Indian-American physicians hold winter relief events around U.S.

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Leaders of AAPI pose for a picture. Photo: courtesy AAPI

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, with headquarters in Chicago, returned to its signature annual initiative ‘Share the Warmth’ which helps those in need around the United States.

In a Dec. 10, 2022 press release, AAPI President Dr. Ravi Kolli said the organization wants to continue “the tradition of providing comfort and warmth to those that need the help most during this holiday season’”

A flyer giving details about the AAPI Share the Warmth initiative. Photo: courtesy AAPI

This year, the initiative is named `Share the Warmth AAPI 2022 Blanket Drive` and the organization is asking everyone to support it. The project has donated thousands of blankets to the poor and the needy in several homeless shelters  across the nation.

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“I am very happy to inform you that AAPI with local chapters Share a Blanket program going extremely well and I am proud to say that more than 30 Chapters have come ahead to join the program, said Vice Chair AAPI Board of Trustees and Chair, Share A Blanket program Dr. Raghu Lolabhattu.

Other AAPI leaders spoke out in support of the program including Dr. V. Ranga, chair of APPI BOT.

To donate visit aapiusa.org, and contributions are being matched up to the first $10,000 by the generous sponsor ATG Tours”

AAPI launched the “Share-A-Blanket” project during the holiday season in 2019 during the presidency of Dr. Suresh Reddy to help the needy, and Dr. Binod Sinha, founder president of NJ AAPI in New Jersey organized and conducted it successfully that year. Since then, it has been held annually by AAPI and local patron chapters of AAPI.

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