Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, Inc.
(World Hindu Council of America)
Seva (Social Services) office
10062 Noceto Way,Boynton Beach,FL33437
561-244-5813 email@example.com www.vhp-america,org
February 7, 2012
Re: Relief Funds for the Victims ofFijiFloods
A 15-day state of disaster is currently in effect on the west coast ofFijithat has been ravaged by floods since January 22. Twenty one active evacuation centers have been set up with a total of 1,333 evacuees. The state of disaster, declared on January 25 by Colonel Inia Seruiratu, applies to Ba, Lautoka, Nadi, Nadroga, Ra, and Tavua. In a 48-hour period, 400 millimeters of rainfall was recorded in Nadi, which triggered flooding across the west ofViti Levu. Severe flooding and landslides have forced thousands from their homes to seek safety in evacuation centers, reported Red Cross. Crops had been washed away; homes, shops, and roads damaged; and communities left with no water or power supply, said the IFRC. There have been reported cases of water-related diseases, including diarrhea and typhoid, as a result of the floods. The damage caused is estimated to be about $30 million.
VHP of America requests your kind contribution to help the victims and their family who are affected by the devastation. VHP of America will be working with Mr. Jay Dayal, President of VHP,Fijiand will ensure that the donations are used for the victims and their family.
Please contribute generously. Your donations are tax deductible.
Visit www.vhp-america.org and click the link Fiji Flood Relief
You can use your Visa, M/C or Discover card for your contribution.
Or make check payable to VHP of America and mail it to:
VHP of America, P. O. Box 441505, Houston, TX 77244-1505
VHP of America Inc. is a 501(3)(c), non-profit, tax-exempt volunteering organization who helps the needy people regardless of their race, religion, color, ethnicity, or gender. VHP of America Tax ID# is 510-156-325.
Girish M. Gandhi
VHPA Vice President, Seva