HSS relief efforts during COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 crisis is affecting the entire humanity and the economy. Conditions in the United States are grim. Volunteers of the Hindu Swyamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) considered this as the responsibility to serve the community and needy in the society. To date, more than 1500 HSS volunteers from over 220 chapters (shakhas) across 27 states actively took part in COVID-19 relief activities. HSS volunteers made over 5000 masks for the first responders and the hospital staff.
HSS stopped its regular activities in compliance with the local, state, and federal government’s orders. HSS further developed broadly a national plan, focusing on specific help tasks (Sewa) that volunteers can perform as per the local needs. Based on the assessment of needs and resources, local action plans were developed and implemented. Actions included:
- Working closely with like-minded organizations to broaden the impact of Sewa (Service)
- Helping in fundraising for local COVID-19 relief related activities
- Making and providing masks to the first responders and hospital staff
- Providing breakfasts and lunch to the first responders and hospital staff
- Providing meals to the needy
- Providing non-perishable grocery items to the needy through food pantries
- Established helpline for University students
- Establish focus networks for various assistances such as job search, counseling for legal and mental health issues.
This page will be updated periodically with details of our Sewa activities.