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Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)
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Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)

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  • 1. Session 6a Social Services – Hallmark of Hindus Hindu American Community Service Inc Dr. Ram Nagula Sri Siva Vishnu Temple September 11-13, 2009
  • 2. Need for Community Service Organization
    • Natural calamities, emergencies, and accidents
    • Giving back to the local Community
    • Meltdown of the economy
    • Refugees Resettlement
    • Helping the needy in our Motherland
  • 3. COMMUNITY SERVICE - HINDU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE INC. HACSI
    • More than just giving money or clothing or food to the needy
    • Encompasses
      • Imparting Knowledge
      • Teaching Yoga
      • Educational Assistance
      • Medical Assistance
      • Services to Seniors
      • Physical and Psychological Support
  • 4. HACSI’s MISSION:
    • By the Hindus and For the Hindus and others in need irrespective of Race, Religion, Color, Gender and Ethnicity
    • Serving both in US and in India
  • 5. HACSI Activities
    • Emergency Benevolent Fund
    • Food for the Homeless and Needy Fund
    • Refugees Resettlement Fund
    • General Fund
    • . Facilitating Organization
      • Complementing and supplementing other existing organizations
  • 6. HACSI Activities (contd)
    • Communicate, educate, and encourage community service
      • Website,
      • Community Service Newsletter
    • Providing networking facilities for employment
    • Computers for the schools in India
    • Other areas:
      • Services for Seniors
      • Educational Assistance here in USA and Abroad
  • 7. Food for the Homeless - by HACSI
    • Our concept is Family, Friends, Fun, Food and Feeding the Soul
    • Youth involvement in Community Service
    • Costs $2,500 per day
    • Donated more than $50,000
    • Served more than 100,000 meals
  • 8. Food for the Homeless – HACSI
    • Bringing the Hindu Community Together:
      • Groups that participated in Food for Homeless Initiative
        • Temples
          • Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, S.V.Lotus Temple, Murugan Temple, etc.
        • Social organizations
          • Telugu Association, Kaveri Kannada Association, Kerala Association, Nagarathar Group, Gandhi Jayanthi Group, Charu Narasimhan Dance School, etc.
        • Religious groups
          • Sri Sathya Sai Baba devotees, Seeradi Sai Baba devotees, Chinmaya devotees, Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation, Sri Ramanuja devotees, Ayyappa devotees
  • 9. Food for the Homeless – The Dream
    • Replicate this model across all the cities throughout USA
    • Vegetarian food for all shelters through out USA on Gandhi’s birthday – Oct 2
    • Adopt a similar approach to all Community Services in HACSI
  • 10. The Dream
    • Become an International Community Service Organization such as United Way

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