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COVID19 Relief #BoundToEachOther – updates at your fingertip!

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.

Job losses due to business closures peaked at 23 million last May, according to the Georgetown center on Education and the workforce statistics. #ChinmayaMission centers around USA, joining hands with #CORDUSA, have raised awareness and funds and so far we have raised close to 300,000 for helping those who are affected by the pandemic.

If you are interested in contributing to this cause, please click this link and donate securely.

Here you can 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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#HomelessShelter #cmp_covid19relief #BoundToEachOther
Chinmaya Mission Portland June kool kids@ service activities - Prepared & delivered dinner for 70 for laurelwood shelter - made veggie pasta, vegetable soup, peanut butter jelly sandwich, chocolate chip cookies, packed 50 summer care packages for Blanchet House and Farm, We made 60 charm necklaces with positive notes to go with care packages, created and decorated 60 care cards for children going through homelessness for Family Promise of Beaverton
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Chinmaya Mission Portland  June kool kids@ service activities - Prepared & delivered dinner for 70 for laurelwood shelter - made veggie pasta, vegetable soup, peanut butter jelly sandwich, chocolate chip cookies,  packed 50 summer care packages for Blanchet House and Farm, We made 60 charm necklaces with positive notes to go with care packages, created and decorated 60 care cards for children going through homelessness for Family Promise of Beaverton
2 weeks ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther #EachOneReachOne
#CORDUSA #COVID19Relief
Chinmaya Mission Mumbai offered food, grocery & sanitary kits, did blood & plasma donation drives as part of their #MaximiseHappiness campaign.
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Chinmaya Mission Mumbai offered food, grocery & sanitary kits, did blood & plasma donation drives as part of their #MaximiseHappiness campaign.
2 weeks ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther #EachOneReachOne
#CORDUSA #COVID19Relief

Chinmaya Mission Madurai offered sanitary kits, grocery kits, pulse oximeters & PPE kits. They are working on providing 6 oxygen concentrators to various Government hospitals in the area.
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Chinmaya Mission Madurai offered sanitary kits, grocery kits, pulse oximeters & PPE kits.  They are working on providing 6 oxygen concentrators to various Government hospitals in the area.
4 weeks ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther #EachOneReachOne
#CORDUSA #COVID19Relief
Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad distributed 250 medical kits (for Rupees Ten Lakhs and Fifty thousand) through the through DGP office in Lakdikapul, Hyderabad.
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Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad distributed 250 medical kits (for Rupees Ten Lakhs and Fifty thousand) through the through DGP office in Lakdikapul, Hyderabad.
1 month ago
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#HomelessShelter #cmp_covid19relief #BoundToEachOther
Chinmaya Mission Portland - Dinner for 45 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Walnut Center Shelter on May 15th 2021
Menu: Veg Pulao, Veg Curry, Chapattis, and Cookies
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Chinmaya Mission Portland - Dinner for 45 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Walnut Center Shelter on May 15th 2021
Menu: Veg Pulao, Veg Curry, Chapattis, and Cookies
1 month ago
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#boundtoeachother #cmp_covid19relief Mother’s Day special dinner for the Laurelwood Transition Projects, Inc. shelter by Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students. Soup, Veg rice, PB&J along with roses and handwritten Mothers Day cards for all the women at the shelter. We delivered other essential items as well. ... See MoreSee Less

#boundtoeachother #cmp_covid19relief Mother’s Day special dinner for the Laurelwood Transition Projects, Inc. shelter by Chinmaya Mission Portland Balavihar students. Soup, Veg rice, PB&J along with roses and handwritten Mothers Day cards for all the women at the shelter.  We delivered other essential items as well.

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Thank you so much for your ongoing support! ♥🏠

1 month ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther #CMP_COVID19Relief

On 8th May 2021, Chinmaya Mission Portland handed over a check to Sewa International USA - Portland towards COVID19 Relief help in India. We hope to continue our efforts in helping India's current crisis.
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On 8th May 2021, Chinmaya Mission Portland handed over a check to Sewa International USA - Portland towards COVID19 Relief help in India.  We hope to continue our efforts in helping Indias current crisis.
1 month ago
CORD USA

#BoundToEachOther #cmp_covid19relief

Our ELL Tutoring program turned 5!

Pandemic posed many challenges to our educational system. There are unique, ELL (English Language Learners) -specific risks for learning loss while schools are closed. Most of ELL students live in homes without native speakers of English. This “linguistic isolation” can create unique challenges for supporting and serving these students during the pandemic.

This can be challenging while schools are closed. It’s one thing for teachers to plan lessons and design academically aligned language-development activities to get ELs talking when they’re surrounded by students at school. It’s quite another to replicate those activities during remote learning.

We are proud to present Presidential Volunteer Service Awards to Devak Singh, Idika Kontu, Nividh Singh, Gowri Ganesh & Sanika Bedre for continuing to tutor our ELL students during the pandemic.

More information about our free ELL tutoring program can be found here www.cmportland.org/elltutoring/
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#BoundToEachOther #cmp_covid19relief

Our ELL Tutoring program turned 5!

Pandemic posed many challenges to our educational system.  There are unique, ELL (English Language Learners) -specific risks for learning loss while schools are closed. Most of ELL students live in homes without native speakers of English. This “linguistic isolation” can create unique challenges for supporting and serving these students during the pandemic.

This can be challenging while schools are closed. It’s one thing for teachers to plan lessons and design academically aligned language-development activities to get ELs talking when they’re surrounded by students at school. It’s quite another to replicate those activities during remote learning.

We are proud to present Presidential Volunteer Service Awards to Devak Singh, Idika Kontu, Nividh Singh, Gowri Ganesh & Sanika Bedre for continuing to tutor our ELL students during the pandemic.

More information about our free ELL tutoring program can be found here https://www.cmportland.org/elltutoring/
2 months ago
CORD USA

#HomelessShelter #cmp_covid19relief #BoundToEachOther
Dinner for 70 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood Center Shelter
Menu: Rice, Rajma, Chappatis and Cookies.
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Dinner for 70 delivered to Transition Projects, Inc. Laurelwood Center Shelter
Menu: Rice, Rajma, Chappatis and Cookies.
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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.
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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
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Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2019

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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
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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
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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.
Tax ID – 27-0540459
Toll free number: (866) 580-5508
Fax: (866) 580-5508

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