2021 COVID-19 Relief Aid to India

In April 2021, a crushing new surge of COVID-19 cases devastated India. The healthcare system was near collapse and overwhelmed hospitals had to turn away patients as they lacked basic supplies, including ventilators and oxygen. In response, SYL Foundation, Seattle Temple, Rainbow Temple, and Lotus Light Charities came together to provide aid to organizations sending emergency medical supplies to India and conducting on-the-ground relief efforts: $25,000 was distributed to India Association of Western Washington (IAWW/IACS); and $30,000 was distributed to OXFAM.