MICHIGAN (TIP): Jaya Travel presented November 13, 2012, a check in the amount of $25000.00 to the Southeastern Michigan Region chapter of the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Founded by its president Mr. Arvin Shah and wife Jayshree, Jaya Travel has been a mainstay in the Indian community since 1976. “This check is a gift from the heart of Jaya Travel as well as the hearts of all our clients,” said Mr. Shah.
“It is through our clients support throughout these many years that we are in the position to donate such an amount.” Mr. Shah also noted that there was significance in his presenting the check to the American Red Cross on the occasion of Diwali. “As Jaya Travel begins the New Year, we wanted to start off the year on a positive note through this gift.” “Many of our clients were without power for several days,” he added.
“People are still homeless and without power. In this season of giving, we felt this was the right thing to do.” Hurricane Sandy which hit the USA on October 29 has affected millions across the East Coast. Current statistics show that 16,000 families still remain without power. Through its relief efforts, the American Red Cross has activated more than 300 response vehicles, provided more than 72,500 overnight stays in shelters, and served more than 5.3 million meals and snacks to victims of the storm. “The American Red Cross is very grateful to Jaya Travel for its generosity in response to Hurricane Sandy. The aftermath of this storm is staggering, and thousands of people are still in serious need of assistance,” said LaForiceNealy, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Region.