COVID Situation in India
India’s second wave has been a dire pandemic situation with many infected withCOVID and many losing their lives due to lack of resources.There is a need for hospital beds, drugs and Oxygen.While it is a challenge IAM is focused on helping to send oxygen concentratorsas there is an immediate need.
India Association of Minnesota is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
IAM will be disbursing the funds received to our partner Seghal Foundation, who are able to procure oxygen concentrators to be distributed by Seghal Foundation team in India to the health care facilities in the following 9 states - Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.
COVID19 Relief - MN
IAM, along with our community partners and organizations, launched the COVID-19 emergency relief fund (CERF) to help people affected by Coronavirus pandemic in Minnesota. By contributing to this fund, community members can come together for a joint show of #ForceForGood to combat the suffering and help Minnesotans at this time of great need. Please join us and be part of this effort by the Asian Indian community in Minnesota.
Since March, we have raised over $100,000 through the generous donations of community organizations and individuals.
With this money, we can help alleviate hardship in our Minnesota community. Our community volunteers are helping to supply personal protection equipment(PPE) for first responders and community health organizations, meals and groceries for hungry Minnesotans, and cash to food banks in hard-hit communities around the state. We can all be proud of our community for the following humanitarian work accomplished to date:
- 29,000 + masks
- 976 face shields
- 1200+ Gowns
- 12,000+ meals provided; cooked food, groceries to food banks
- $20,000 cash donations to food banks
- 13,000+ miles driven
All of this possible with effort from 300 volunteers and 20 partner organizations
The Covid-19 crisis is not over yet - each day brings increasing demand for food and PPE supplies.
Demonstrate the altruistic spirit of our community by contributing to help Minnesotans in need.
Fund Disbursement in Minnesota (from CERF):
Food Workgroup - $15,000
IAM workgroup serving organizations like SEWA-AIFW, Loaves & Fishes, etc. with cooked meal and grocery donations
PPE Workgroup -$25,000
IAM workgroup providing fabric masks, disposable masks, gowns, and other PPE supplies to healthcare workers
Sheridan Story - $8,000
Local organization fighting child-hunger. The Sheridan Story focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs
Meals on wheels - $8,000
Meals on Wheels is a community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities.
North Country Food Bank - $2,000
Food Bank serving 21 counties in northwest and west central MN
Channel One Regional Food Bank - $2,000
Food Bank serving seniors, individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities, working families and individuals, people in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems or personal disaster, and food shelves, programs and agencies in 14 counties in southeast MN