During the month of August, BAPS Charities proudly supported Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada to address the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Since the emergence of the Delta variant, Nevada has seen a tremendous uptick in COVID-related hospitalizations, and the area has been one of the leading hot spots per capita for newly acquired cases of COVID-19. In response, FEMA deployed “surge response teams” to canvass specific hard-hit zip codes as part of a broad education and engagement plan.
“When FEMA asked BAPS Charities to provide volunteers to support efforts to combat COVID, we immediately agreed to help because volunteerism and the spirit of service is at the heart of our mission,” stated Mukesh Swaroop, a BAPS Charities volunteer helping coordinate the efforts. “We were especially pleased to see so many youths come forward to work with FEMA and answer this important call for service.”
BAPS Charities volunteers arrived from areas around the country, including Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Robbinsville, NJ. Through the month of August, 65 volunteers were trained by FEMA and then reached out, door-to-door, to share factual vaccination information.
FEMA recognized the efforts of BAPS Charities volunteers in their newsletters. Click here to read the details.
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