Tsunami Relief Efforts Could Shed Positive Light on U.S. Immigrant Groups

December 28, 2004

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


On December 28, 2004 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The tidal waves that swept from South Asia to East Africa Sunday morning have riveted the attention of every major relief agency -- and may bring new attention to relief efforts by minority communities in the United States...The Tamil Nadu Foundation will be collecting relief funds...The Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills is dispatching two representatives to India to assess the needs and coordinate relief from Pittsburgh... The annual New Year's Day prayer service at the Hindu-Jain Temple in Monroeville will be dedicated to aiding victims...Nasruth Ainapore, outreach director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, has been gathering information on Islamic relief organizations working in the disaster areas. Prayers will be offered Friday at the Oakland mosque for all those affected by the tsunamis, she said."