July 16, 2011
Ashadh Krushna Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5113
NEW YORK: Hindu Americans across North America will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by donating blood. This will be first time ever that such an ambitious project will be held at the many Hindu temples in North America.
This effort is being coordinated by the HMEC (Hindu Mandirs Executive Conference), an apex body of approximately 600 temples in North America, and agencies such as the American Red Cross will collect the blood.
With a goal of participation by at least 100 temples and collecting 5,000 units of blood on a single day, the HMEC and leaders of the Indian American community have appealed to the temples to come forward and join this movement.
Hindus form the majority of approximately 3 million Indian Americans in the US.
Source: India Post