This message comes to you at a time of insurmountable distress to our beloved motherland. We are all aware of the catastrophic events happening in India due to the recent surge of Covid-19 cases. All of us are deeply affected due to this alarming event. But whenever we have grappled with a crisis of this magnitude, our Bengali community in Cleveland has invariably always come forward to extend every help they can. In this regard, we would like to inform you about a very worthy fundraiser launched by the Federation of Indian Cultural Associations (FICA): the India Covid-19 Relief Fund. On behalf of FICA, we are forwarding their appeal to Indian diaspora. FICA website provides all the information on how to donate to this timely initiative.
Many organizations around the globe are mounting similar efforts to alleviate the grave situation in India. We’re sure you are already doing all that you can personally and with your favorite charities. However, in case you are looking for a suitable aid initiative to contribute to, please go through the following news articles:
Kindly note that we are merely recommending organizations mentioned in above articles on behalf of BCS, we bear no official ties with them. Please donate directly to whichever organization/s you select. Please do not feel obligated to stick only to this list either.
We would be obliged if you can spread this encouraging message on your Facebook page too, if possible. Your words of validation, however brief, will not only foster and strengthen our community spirit at this time of great crisis, but can also potentially inform and spur on other donors to action.
On behalf of BCS, we humbly implore all our patrons to support any and all efforts that FICA and the other organizations are undertaking. If all of us in the Indian diaspora join hands and do our bit in supporting this gigantic effort, we can surely turn the tide on this vicious wave soon. We hope your loved ones back home are staying safe. We pray too for the speedy recovery of all our near and dear ones who are suffering through this pandemic. As always, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the committee for any assistance or for answering all your queries.
Be Safe, Stay Strong,
2021 Executive Committee,
Bengali Cultural Society