PRASADAM, KIRTAN AND BOOKS – A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOLANDA VICTIMS
Dear Prabhus and Didis,
Please accept our dandavat pranams.
All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.
We are the Seva Team of the International Pure Bhakti Yoga Society Philippines (Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math), located #37A P. Florentino St. Brgy. Lourdes Quezon City Metro Manila. One of our main objectives aside from book distribution is Prasadam distribution, so at present we are engaged in the VEGETARIAN DINNER CLUB.
Recently, two or more Islands in our Country were severely hit by SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA (HAIYAN). The damage was so severe that more than eighty percent of the houses and infrastructures in Tacloban City, Guian, and the neighboring Towns were devastated. Almost 5,000 dead bodies were recovered and few thousand more are missing and believed to have been swallowed by the current of the ocean. Thousands of people lost their homes and loved ones. The situation was shocking that even the Government was not able to make an immediate response to the calamity. It took them almost a week before they could decide what to do, where to start, and what should be done.
Many countries such as America, China, South Korea, Japan, Autralia etc. have sent donations to alleviate the situation, but most of the relief goods do not reach many areas that are far from the airport. There is still a lot of people who are starving and struggling to survive.
The people in this area need some help and inspiration, they need the mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Gaudiya Vaisnavas. So, we the members of Philippine Seva Team in cooperation with GVP and Bhaktiprojects would like to launch a massive PRASADAM DISTRIBUTION, BOOK DISTRIBUTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE HOLY NAMES (Kirtan).
We are therefore appealing to the kindhearted vaisnavas and friends of Srila Gurudeva’s sanga to give us donations so we can buy the following ingredients and equipment for IPBYS FEEDING PROGRAM:
3 pcs. 60 litters pots 3,000 each 9,000 – $210
2 pcs. 45 litters wolk 1,800 each 3,600 – $83
3 pcs. Gas burner 1,500 each 4,500 – $104
3 sets. LPG tank 3,000 each 9,000 – $210
50 sacks of RICE 2,250 each 112,500 – $2616
5 sacks TVP 4,750 each 23,750 – $552
15 sacks of Potato 900 each 13,000 – $302
15 sacks of Sayote 300 each 4,500 – $104
10 sacks of Squash 450 each 4,500 – $104
5 kilos assorted spices 3,000 – $70
3 cans of cooking oil 1,000 each 3,000 – $70
3 sacks of All purpose flour 1,375 each 4,125 – $95
10 water containers 300 each 3,000 – $70
10 sacks assorted leafy veg. 300 each 3,000 – $70
238 litters of Diesel Fuel 42 lit. 10,000 – $232
TOTAL Php 210,475. – $4,895
8,000 Tagalog Books x 9 pesos = $1,675
Note: USD1.00 = PHP43.00 roughly
The above budget is an initial funding we needed to start the PRASADAM DISTRIBUTION, we will also need sponsors for distribution of Filipino Booklets such as The Way of Love, The Secrets of the Undiscovered Self and various English books of Gurudeva and Prabhupada. The Tagalog booklets are suitable reading materials for average Filipinos, each booklet will cost 9.00pesos. It will take 24hours to travel by land and ferry boat to reach the designated area. We will be serving rice and sabji ( mixed vegetables with TVP (dried soy) and tofu).
If you want to support our efforts, please consider making a donation. Thank you very much.
Bhakti Projects, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) federally approved non-profit religious organization that provides tax exempt receipts for all donations.
Please notify us of your donations and we will send you receipt if you need it. For more info call us at; 632-6246774, 63-9178345885
Philippines is a Christian country and everyone is expecting to have a Merry Christmas, so hopefully our humble attempt of giving PRASADAM, BOOKS, AND THE HOLY NAMES to the victims of typhoon Yolanda will become a historical Christmas Gift from our sanga.
We are looking forward for your favorable response.
Aspiring to be in the service of guru and vaisnavas,