Dear Brothers and Sisters of Humanity,
Greetings and Namaste!
I hope that all is well with you and your family. I am reaching out to you, on behalf of The Humanitarian Mission of New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir, Inc., (HMNJAS), in collaboration with the Guyana Central Arya Samaj, to support the establishment of a Humanitarian Mission Village Project at Lots 21-26 Area Q, Ankerville, Port Maurant, Corentyne, Berbice which will be constructed on a 1.6 acres of plot of land leased from the Government of Guyana.
This project encompasses the construction of a benevolent home for seniors, victims of gender-based violence, orphans and a skills development centre. The turning of the sod ceremony for the project was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the above address. It was attended by a wide cross section of the community including members of the international and local diplomatic core, government officials, donors and supporters. The establishment of the Humanitarian Mission Village came about after considering the high rate of school dropouts, teenage pregnancies, acts of gender-based violence, rape, suicide and poverty in Guyana. In addressing these social challenges, it is the Mission’s firm belief that the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty is through empowerment and education equipping individuals to be self sufficient. The establishment of this village will lift the project to another level and take us closer to achieving our long term goals. We are convinced that handouts are simply temporary – we are interested in enacting lasting and meaningful change.
Our organization has been working assiduously in Guyana since 2005. Through the benevolence of people like yourself and others who have contributed to our efforts within the community we have been able to bring relief to many. Our highest priority is to serve the less fortunate, be they children, seniors, abused women or men, or others who are in dire need and to help them to get out of the cycle of poverty and deprivation through the power of education/empowerment.
We chose this location in Berbice because of the high incidence of social issues there that have been destroying families and the social fabric and the lack of adequate facilities to address the current situations. The Humanitarian Mission Village will serve people of all faiths, regardless of their ethnicity and religion, to address the glaring needs that we have identified.
This is a huge undertaking that cannot be adequately handled by just a few people or one organization – on the contrary, we need a large, united effort. We are therefore pleading for your support and kindly asking you to make a donation towards this worthwhile venture that will empower and educate the less fortunate. No contribution is ever too small or too big and every drop of water makes a mighty ocean. “We cannot all do great things, but we do small things with great Love.” Mother Theresa We assure you that 100% of your donations will go towards these charitable activities/programs as all the officials of the NJASHM are volunteers who receive no monetary compensation for their work. Your donation is also tax-deductible.
Donate by mail: Send a check made payable to: Humanitarian Mission of NJASM Humanitarian Mission of NJASM P.O. Box 5119, 191-193 Woodlawn Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305
For additional information, please visit our website at www.njaryasamaj.com
Thanking you in advance and looking forward to your kind support and partnership in serving the less fortunate by educating and empowering them in Guyana.
Let our service to humanity be our religion, our action, and our character, in our dedication of God’s love to serve humanity. I remain the humble servant for the poor.
Pandit Suresh Sugrim
Humanitarian Mission of NJAS, Inc.