On Saturday, 21 December, Sri Om community lost one of their activity centres to the Mt. Gospers monster fire that has currently burned through over 500,000 hectares of land. Fortunately, none of the members or the public were in the vicinity of the fires during the course of the tragic events.
With limited insurance on the property, the community now seeks support to rebuild the centre at 184 Kerma Crescent, Clarence (near Lithgow) so the community can continue to serve the needy.
The premises had been actively used by Sri Om Foundation and Sri Om Adi Sakthi Ashram over the last three years. Various programs and services were on offer at the centre including: annadhanam (serving of food to the community, especially those less fortunate); spiritual retreat, classes and meditation; care for the elderly, including education, development, and recreational activities; a place for people to come and feel a sense of community; care centre for local wildlife; shelter, food and education to communities in need. (Article continues after photo gallery)
Plans for the centre have been also discussed with community groups, local, state and federal government to better equip the centre. Sri Om is seeking to raise $500,000 from the public to help meet its goals. Donations can be made securely at: http://www.sriomcare.org.au/donate/ or EFT made to Sri Om Foundation, BSB: 124 001, Account Number: 21817712
If you wish to fundraise on behalf of Sri Om, use the following link: http://bit.ly/sriom-raise
All donations above $2 are tax deductible.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.sriomcare.org.au