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The Prem Rawat Foundation donates $100,000 to earthquake relief

Los Angeles, November 4 — On October 14, 2005,  The Prem Rawat Foundation, founded by Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji, donated $100,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme. The donation will help bring food aid to victims of the recent earthquake in Pakistan.

For Linda Pascotto, President of the Foundation: “Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the victims. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives in this terrible earthquake, and millions are left homeless as a rigorous winter arrives in this region. Within a few days after the earthquake, TPRF opened an account to receive donations to help victims and pledged $100,000.

The response has been most encouraging: within one week TPRF was able to send $100,000 to the World Food Programme. “Many donors are people with an appreciation for Prem Rawat’s message. Many are just people who appreciate and trust the efforts of the Foundation in supporting and spearheading humanitarian initiatives. “We are pleased that Prem Rawat’s message of peace is helping to do so much good around the world, bringing people hope, helping them live lives fulfilled, and bringing to those most in need the basic necessities of life, such as healthy food and clean water.” The World Food Programme is the United Nations’ frontline agency in the fight against hunger and the world’s largest humanitarian organization. Last year, WFP fed 113 million people in 80 countries, more than half of them children.

The Prem Rawat Foundation promotes the message of peace of Prem Rawat and spearheads and supports significant humanitarian initiatives. Earlier this year, the Foundation donated $205,000 to the World Food Programme for aid in Indonesia, Niger, and Guatemala and $105,000 to the Houston Food Bank for food aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, the Foundation is spearheading food-aid initiatives in India and Sri Lanka and holding regular free medical clinics in northeastern India.

To discover more:  TPRF.ORG   Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation (310) 392-5700