As everyone is aware, COVID-19 has ravaged the nation of India. Our sister city, Kochi, was not spared. Under the leadership of our Kochi, India Sister City Committee Chair, Dr. Ann Schwarz Miller, and with the support of our Board of Directors, we launched a mini campaign to provide relief to the thousands impacted by the pandemic. It was agreed that Norfolk Sister City Association would match the first $500 raised.
The campaign lasted two weeks. Twenty-five individuals responded and we raised $2,000. The funds were sent to Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission Hospital. The money will be used to purchase oxygen and related medical equipment for the treatment of infants and young children.