URGENT need of Plasma Donor
We have been approached by one of our Austin Marathi Mandal member whose close relative is a COVID-19 patient hospitalized in Houston requiring an URGENT Plasma donation.
After talking to them, we have created a centralized form to collect information about the donor so that they can reach out to the donor quickly. We are trying to avoid overwhelming phone calls so the relatives can focus on the patient. Please click above or below the button to enter the donor information. Or you can use this link to forward it to as many people organization as you know.
This information is directly received by a family member of the patient.
The following are the criteria the donor must meet.
1. The donor must be COVID-19 positive in the past (Not symptoms but actual positive test confirmation)
2. The donor should have been recovered from the COVID-19; he/she may have been tested for the negative test and should not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
3. Preferable Houston/Austin/Dallas as the donor should be able to come to Houston on an urgent basis.
4. Blood group A or AB, but please fill this out this form and let the doctors determine if your blood group is other.
Sewa International has been working with the family for the past few days. So, if you are a potential Blood/plasma donor, please call our helpline, and we will connect you with the right information.
Helpline number 281 909 SEWA (7392)
2020 AMM Committee
We all are experiencing a pandemic situation due to COVID-19 across the country and worldwide. Although there is currently no vaccine to prevent the disease, social distancing is one of the best practices to protect yourself and prevent spreading to others along with guidelines published by the CDC and WHO. During these difficult times, there are many individuals all over North America and abroad who may need assistance.
BMM has set up a Toll-Free helpline for anyone who needs assistance to get connected to the Marathi Mandal/ community organizations to find local help. BMM is also connecting with Government Agencies, other social organizations that might be in the best place to resolve any specific issues related to this COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Here is a link to Care-mongers Resources for Caregivers and Older Adults
BMM COVID-19 help line info as below -
Ashrunchi Zali Phule - RESCHEDULED
Organizers of the Ashrunchi Zali Phule drama tour to the United States have rescheduled it to February-March 2021 time frame.
In the above situation, Austin will not have the AZP show on April 12 as planned. Based on current logistics, at this time, we are not in a position to confirm whether this show will happen during the next tour.
We are working with our ticketing partner TicketHungama.com to issue a refund for all the tickets, including any processing fee. It will be most probably refunded directly within a week or two to those who have purchased the tickets in entirety. TicketHungama is also going through 50 event cancellations and working on refunding the same; hence we appreciate your patience.
We are still on for the next two dramas; A Perfect Murder (June 20) and Moruchi Mavshi(August 30), so please stay tuned for ticketing information.
Last but not least, we cannot thank you enough for all your support and all the volunteers who worked hard and tirelessly for months on all the logistics, building sets & props—so special shoutout to all of them and for all their efforts.
2020 AMM Committee
AMM's first event of 2020: मकर संक्रांत and Annual General Meeting.
Date: Sunday, Feb 2nd, 2020
Time: 3 PM to 5:30 PM
Venue: Brushy Creek Community Center,
This event is FREE for AMM Member families.
Non-members can attend AMM's Makar-sankrant event by purchasing the non-member ticket. Tickets include Tea/snacks/Tilgul. All ladies attending हळदी कुंकू will receive वाण (gift).
Non member Ticket link
AMM Annual General Meeting (AGM):
Individuals (18 & above) who are Life Members or who have purchased any Membership (Family or Individual) for 2019-2020 by Feb 2nd, 2020 (3:00 PM), will be eligible to attend AGM. Non-members are not eligible to attend AGM.
For detailed AMM Bylaws, please refer: http:/https://www.austinmarathimandal.org/amm-bylaws.html
All AMM member families attending AGM will receive free copy of कालनिर्णय (one copy per family).
Free parking at the venue.