SURYA STANDS WITH NEPAL;
DONATES $20K TO RED CROSS
CALHOUN, GA - Surya
has made a donation of $20,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the
organization's relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude
earthquake that struck the country last week. Donations were collected from
Surya employees and sales reps and matched by Surya.
hearts go out to the people of Nepal as they work to rebuild their communities
after this devastating event," said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. "We can only
imagine the challenges and uncertainty that lie ahead and wanted to reach out in
some small way to help those affected begin the road to recovery. We hope that
our customers and vendor partners will also consider donating or helping in any
way that they can."
The American Red Cross
has committed $1,000,000 to help provide emergency humanitarian assistance in
Nepal and is mobilizing disaster specialists as part of a larger global Red
Cross relief response being led by the Nepal Red Cross. In addition to providing
recovery planning and telecommunications support, the American Red Cross is
lending remote mapping and information management support to help reconnect
separated families. Supplies, including non-food items such as tarps, buckets,
kitchen sets and blankets, are also being sent to Nepal.
While Surya doesn't
employ weavers in Nepal, the company employs several Nepalese citizens in its
Calhoun, GA, offices. "We
are very thankful to Surya and our fellow employees, as well as the Surya sales
reps, for their kind generosity," said Sunil Gurung, staff accountant, Surya.
"It means a lot to us and, more importantly, to the millions of people in Nepal
who have had their lives forever changed by this unexpected event."
To find out more about
American Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal and to donate,
To learn more about
Surya's commitment to social responsibility,
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