundreds of meals monthly to our shelters. Check out the amazing feast our participants enjoyed recently! 🥘 By partnering with CORD USA, they were also able to secure a $5,000 grant to help us to provide even more support during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you so much for your unwavering support to your community!

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We appreciate you! Thank you so much for all you do!

8 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#June2020
We received a beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jenni, Oregon Food Bank thanking CORD USA and Chinmaya Mission Portland. Yes Jenni, we also miss our quarterly volunteering at OFB. We hope everything will resume soon and we will meet you again there!
Thank you Sanjay Bedre & Nivedita Sanjay for dropping off our grant.
#BoundToEachOther #COVID19Relief #Oregon #CORDUSA
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#June2020
We received a beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jenni, Oregon Food Bank thanking CORD USA and Chinmaya Mission Portland.  Yes Jenni, we also miss our quarterly volunteering at OFB.  We hope everything will resume soon and we will meet you again there!
Thank you Sanjay Bedre & Nivedita Sanjay for dropping off our grant.
#BoundToEachOther #COVID19Relief #Oregon #CORDUSA
9 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#june2020
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to, so we cookat homes and continue to deliver food twice a month. Here Chinmaya Mission Portland is delivering Vada Pav (Indian Burger) and chillies at Walnut Center, Transition Projects, Inc. #cordusa #boundtoeachother #PDX #homelessshelter
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#June2020
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to, so we cookat homes and continue to deliver food twice a month. Here Chinmaya Mission Portland is delivering Vada Pav (Indian Burger) and chillies at Walnut Center, Transition Projects, Inc. #CORDUSA #BoundToEachOther #PDX #HomelessShelter
9 months ago
CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief
#June2020

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
In these difficult times and with shelter in place order it has limited many senior citizen’s ability to visit grocery shops or do other chores outside of their homes in a safe manner. A group of volunteers supported by the Indian Community Center's NARAYAN Seva are delivering lunch and dinner to seniors at their home. Narayan Seva started on 29-March-2020 serving 134 seniors citizens. To date, over 2500 meals have been served in Cupertino, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont.

Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) in partnership with CORD USA raised funds and delivered $5000 of initial grant to them.

Rupal Dandia's thank you note says - 'we wanted to let you know that we received your very generous donation. We are deeply grateful to you for helping us out so that we can continue to serve the seniors and carry out the mission of ICC. During this challenging time, the Chinmaya Mission has not only helped us financially but also given a big boost to our morale. We absolutely can’t thank you all enough.'
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Thank you CORD USA for enabling this community support. +Balaji Venkatraman 😇

9 months ago
CORD USA

CMSJ-COVID19Relief
#june2020

Community Seva is working tirelessly to help address some of the biggest challenges the homeless population are facing during this pandemic. Their Community kitchen serves around 1200 meals a weekend.

Our partners from Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to Community Seva on May 1st 2020 #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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9 months ago
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Homefirst -Boccardo Reception Center. Homeless Shelter serves more than 5,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations including our Boccardo Reception Center, which is Santa Clara county’s largest homeless services center. And their ultimate mission is focused on helping people in need find and keep permanent housing.

Our partners from Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) have volunteered at their facilities ranging from breakfast at the Boccardo center, sleeping bag and winter coat distribution before the pandemic. On May 1, 2020, they offered their grant for COVID-19 Relief to HomeFirst. #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
#June2020
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9 months ago
CORD USA

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#june2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Ganesh Krishnan is delivering much needed grant from us to IRCO Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization for their COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) brings 45+ years of experience engaging some of the most vulnerable job seekers in employment training and placement programs. Many of the IRCO beneficiaries are confused about the recently public charge rule, and avoid additional support to adjust their status. Specific activities IRCO facilitates to address this need include navigation, education/outreach, and basic needs assistance (utility, rent, food) and link these families with low wage earners with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
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#June2020

Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Ganesh Krishnan is delivering much needed grant from us to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization for their COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) brings 45+ years of experience engaging some of the most vulnerable job seekers in employment training and placement programs. Many of the IRCO beneficiaries are confused about the recently public charge rule, and avoid additional support to adjust their status. Specific activities IRCO facilitates to address this need include navigation, education/outreach, and basic needs assistance (utility, rent, food) and link these families with low wage earners with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

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Yes Fantastic!

Fantastic

9 months ago
CORD USA

CMChicago-COVID19Relief
#june2020

Chinmaya Mission Chicago has been offering COVID-19 Relief in and around the Chicagoland areas. #boundtoeachother #cordusa

1) Food items and gift cards to a homeless shelter and food pantries for approximately $3000
2) Food for frontline staff at hospitals and nursing homes for approximately $1700
3) Hospital supplies to meet the immediate needs of frontline workers for approximately $7500
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#June2020

Chinmaya Mission Chicago has been offering COVID-19 Relief in and around the Chicagoland areas. #BoundToEachother #CORDUSA

1) Food items and gift cards to a homeless shelter and food pantries for approximately $3000
2) Food for frontline staff at hospitals and nursing homes for approximately $1700
3) Hospital supplies to meet the immediate needs of frontline workers for approximately $7500
9 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#june2020
Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #cordusa through their #boundtoeachother campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon! Here, Sanjay Bedre is delivering much needed grant from us to Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton for their #EmergeStronger COVID-19 relief efforts. We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.
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#June2020
Chinmaya Mission Portland teaming up with #CORDUSA through their #BoundToEachOther campaign, raised over 20K for the COVID-19 Relief efforts in Oregon!  Here, Sanjay Bedre is delivering much needed grant from us to Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton for their #EmergeStronger COVID-19 relief efforts.  We will continue our efforts in supporting medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses for those who have been impacted by sickness or loss of jobs through different local organizations.
10 months ago
CORD USA

CMHOU-COVID19Relief
#boundtoeachother
#cordusa
#may2020

Chinmaya Mission Houston has collected and contributed $25,001 to Sewa International USA and $25,001 to Houston Food Bank as part of COVID-19 Relief. Congratulations Chinmaya Mission Houston!
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#BoundToEachOther 
#CORDUSA
#May2020

Chinmaya Mission Houston has collected and contributed $25,001 to Sewa International USA and $25,001 to Houston Food Bank as part of COVID-19 Relief.  Congratulations Chinmaya Mission Houston!
10 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief
#may2020

Our partners Chinmaya Mission Portland and Transition Projects, Inc. continues to reach out to the homeless community during these #pandemic times. #boundtoeachother #cordusa
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#May2020

Our partners Chinmaya Mission Portland and Transition Projects, Inc. continues to reach out to the homeless community during these #pandemic times. #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
10 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief

#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
A thank you note from our parter in Portland.. thank you Chinmaya Mission Portland!

Dear Subha and friends at CORD USA,

I want to say how much we appreciate your partnership with Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Your support has strongly positioned OFB to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share an update about OFB’s response to this tremendous challenge.

Fueled by our community’s generosity (from more than 11,000 households), we are actively deploying a $4.1MM emergency response effort, and moving huge volumes of food into communities where people are facing hunger and unemployment at profound rates:

Flow of Food - $2,365,000 deployed March 14-April 27

As the need grows, 1,300 of our 1,400 food assistance sites continue to distribute food across Oregon and Clark County, WA. OFB is designing and implementing innovative, safe food distribution models; increasing transportation; purchasing food from local farmers who are economically impacted by coronavirus; and supporting partners to keep our neighbors fed. The 860,000 community members who have historically relied on the OFB Network, including families who rely on school meals, and are now struggling even more.

Flow of Information - $420,000 deployed March 14-April 27

The OFB Food Finder is instrumental in ensuring our clients know where to access food and for rapid dissemination of COVID-19 updates. It is imperative that information about SNAP (food stamps)—the first and best line of defense against hunger—reach our community in a variety of languages.

Flow of Support - $1,115,000 deployed March 14-April 27

Oregon Food Bank is grant-making to all 21 regional food banks throughout the OFB Network. We’re also providing supplies (boxes, gloves, tents, and hand sanitizer) to support new, safe food distribution methods. This support is reaching our food assistance partners in every rural and urban community in our service area and it is put to immediate use for increased staffing, forklift rentals, supplies, and more.

Flow of Change - $230,000 deployed March 14-April 27

By influencing systemic solutions at state and federal levels, we are protecting and strengthening our social safety net in partnership with movement-building organizations (including those in Black and Latinx, immigrant and refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities). Together we have successfully secured an $8,000,000 allocation from the state Oregon to supplement food supplies for the OFB Network through June, 2020—until federal aid arrives.


If you would like more detail on our allocation of resources, email me or see our blog: www.oregonfoodbank.org/interim-report-on-our-efforts-to-emergestronger-from-covid-19/

The surge in people facing hunger will continue during this pandemic. We’ve started strong, but it will take all of us, united, to keep up. If we stay vigilant, we can keep the food flowing and build resilient communities that never go hungry.

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to our mission. Together, we will #EmergeStronger.

Best wishes,

Jenni Green | Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator | OREGON FOOD BANK |
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#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
A thank you note from our parter in Portland.. thank you Chinmaya Mission Portland!

Dear Subha and friends at CORD USA,

I want to say how much we appreciate your partnership with Oregon Food Bank (OFB). Your support has strongly positioned OFB to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m proud to share an update about OFB’s response to this tremendous challenge.

Fueled by our community’s generosity (from more than 11,000 households), we are actively deploying a $4.1MM emergency response effort, and moving huge volumes of food into communities where people are facing hunger and unemployment at profound rates:

Flow of Food - $2,365,000 deployed March 14-April 27

As the need grows, 1,300 of our 1,400 food assistance sites continue to distribute food across Oregon and Clark County, WA. OFB is designing and implementing innovative, safe food distribution models; increasing transportation; purchasing food from local farmers who are economically impacted by coronavirus; and supporting partners to keep our neighbors fed. The 860,000 community members who have historically relied on the OFB Network, including families who rely on school meals, and are now struggling even more.

Flow of Information - $420,000 deployed March 14-April 27

The OFB Food Finder is instrumental in ensuring our clients know where to access food and for rapid dissemination of COVID-19 updates. It is imperative that information about SNAP (food stamps)—the first and best line of defense against hunger—reach our community in a variety of languages.

Flow of Support - $1,115,000 deployed March 14-April 27

Oregon Food Bank is grant-making to all 21 regional food banks throughout the OFB Network. We’re also providing supplies (boxes, gloves, tents, and hand sanitizer) to support new, safe food distribution methods. This support is reaching our food assistance partners in every rural and urban community in our service area and it is put to immediate use for increased staffing, forklift rentals, supplies, and more.

Flow of Change - $230,000 deployed March 14-April 27

By influencing systemic solutions at state and federal levels, we are protecting and strengthening our social safety net in partnership with movement-building organizations (including those in Black and Latinx, immigrant and refugee, indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities). Together we have successfully secured an $8,000,000 allocation from the state Oregon to supplement food supplies for the OFB Network through June, 2020—until federal aid arrives.
 

If you would like more detail on our allocation of resources, email me or see our blog: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/interim-report-on-our-efforts-to-emergestronger-from-covid-19/

The surge in people facing hunger will continue during this pandemic. We’ve started strong, but it will take all of us, united, to keep up. If we stay vigilant, we can keep the food flowing and build resilient communities that never go hungry.

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to our mission. Together, we will #EmergeStronger.

Best wishes,

Jenni Green | Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator | OREGON FOOD BANK |
11 months ago
CORD USA

CMP-COVID19Relief

#boundtoeachother #cordusa
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to. We continue to deliver food twice a month at the Homeless Shelter. Walnut Center Transition Projects, Inc. graciously accepts our food delivery, cooked by Chinmaya Mission Portland families at home as we can't cook at the center now.

Link to their COVID-19 Relief effort - www.cmportland.com/covid-19-relief/
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#BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA
COVID-19 outbreak is especially trying for those with no home to retreat to.  We continue to deliver food twice a month at the Homeless Shelter. Walnut Center Transition Projects, Inc. graciously accepts our food delivery,  cooked by Chinmaya Mission Portland families at home as we cant cook at the center now.

Link to their COVID-19 Relief effort - https://www.cmportland.com/covid-19-relief/
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The #COVID19 Pandemic in the US #BoundToEachOther #CORDUSA

Dear friends!

COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact has taken a terrible toll globally. It is particularly sad that our country has not been spared either; despite its economic might.    As of this month, US COVID-19 related unemployment claims hit a staggering 26.4 million, the five-week total has now surpassed all of the job gains since the Great Recession.

Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March – The latest official figures highlight the devastating economic impact of this pandemic on the American economy, with the numbers growing every day. All 50 states reported a rise in unemployment, with widespread layoffs reported in almost all sectors of the economy.

While all of us feel the impact of the novel coronavirus, the burden falls most heavily on those who have been marginalized in our society. Homeless people, those on the poverty line, individuals without health insurance are all feeling the pinch most of all – as many struggle to get even a single meal for the day.

Many students around the country rely on schools to provide free or low-cost meals. Many of the children in these families have no other way to get their meals for the day. With most schools around the nation closed until further notice, many of these families are struggling to get additional basic necessities met.

With all this suffering around us, we must ask ourselves: How can we step up to help meet their needs? Contact us to know more…

Please note that with CORD USA, 100% of your donations and corporate matching goes directly to those in need independent of their race, color, immigration status, age, sex, religion or disability. Let us rise to the occasion and make a difference during these extraordinary times!

See this link for more information https://cordusa.org/programs/relief-programs/

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Subha
Secretary/Director
CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508

Changing Lives…


http://www.facebook.com/cordusa
http://cordusa.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/cordusa
http://www.youtube.com/cordusaorg
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/friends_cordusa

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Information regarding #CORDUSAServiceVisit2020 #Highschool #Summer2020

Information regarding #CORDUSAServiceVisit2020 #Highschool #Summer2020

Greetings from our beautiful Portland!

Hope you all had a chance to see the video made by our recent service visit participants.  We have been receiving emails and voicemails asking about the Summer service visit opportunities in 2020. I want to update all of you regarding this.

Because of the current travel adversaries and unknown health risks, we have decided not to conduct a Summer service visit this year.  Please sign up to receive our updates directly using the link – http://bit.ly/cordusa_news

In the meantime, please do let me know if you are interested in participating in local service activities.

Our CORDUSA ambassadors have continued their Seva with multiple programs like tutoring ESL students, doing homeless shelter services, cleaning up streets, coordinating camps and many other activities in their local areas.

Have a safe and productive 2020!

Thank you!
Subha
CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508

Changing Lives…


http://www.facebook.com/cordusa
http://cordusa.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/cordusa
http://www.youtube.com/cordusaorg
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/friends_cordusa

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Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2019

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Subha Varma Pathial
Date: Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Service Visit for High School students
CORD USA Service Visits: Winter 2019
CORD Siruvani & Deuladiha: December 22nd, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020
Application is now closed. We will notify the applicants regarding their selection before August 31st.
Thank you for your interest! Please sign up to receive our emails directly so that you will not miss the announcements
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From: Subha Varma Pathial
Date: Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 9:35 AM
Subject: {Friends_CORDUSA} Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2019 – Students apply today!
To: <Friends_CORDUSA@googlegroups.com>

 

#CORDUSAServiceVisit2019 #Highschool #Winter2019

Greetings from our beautiful Portland!
Hope you are having a very introspective & blessed Mahasamadhi day!

CORD USA Winter Service Visit 2019 is now open for students!

CORD Siruvani & Deuladiha: December 22nd, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020
Registration fee – $700 per person

Please note: you must meet the visa requirements as per Govt. of India regulations or should have an OCI card to participate in these Service Visits.

$100 Application fee must be submitted through the link when you submit the application form.  The $600 balance is due immediately after you hear about your selection.

All of our service project visits have been very successful, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants. This is also a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college applications.  These hours also qualify for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) hours.

As a student, we require recommendation from your Balavihar teacher from last year.  Please make sure you type all email addresses correctly as we are not responsible for typos in your application.

When you are choosing the service visit center, you may choose one or both of the sites, but make sure about your availability before applying.

Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Further information will be sent by email.

Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document You must download, read and accept terms and conditions before applying.

Apply here – https://tinyurl.com/servicevisit2019

If you have any questions please read the FAQ first and if it is not clarified in the FAQ feel free to reach out to me and I will be happy to answer your question.

All the best!

Subha Varma Pathial

CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
http://www.cordusa.org
http://www.facebook.com/cordusa

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From: Subha Varma Pathial
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 8:25 AM
Subject: {Friends_CORDUSA} Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2019 – Chaperones apply today!
To: <Friends_CORDUSA@googlegroups.com>



#CORDUSAServiceVisit2019 #Chaperones #Winter2019

Greetings from Portland!
Happy Guru Purnima to all of you!

Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2019!  Please note at this time applications are open only for chaperones.  It will open for students only after we fill chaperone requirements. Please do not submit application form now if you are a student, it will not be considered.

CORD USA Service Visits: Winter 2019 

CORD Siruvani & Deuladiha: December 22nd, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020
Registration fee – $700 per person

Please note: you must meet the visa requirements as per Govt. of India regulations or should have an OCI card to participate in these Service Visits.

All of our service project visits have been very successful, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants. This is also a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college applications.  These hours also qualify for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) hours.

Success of the service visit is very much dependent upon the chaperones. For that reason, we are opening the service visit application only for the chaperones first, and will open for students after this is filled.  If you have a child/children you would like to apply for the service visit, you can mention their names in the “Volunteering Activities”.  They will have to submit a full application separately when it becomes available and should meet the qualifications. However preference will be given to chaperone’s children.

As a chaperone, we require recommendation from your center coordinator.  Please make sure you type all email addresses correctly as we are not responsible for typos in your application.

When you are choosing the service visit center, you may choose one or both of the sites, but make sure about your availability before applying.

Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Further information will be sent by email.

Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document. You must download, read and accept terms and conditions before applying.

Apply here – https://tinyurl.com/servicevisit2019

If you have any questions or concerns, I am just an email away. Thank you and all the best!

Subha Varma Pathial

CORDUSA Inc.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508
http://www.cordusa.org
http://www.facebook.com/cordusa

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/friends_cordusa

In the Summer 2017, a group of High School students went to CORD Siruvani for a service visit through CORD USA.  Read Riya’s blog here

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February 2016 CORDUSA News & Summer Service Visit announcement!

In December, our High School children and CHYKs were very busy.  They visited 3 different CORD centers in India and Sri Lanka.  They all had amazing experiences to share with you.  I am very happy to give you a bird’s eye view of these trips and I will also give you the details of our upcoming High School service visits.  Stay tuned!

First group took off to CORD Deuladiha on December 19th 2015.  Seven boys from Houston, Dallas, Princeton and Portland started their trip with their chaperone.  During their fund raising efforts for “Light up a Village”, they raised over $6,000 and took the solar lanterns to the deepest tribal areas of Odisha.  Kishore, chaperone for this trip jotted down their adventures and he concludes his blog “So, would I do this again? The answer is YES, in a heartbeat.  I encourage all of those who feel that they would like to pursue such an opportunity to consider doing this, not so much for others but more for their own personal experience and growth.

Read his blog & enjoy pictures here

The second group, 28 children and 3 chaperones got ready for their trip to CORD Tamaraipakkam.  Unfortunately as the flood hit Chennai area, the trip had to be cancelled.  However, due to three very enthusiastic parents who could not bear to see their children’s disappointment; they took on the responsibility, helping us to detour the trip to CORD Siruvani.  We are very thankful to Dr. Meera Krishna for making the facility available to our children so quickly and giving them a great experience.  So many hands worked in unison to make it possible, in true yagna spirit. Thank you all…

Their trip is outlined here, when you flip through the photos you will see how much fun and learning they had.

While this was going on, our maiden voyage by CHYKs were getting ready, to CORD Sri Lanka.  Six CHYKs under the leadership of Swami Sarveshananda took off on December 29th, 2015 to Colombo to visit CORD centers based in Sri Lanka.  They interacted with the field staff and administration to get a better perspective on the needs of centers around Sri Lanka.  You can see the photos and read about their trip here.

During my trip to India in December, I took a detour to visit Chinmaya Vijaya, our girl’s orphanage based in Guntur near Vijayawada.  I had so much fun with the girls and in the three days I was with them, they stole my heart … I was so sad to leave them.  I hope to visit them again.

Now, it is time for announcing the registration process for the increasingly popular CORD USA service visits to India for Summer 2016!

Due to the incredible experience provided by the service visit, the demand for the number of spots has been increasing steadily. We are inspired by the number of wonderful committed students that are registering for the service visits. We are extremely gratified by the input from our returning students reflecting their inner growth and maturity originating from these visits. We are striving to expand this opportunity to as many students as possible.

The number of students that can be accommodated is determined by the capacity of the host CORD center facilities and resources. At times, due to the limited number of spots available, many wonderful students were unable to attend the service visits.

This Summer, we are able to accommodate 60 students between two different centers. We will continue to work on expanding the number of visits as well as locations for future service visits. We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful journey by our Chinmaya Mission youth and hope to grow along with them.

The service visits are extraordinary opportunities to serve and experience the joy of service. We are looking for students who are mature, motivated, have faith in the value of service, and would value the visits as an opportunity for their own growth. Click this link to apply today! If this link does not work, you can go through our website, http://www.cordusa.org and clicking the “Service Visits” in the carousel.

Please read the instructions and fill the application form in its entirety before you submit. You will need access to a printer and scanner to complete the signed ROL form. After submitting the filled application, you will get an automated acknowledgment email that will have the address to mail in the application fee to complete the application process. The service visit coordinators will be in touch with you within two weeks with the next steps.

Chaperones also need to fill out the same application form, however; you can use your spouse’s and your information instead of parent contacts 🙂

If you have any questions, you know I am just an email away.

Subha Varma Pathial
CORDUSA Inc.
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