12 January 2005 — Amritapuri
As part of Amma’s pledge to provide 100 crores in tsunami-relief aid to Southern India, the Ashram began dispersing financial aid to the residents of Alappad Panchayat today.
Six of the 13 wards of Alappad were called to the Ashram this morning—each family receiving Rs. 1,000. This money is given with the intention to buy cooking vessels lost in tsunami. Swami Amritaswarupananda distributed the allotment to the first recipient.
As per the Ashram’s massive tsunami relief efforts, it will be distributing a total of 1.5 crores (Rs. 15,000,000) in this fashion which will help ten thousand families.