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Temple launches appeal for devastating earthquake

 Published on: 13th May 2015   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

A temple in Aldenham has launched a national charitable appeal to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna temple, on Hillfield Lane, is working alongside the Lotus Trust, who fund the temple. The trust is working with the Hare Krishna temple in Kathmandu and Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai to co-ordinate both food and medical relief activities on site, through the Hare Krishna’s Food for Life programme. With the help of 350 Food for Life volunteers, the team is daily serving five thousand people in Kathmandu and seven thousand people Bhaktapur with fresh nutritious meals. In addition, Hare Krishna volunteers from around India are making their way to help. Around 30,000 people have lost their homes as a consequence of the earthquake, which struck on April 25. More than 4,000 people have been killed and more than 6,500 injured. Srutidharma Das, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor said: “We are seeing the devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal on the thousands of people that have lost their homes, their lives and families, and who are desperately in need. “Even sitting thousands of miles away, we can all do something small to help – by supporting the work of The Lotus Trust, we can ensure that much needed meals and medical aid can be given to the victims locally. Please make a small contribution today.” The Lotus Trust supports the Food for Life programme run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), which distributes up to 3million hot free meals globally to people in poverty stricken areas and the homeless each day.

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