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COVID19 – Coronavirus: Michigan Indian Community launches the “Meals for Healthcare Heroes” Program

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With support from various organizations, individuals and groups “Meals for Healthcare Heroes” program was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping our city, state and nation. Several healthcare workers have been working long hours with limited medical supplies. The least we could do is offer a good meal. #mealsforhealthcareheroes
3,260 meals served as of May 29th, 2020.



Program Cost:
» Program costs vary by number of people served at a location.  Average cost of each meal is $8 Plus. 

Groups of friends may pool together and sponsor the program as well.  We will publish the names of all donors. Donor organizations and Individual names will be listed under each meal served in the Program Updates section along with pictures. Miindia.com will keep the list updated.

How do I participate?
Michigan Indian community organizations and individuals are invited to participate in an effort to show our solidarity and appreciation for the healthcare workforce in Michigan. The sponsor can contact info@miindia.com to mobilize a plan to ensure our healthcare workers facing long hours are able to continue accessing nutritious food during this crisis.   


Partner Hospitals


» Beaumont Wayne
» Beaumont Royal Oak
» Beaumont, Farmington Hills
» Beaumont, Taylor
» St. Mary Mercy, Livonia
» Westwood Nursing Home, Detroit
» Four Chaplains NH, Westland
» Hartfort NH, Detroit
» Providence Hospital, Novi
» Providence, Southfield
» Medilodge of Southfield
» Henry Ford, Novi
» UM Ann Arbor
» Sinai Grace, Detroit
» Lahser Hills NH Southfield
» Fairlane Senior Home, Detroit
» West Oaks NH, Detroit
» Oakpointe NH, Detroit
» Beaconshire NH, Detroit
» Ascension Providence, Novi
» Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield
» St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

Payment Options:

Option 1

Option 2
Make a contribution - Payment can be made to Telephone Number 313-729-6189 through Zelle (Bank of America account)

Option 3
If you are interested in a direct payment to the food provider, please email info@miindia.com for details.
Please note: Due to safety protocols we can order food only from approved restaurants. 

COVID – 19 Local Teens and GLAC support hospitals in Michigan and India

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, it is important to recognize efforts by our community in making a difference.
Last Summer, Sahith Shankar a senior at West Bloomfield High School and Tejas Shivaraman, a senior at Cranbrook High School with support from Great Lakes Aradhana Committee (GLAC) took to the lead in hosting a virtual music event titled “Sangam”. The event raised around approximately $10,000. Sangam was a unique fusion of Western and Carnatic music. Sahith played the Carnatic violin while Tejas played the Western piano. Both these teens have previously performed and won prizes at several music festivals around the country. Vinod Seetharaman, a leading percussion artist in North America, played mridangam for the concert.

The event drew a large and diverse audience and was broadcasted around the world through YouTube and PaalamTV, through a partnership with mudhra.org .

Funds raised were used toward procuring PPEs for Beaumont Hospitals in Detroit and for Sri Sankara Eye Hospitals (SEH) in Chennai.

Sriram Ganapathy, President of GLAC states “GLAC has a rich history of giving back to the community and this was another example”. Sriram also expressed his appreciation to Shiv Shivaraman and Jay Shankar Balan for executing a successful event.

Hope more such efforts are undertaken in the future to a make a difference.


Program Updates:

WEDNESDAY, JUN 10th  -  Medilodge NH, Farmington. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 29th  -  Lahser Hills NH, Southfield. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 29th  -  Providence, Southfield. Thank You Donor!


WEDNESDAY, May 27th  -  Ascension Providence, Novi. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 22nd  -  Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield. Thank You Donor!


MONDAY, May 18th  -  Four Chaplains NH, Westland. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 15th  -  Oak Point NH Detroit and Lahser Hills NH Southfield. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 15th  -  Fairlane NH  Detroit. Thank You Donor!


THURSDAY, May 14th  -  Sinai Grace Detroit. Thank You Donor!


Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Livonia
COVID-19 Service Update


Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Livonia continues to deliver commendable service. In response to COVID-19 pandemic temple volunteers raised several thousand dollars to fund 700+ boxed meals to various hospitals (Beaumont, Ascension, St. Mary Mercy and VA hospitals) in metro Detroit.  Meals were also delivered to Livonia Police and Fire departments.  The temple also helped the Indian student community at University of Michigan Dearborn and Lawrence Tech University by providing groceries for 2 months. The temple also donated food items to distribution centers like Cares of Farmington. 


WEDNESDAY, May 13th  -  DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Thank You Donor!


MONDAY, May 11th  -  UM Hospital Ann Arbor, MI. Thank You Donors!


THURSDAY, May 7th  -  Beaumont Royal Oak and St. Josephs Mercy Oakland. Thank You Donor!


TUESDAY, May 5th  -  Hartfort NH, Detroit. Thank You Donor!


MONDAY, May 4th  -  Beaconshire Nursing Home, Detroit. Thank You Donor!


FRIDAY, May 1st  -  Oak Pointe NH, Detroit. Thank You Donor!

THURSDAY, APRIL 30th  -  West Oaks Nursing Home, Detroit. Thank You Donors!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th  -  Henry Ford, Detroit. Thank You Donors!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th  -  Fairlane Senior Home, Detroit. Thank You Donors!


MONDAY, APRIL 27th  -  Sinai Grace Detroit. Thank You Donors!



SUNDAY, APRIL 26th  -  Sinai Grace Detroit. Thank You Donors!

FRIDAY, APRIL 24th  -  Westwood Nursing Home, Detroit and Beaumont Farmington ICU. Thank You Donors!

THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd  -  University of Michigan Health Center. Thank You Donors!



THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd  - 
 University of Michigan Health Center. Thank You Donors!

THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd  -  Beaumont Royal Oak. Thank You Donors!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd  -  Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus, Novi. Thank You Donors!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd  -  Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus, Novi. Thank You Donors!


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd  -  Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus, Novi. Thank You Donors!


MONDAY, APRIL 20th - St. Mary Mercy, Livonia  - Thank you Donors!
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th -  Medilodge of Southfield - Thank you Donors!


    
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th 
Ascension Providence Novi and Ascension Providence Southfield. Thank You Donors!

THURSDAY, APRIL 16th 
Beaumont Taylor - Thank you Donors!


THURSDAY, APRIL 16th 
Beaumont - Royal Oak  - Thank you Donors!



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th 
Beaumont - Royal Oak. Thank you Donors!



MONDAY, APRIL 13th 
Beaumont - Farmington Hills, St. Mary Mercy - Livonia and Beaumont - Royal Oak. Thank you Donors!



THURSDAY, APRIL 9th 
Beaumont Wayne Hospital Staff were served lunch. Thank you Tel Ganesan - Kyyba.com


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th 
St. Mary Mercy, Livonia Staff were served lunch and Beaumont Wayne Hospital Staff were served Dinner. Thank you Donors!


TUESDAY, APRIL 7th 
Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital Staff were served lunch. Thank you Donors!



MONDAY, APRIL 6th 
Beaumont Wayne Hospital Staff were served lunch on behalf of the Michigan Indian community, sponsored by The Kerala Club.



THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd 
Beaumont Wayne Hospital Staff were served lunch on behalf of the Michigan Indian community, exclusively sponsored by Michigan Indian Community Portal MIINDIA.com and SAAVI - South Asian American Voices of Impact (saa-vi.org).


Program Calendar: (We will be adding more dates shortly)

Date Beneficiary Donors
April 2 Beaumont Wayne -80 Miindia.com 
SAA-VI.ORG
April 6 Beaumont Wayne - 80 Kerala Club - keralaclub.org 
April 7 Beaumont Royal Oak - 50 Siva Pamarthi
Krishna Kanuri
Sunil Gajula
Ram Pillarisetty
Annapoorna Bobbala
Sri Lalitha Duppalapudi
April 8 Beaumont Wayne - 80 KID INDIA  Sonu Malik and Vijay Malik
April 8 St. Mary Mercy, Livonia - 30 Jawaad Khan
Meeta & Ashish Garg
Gargi Chokshi
April 9
Beaumont Wayne - 80
Tel Ganesan - Kyyba.com
April 13 Beaumont, Farmington Hills - 80 Sudha Kumar
April 13 Beaumont Royal Oak - 30 Sathiyabama Kumaran
Vineeta Srivastava
April 13 St. Mary Mercy, Livonia - 30 Venkat Aekka,  Institute of Therapeutic Sciences, Plymouth,
Kidambi Kannan
Anandhasenthil Balakrishnan
Suchita Khatkale
Sri Gundavarapu
April 15 Beaumont, Royal Oak - 50 Adoor Amanullah
Hari Sarma
Soundararajan Vijay
April 16

April 16 
Beaumont Taylor - 80

Beaumont Taylor - 40
Detroit Malayalee Association  www.dmausa.org

Dhanalakshmi Murugan
Aparna Agarwal
Lalita Khambampati
April 16 Providence Hospital, Novi - 100 Shobana Manoharan
April 16 Providence, Southfield - 116 Vindu Restaurant
April 16


Beaumont, Royal Oak  25

Vijayakumar Ramachari
Prasanna Moturi
Panaiappan S.
April 16 Beaumont, Royal Oak 35 Rajee Nair,  Anonymous
April 17 Beaumont Farmington Hills - 15 Sangeeta Khalsa
Preeti Gupta
April 17 Medilodge of Southfield - 70 Microsoft Detroit Auto & Manufacturing Team
April 20
St. Mary Mercy, Livonia - 30
Radhika Shukla (Fundraiser coordinator)
Zafar Salim
 Danielle Weinberg
 Scott Fedor
 Doug Williams
 Sean Johnson
 Mounir Chabaan
 Richard Doak
 Moungi Slim
April 22 Henry Ford, Novi  100 Anu Kosaraju
April 22 Henry Ford Novi 50 Rachna Chandra, Venkateswara Sankaran
April 22 Henry Ford Novi 100 Detroit Telangana Community http://www.dtcusa.org
April 23 UM Ann Arbor 50 India League of America
April 23 UM Ann Arbor 50 Amma Center
April 23 Beaumont Royal Oak 60 Harpreet Singh (Restoration 911)
April 24 Beaumont Farmington Hills 55 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
April 24 Westwood Nursing Home 35 Akhila Jampala, Anonymous, Savitri Bhatta, Babukumar
April 26 Sinai Grace, Detroit 80 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
April 27

April 27
Sinai Grace, Detroit 150

St. Mary's Grace, Livonia 30
Book Worms for Healthcare Heroes (13 Ladies)

Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
April 29 Fairlane Senior Home, Detroit 70 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
April 29 Henry Ford, Detroit - 150

Balaji Temple of Great Lakes

April 30 West Oaks NH, Detroit  50 Prakash Raj
May 1 Oak Pointe NH, Detroit 60 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
May 4 Beaconshire NH, Detroit  55 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
May 5 Hartfort NH, Detroit 95 Bellis Foundation (Michigan Indian Community Service)
May 7 Beaumont Royal Oak 25
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland 75
Shirdi Sai Society Trust 
May 11 UM Hospital Ann Arbor 150 Strategic Staffic IT Inc
KPK Technologies Inc
Real World Technologies Inc
May 13 DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital - 100 Shirdi Sai Society Trust
May 14 Sinai Grace Detroit  80 Bellis Foundation 
May 15 Fairlane NH ,Detroit  70 Bellis Foundation
May 15 Lahser Hills NH, Southfield 50 Art of Living
May 15 Oak Pointe NH, Detroit 60 Art of Living
May 18
Four Chaplains NH 40
Bellis Foundation
May 22
Henry Ford, W. Bloomfield 150
Bellis Foundation
May 27
Ascension Providence Novi 150
Bellis Foundation
May 29 Providence, Southfield  150 Bellis Foundation
May 29

Jun 10
Lahser Hills NH, Southfield 50

Medilodge NH Farmington 50
Bellis Foundation

Bellis Foundation



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