Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2007
A grant from The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) will provide water, canned food and other necessities to families caught in the flood that has left nearly half the State of Tabasco in Mexico under water.
The flooding in Tabasco is extensive, covering more than 15,000 square miles and straining available resources and rescue efforts throughout the region.
To reach the victims, TPRF is partnering with the Mexican nonprofit organization Compartimos Bienestar y Salud Para Los Niños Maya I.A.P (IAP), which previously partnered with TPRF to provide the supplies needed to replace roofs on water- and wind-damaged homes in two farming communities in the Cancun area after Hurricane Wilma. TPRF volunteers are giving their time to assist IAP in the distribution of aid to families in Tabasco.
Michael Dorfman, a TPRF volunteer in Mexico who is working with IAP on this project, said the team will deliver survival kits to stranded families in isolated areas that government agencies and other relief organizations have so far been unable to reach. In addition to food and water, he said, the packages funded by TPRF will include blankets, T-shirts, plastic sandals, a pot and pan for cooking, and other cooking supplies.
Since the area is still flooded, IAP and local TPRF volunteers are being supported by Integral Development of the Family (DIF), a social assistance branch of the Mexican government. DIF has offered to provide security protection as well as small boats to cross the waters.
The initiative, which should last for the next three weeks, will bring assistance to more than 800 people.
The Prem Rawat Foundation advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life for people most in need. The Foundation often partners with other humanitarian organizations to bring food, water and disaster relief rapidly where it is most required.
To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and humanitarian initiatives: The Prem Rawat Foundation
Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation, 310-392-5700.