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  • 24 Apr 2021 5:25 AM | Atlanta Chapter admin (Administrator)

    The second wave of COVID-19 has engulfed India completely. India being a very populous country, the healthcare system is struggling to keep up as the number of cases exponentially rise every day. With more than 2,200 deaths everyday, and more than 2 Million active cases, this second wave requires an immediate response.

    As this gruesome disease is spreading and leaving no household untouched, the one thought that comes to each of us is how can we help from so far away? 

    This is a collective fight for everyone. Sewa's volunteers and team (500+, and growing) in Bharat are actively serving in various forms. From building a digital helpdesk for verified information to running information campaigns around Plasma donation, to distributing essentials and supporting old-age homes and orphanages in these tough times. 

    Sewa is planning to distribute 10,000 units of essentials' kit across the nation, with a network of organizations, and serve 1,000 orphanages and old-age homes across major cities.

    Cost:

    - $21 for each family essentials' kit (Ration, Basic Medicines, Masks, Sanitizers etc)

    - $201 for community homes with 20-30 people, such as orphanages and old-age homes (Ration, Basic Medicines, Oximeter, Masks, Sanitizers etc.)

    -$501 for oxygen concentrator. We are about to ship 200 oxygen concentrators to India. 

    Donate now at www.Sewausa.org/donate

    Project: *COVID19- Support India


    Thanks and Together we Serve Better

  • 29 Apr 2020 7:43 PM | Suresh Vaishya (Administrator)

    Letter from Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) appreciating the donation of Masks and Sanitizer, and how these will help in combating COVID-19 situation. Harris County Sheriff's Office


  • 26 Apr 2020 11:38 AM | Suresh Vaishya (Administrator)
  • 26 Apr 2020 11:31 AM | Suresh Vaishya (Administrator)
  • 24 Apr 2020 11:16 AM | Suresh Vaishya (Administrator)

    There are 800 staff members and around 1200 inmates in Cobb county Jail.

    Inspired by Sewa International 100+ people are stitching DIY masks in Atlanta to cater the local need. Today, we distributed 350+ masks to Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren. Masks will be distributed to staff and inmates.

    He has all praise for our volunteers. Couple of weeks back, we had distributed 3 ply masks to Forsyth County Sheriff and Fire department office.


  • 8 Apr 2020 7:00 PM | Suresh Vaishya (Administrator)

    Description: The coronavirus is causing financial difficulties for businesses across the U.S. Many small business owners are unsure of what steps to take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers. The social distancing has forced businesses to collaborate virtually. Many small businesses may not be prepared. Some organizations may adopt remote work policies, whilst others may not be able to do so. Some businesses are finding innovative ways to reduce risk for their customers and also their employees. Prof. Sheth will share some of his perspectives on how the small businesses could manage the impact they are seeing from this pandemic and what strategies they can use in the short and long run.

    Video Link: https://sewausa.org/COVID_Jagdish

    Speaker’s Bio: A doyen of marketing and an academic who has taught and done research at the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois, Columbia University, MIT, and Emory University, Prof. Jagdish Sheth was conferred the Padma Bhushan, for literature and education, by the Government of India, on January 26 of this year. Dr. Sheth has published more than 350 research papers and books in various areas of marketing, including consumer behavior, multivariate methods, competitive strategy, relationship marketing and more recently, marketing for emerging markets.

    Dr. Sheth and his wife, Madhuri, are also well-known philanthropists, and through their Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth Foundation and the Sheth Family Foundation, given generously both in terms of financial aid and advice, to over 50 community, academic, and healthcare organizations in Atlanta and around the world.

    Dr. Sheth is an American Psychological Association Fellow and past President of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR). He is also a Fellow of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science. Among his past and present accolades, Dr. Sheth was the recipient of the Viktor Mataja Medal from the Austrian Research Society in Vienna (1977) and the 1989 Outstanding Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. In 1991 and again in 1999, Dr. Sheth was also recognized as the "Marketing Educator of the Year" by Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI).

    Dr. Sheth is the recipient of all top four academic awards given by the American Marketing Association: they include the PD Converse Award for Marketing Theory (1998), Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for Marketing Research (2004), the Richard D. Irwin/McGraw Hill Marketing Educator Award (2004), and the William L. Wilkie “Marketing for a Better World” Award (2014). Dr. Sheth has also received over more than 30 awards as an expert in the field of marketing, consumer behavior, and emerging markets.

  • 7 Apr 2020 3:01 PM | Atlanta Chapter admin (Administrator)

    Weekly Report: Sewa International Atlanta Chapter Volunteer efforts for COVID-19 Response

    25th Mar – 5th Apr

    It is our great pleasure that your organization has responded positively to partner with Sewa International, USA on ongoing efforts to support our community at these difficult times.

    Upcoming Events By Sewa International Atlanta: PLEASE SHARE & FORWARD TO ALL YOUR MEMBERS
    1. Wed. 8th Apr. 9pm EST - Managing the effect of Coronavirus on small business by Shri. Jagdish Sheth
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1606423626179154/
    2. Fri. 10th Apr. 5-6 pm - Support and Guidance to Indian diaspora during Covid-19 by Smt. Swati Kulkarni, Consul General of India (CGI)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/243570096688438/
    (Please share your questions by Wed. Apr. 8th, in advance of the CGI webinar using the link below
    https://tinyurl.com/COVID-19QuestionsToCGI)

    Sewa International Atlanta Chapter Summary Report of Volunteer efforts for COVID-19 Response: (25th Mar – 5th Apr)
    • SouthEast US Helpline OPEN and taking calls. Please encourage anyone who needs help to call our HELPLINE at (401) 484-SEWA or (401) 484-7392
    • 300 Non-medical DIY Masks made and donated by 28 volunteers
    • 2067 Masks (PPE) donated to NY City, Local Fire Dept., Local Sheriffs office Cumming, Local First Responders, Northside Hospital Staff, Gwinnett Jail, Drs. Offices.
    • 200 Meals provided to Health Care staff at Northside Hospital Dunwoody
    • 5 Informative Webinars: Current Medical concerns, Mental Health coping tools, Stress management methods, Immigration Concerns by Lawyers, Loss of jobs and financial concerns
    • Canned Food Drives for local area Food Pantries continues
    • International Students being helped. Please encourage International Students to call our helpline.
    • Seniors and others who need help: Grocery delivery, Medicine delivery, Prescription refills – Please call our help line
    • Sankalp Patra – Collaborative partnerships with 50+ local organizations
    • Boots on the Ground – Delivery team for anyone or organizations that need help
    • Fund Raising – On going. We are in dire need of funds. Please donate on our FB page or on our webpage at 
    https://sewausa.org/COVID-19-Fundraiser 

    *IMP numbers/links:*
    • Sewa HELPLINE for any help (401) 484-SEWA or (401) 484-7392
    • FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/SewaAtlanta
    • Web Site: https://sewausa.org
    • Donate Link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/673664973400454/

    Your donations are appreciated!

    If you have not already done so, please do complete our collaboration letter so that we can finalize our partnership for ongoing support. It is a simple 2 step process:
    Please sign this ‘Sewa Sankalp’ by simply clicking on link 
    www.sewausa.org/sewasankalpa

    Please upload your organization’s Logo

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