Photo ID: Khammay Vongphakdy, Board Chair for Wat Lao Buddharam (Buddhist Temple) shakes hand and presents check to Mike Cowles with the local Red Cross (center of photo). Also pictured are Chantho Sourinho, Song Chanthaboun, Chansy Louangrath, Tom Chanthoumphone, Khamsing Vichidvongsa, Asahak Bouaphanh, Oudone Louangrath, Venerable Boungneuang Xayphakatsa (Buddhist Head Monk (Buddhist Temple), Thongkham Khemkeo, Banchong Seerisone and Bouamy Phanivong.
Members of the Wat Lao Buddharam recently donated $1,270 to Murfreesboro's Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross.
“The Red Cross has been on the ground for several weeks helping people affected by Sandy and we’ve still got a lot of work ahead of us,” said Mike Cowles, Chapter Executive for the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross. “We’ve already spent millions of dollars providing shelter, meals, relief supplies and comfort, and we’ll need the continued support of generous organizations such as this one, to help us during the long road ahead. We are very grateful for their support.”
It’s been weeks since Superstorm Sandy made landfall, devastating regions in New York and New Jersey. Millions of people were affected and the American Red Cross is still helping people recover from this massive storm.
WHAT WE’RE DOING The Heart of Tennessee Chapter deployed 4 local volunteers who provided emergency aid after the storm. The Red Cross still has shelters open for people unable to return home and an extensive feeding operation is ongoing.