White House commends Sewa International for COVID relief efforts

White House-Photo: REUTERS-Jason Reed

President Biden has commended Sewa International for its efforts in “getting out friends, neighbors, and loved ones vaccinated and protected against the deadly coronavirus”.

In a letter from the White House dated August 23, 2021 President Biden also says “We need your support more than ever.”

Sewa International volunteers have given their time, energy, and money traveling across the country to help in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s drives to get people vaccinated, as well as helping local authorities, Sewa International said in a press release.

From mayors and state representatives to city council members, Sewa has helped including in getting senior citizens signed up to get vaccinated and taking them to medical centers for their vaccinations.

Volunteers have included school children and college students, and their efforts in getting people to sign up to get vaccinated is one of the highlights of the work over the past six months this year, the organization said.

“We owe our gratitude to our volunteers, first. Their dedication to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of people is an indication of their belief that the world is one,” Arun Kankani, president, Sewa International is quoted saying in the press release.

“In these times of the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot sit back and let only the frontline workers – doctors, nurses, health professionals, the police and emergency medical staff – do all the heavy-lifting. We want to help them, and we want to work with public officials to ensure that our communities are safe,” Kankani added.\

President Joe Biden’s letter to Sewa International. Photo: Twitter @sewausa


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