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Hindu Temple of Atlanta Organizes Blood Donation Camp

Atlanta, GA: Hindu Temple of Atlanta (HTA) hosted a Blood Donation Camp in the Temple banquet hall on the 22nd of September. This blood donation was taken up as one amongst a series of community service projects by HTA. “Community service is an important aspect of Hinduism. Blood donation is one of the highest forms of giving as it saves lives. We are pleased with the level of enthusiasm shown by our donors and volunteers in making this event a huge success. We look forward to many more such community service projects in future. Our sincere thanks to LifeSouth Community Blood Center for collaborating with us to host the event”, said Dr.Sujatha Reddy, Community Services Chair of HTA.

LifeSouth Community Blood Center was the provider of choice for HTA, as the blood received by LifeSouth is used to meet the needs of the local community first. LifeSouth supplies blood to many hospitals in the area including Emory University, Scottish Rite, Egleston, Grady, Piedmont and others.  “Blood donation is the ‘Gift of Life’. One donation can save three lives. By this simple formula, we have saved many lives today. The donors have demonstrated their generosity in a selfless act”, said Dr.Madhav Durbha of Chinmaya Mission Atlanta (CMA), which has provided logistical and volunteer support to the HTA blood drive.

Hindu Temple of Atlanta has been serving the community since its founding in 1984. The Temple draws huge number of devotees throughout the year due to the numerous religious services that are conducted every day. Other community service activities of HTA include conducting health camps, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, and various other interfaith initiatives. To know more about, or to volunteer in the Hindu Temple of Atlanta community service projects, please contact Dr.Sujatha Reddy at saisujathamd@yahoo.com.

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