Campaign Operation Rebuild

Help rehabilitate 2000 families, victims of the Himalayan Tsunami

Who Are We?

A Silicon Valley based civic organization, UMA (Uttarakhand Mandal of America) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the US IRS Tax Code section 170. UMA has launched Operation Rebuild with the goal of helping restore the lives of at least 2000 families who have been devastated in the recent flood related calamity in Uttarakhand, India. Your contributions are tax deductible. UMA is making a global appeal and working with organizers in other North American cities.

People We Are Trying To Help

The people we would be supporting are hard-working, proud people with meager resources who have lost their homes, small businesses, and sole bread-earners. We believe many of the victims are the families of India's brave service men and women, who deserve all our support at the time of their need.

Our goal is to rebuild their lives by providing funds and materials to help heal the local communities. 

Funds Management

A committee of Trustees from AIF and UMA is responsible for the management of all funds, including the due diligence and effective deployment of all funds raised. Proper progress reports will also be posted from time to time. 

Our Timeline

We have put in place the essential processes and controls to receive funds. Please contribute now and we will continue our efforts until the objectives are met. We expect the disbursement of funds to begin within 3-months and ahead of the arrival of severe winters.

Please Donate Generously
Your Donation Will Make A Work Of Difference To 2000 Families

Please help the most you can:

Individual Donations

 $10,000  Rehabilitate 20 families
 $5,000  Rehabilitate 10 families
 $2,000  Rehabilitate 5 families
 $1,000  Rehabilitate 2 families          
            All contributions are highly appreciated.

Corporate Donations

 $100,000  Platinum Donor
 $50,000  Gold Donor
 $25,000  Silver Donor

Donate Now

Use the PayPal button below to donate. Also, please spread the word through your social network.

Donate By Check

Make checks payable to "UMA Operation Rebuild" and mail to: 

UMA, PO Box 847
Cupertino, CA 95015, USA

Thank you for your support!  Your receipt for donation would be issued promptly.
Donate In Rupees

Please go to AIF website for Indian Rupee donations. Your donations in INR get 50% 80G tax exemption. 
(UMA is not setup to process rupee donations)

The trustees are committed to the delivery of 100% of donor's contributions to victims.

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Operation Rebuild Trustee Group

Responsible for management and deployment of all funds.

Dr. Kailash Joshi Former IBM General Manager, President FFE
(Silicon Valley)

Vijay Bist Chairman, Amber Hospitality Group
(Silicon Valley)

Raju Indukuri Chairman, Mtuity, Inc. (Silicon Valley)

Renu Bhatt President UMA (Silicon Valley)

Dr. Anshu Bhatt Vice President, Audience Inc. (Silicon Valley)

Dr. Vijay Pathak CTO, Megachips (Silicon Valley)

Anoop Nautiyal Former CEO Uttarakhand 108 Emergency Services (India)

Major General Sheru Thapliyal Retired Indian Army (India)

For detailed profiles of the trustees and officers, please visit the Team page.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the following UMA volunteers or send an email to

AIF Program Chair

Kailash Joshi 408-464-5172
UMA Chair

Renu Bhatt 408-368-4671 
Financials and Treasury

Rajive Joshi 408-657-3371

Somit Joshi,
Rajesh Vashisht

Website and IT

Puneet Thapliyal 650-743-5789
Volunteering and

Jhoomar Nimkar 650-468-8790
Global Diaspora Gaurav Negi

Foundations and Organizations

Rishi Chopra,
Geeta Bhadaurai

Media Relations

Ashish Gairola
Local Outreach

Girish Bhatt
Social Media Suchi Kukreti Jain

Volunteer Group

There is a dedicated and growing team of Global UMA Volunteers who all have one common goal in mind -- to help the victims of this tragedy. Key volunteer roles are still being filled. All volunteers are most welcome. Join Us. Make a real difference!

Please email:

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Corporate Donors

 Gold Star Google   $100K
 Bronze Star Megachips  $30K

Corporate Kit Now Available!


Aug 29: Operation Rebuild Update: Published Report 

Nov 12: New updates for donors announced Donor Updates 

Nov 03: Uttarakhand Association of New Zealand contributes USD 10K+ for UMA Operation Rebuild

Sep 30: Megachips donates $30,000 to UMA Operation Rebuild.

Sep 08: Radio interview with Anup Nautiyal and Renu Bhatt on AM 1150 Radio Zindagi in SF Bay Area. Listen

Aug 14: Radio Zindagi of Silicon Valley interviews UMA President Renu Bhatt and Treasurer Rajive Joshi. Listen

Aug 13: Google contributes $100K towards UMA Operation Rebuild. 

Aug 10: Singapore Uttarakhandis community sends pictures. 

Aug 02: Silicon Valley's local radio station interviews Dr. Kailash Joshi and Renu Bhatt about Uttrakhand relief efforts. Listen

Aug 02: UMA invites global Uttarakhand organizations to join AIF-UMA partnership. Invitation Letter

July 31: AIF-UMA released a joint appeal towards Uttarakhand relief.

July 30: Pledge Your Time in Uttarakahnd. Help rebuild the region by actual grassroots volunteering. 

July 30: Donate In Rupees 
Please go to AIF website for Indian Rupee donations. (UMA is not setup to process rupee donations)

July 28: 52% aged below 30 Years missing in Kedar Valley. Report

July 28: UMA partners with American India Foundation ( to strengthen Operation Rebuild.

July 19: UMA volunteers issue survey report by village, block and district

July 19: Ontario Uttarakhand Association joins the UMA Operation Rebuild

July 16: Uttarakhand Association of New Zealand( UANZ ) joins the UMA Operation Rebuild

July 9: Singapore Diaspora joins the UMA Operation Rebuild: Help rehabilitate 2000 families, victims of the Himalayan Tsunami

June 26: Mail Today: Devastating floods in Uttarakhand were a disaster waiting to happen 

June 25: India West: U.S. Groups Launch Long-Term Relief Efforts for Flood Victims

UMA Donors (updated weekly)