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.
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.
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:
All contributions are highly appreciated.
The trustees are committed to the delivery of 100% of donor's contributions to victims.
Operation Rebuild Trustee Group
Responsible for management and deployment of all funds.
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!
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.
Please go to AIF website www.aif.org 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 (aif.org) 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