(23 Sep '05)
On September 23, 2005, Amma announced that her organization in the US, the Mata Amritanandamayi Center (M.A. Center), would be providing one-million dollars in aid to help victims of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans and the coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.
All over the US, devotees are providing assistance; visiting relief camps, donating food, clothing or other needed items, helping evacuees find jobs, housing, and other aid, and using the internet to locate missing relatives and friends.
Devotees are also helping with relief efforts associated with the lesser known, but equally devastating Hurricane Rita which struck the same region just a few weeks later.