Dear Friends,
 
As you know, the COVID crisis in India has reached catastrophic proportions that has overwhelmed medical facilities and the healthcare infrastructure resulting in close to 2 million positive cases and over 200,000 deaths. The actual numbers are likely higher. Our professional colleagues and family members in India have told us the situation is dire.
 
Many of you have been asking how we in the United States can be of help. The AINA executive committee has decided that the fastest and most effective way to send help is through an international organization like Sewa International which has an excellent track record of organizing and sending help to India. Sewa International is a highly rated charitable organization in the US. We are therefore launching an online fundraiser through the AINA website https://4aina.com. Donations can be made by credit card and are tax-deductible as AINA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 33-0510102. All of the money raised will be sent to Sewa International.
 
Please give generously.
 
Sincerely,
 
Prakash Kotagal, M.D., FAAN, FAES
President, Association of Indian Neurologists in America