Session 6a Social Services – Hallmark of Hindus Hindu American Community Service Inc Dr. Ram Nagula Sri Siva Vishnu Temple...
Need for Community Service Organization <ul><li>Natural calamities, emergencies, and accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Giving ba...
COMMUNITY SERVICE -  HINDU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE INC. HACSI <ul><li>More than just giving money or  clothing or food ...
HACSI’s MISSION: <ul><li>By the Hindus and For the Hindus and others in need irrespective of Race, Religion, Color,  Gende...
HACSI Activities <ul><li>Emergency Benevolent Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Food for the Homeless and Needy Fund </li></ul><ul><l...
HACSI  Activities (contd) <ul><li>Communicate, educate, and encourage community service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website, </l...
Food for the Homeless - by  HACSI  <ul><li>Our concept is Family, Friends, Fun, Food and Feeding the Soul </li></ul><ul><l...
Food for the Homeless –  HACSI <ul><li>Bringing the Hindu Community Together: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups that participat...
Food for the Homeless –  The Dream <ul><li>Replicate this model across all the  cities throughout USA </li></ul><ul><li>Ve...
The Dream <ul><li>Become an International Community Service Organization such as  United Way </li></ul>
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Hindu American Community Service Inc - Dr. Ram Nagula (s06a-3)

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

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