Inspired by His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan’s Shree Swaminarayan Temple – Bear, Delaware, conducted two charitable projects in support of COVID-19 relief efforts during the week of April 20th, 2020.
The temple’s Dunkin’ franchise owners donated hot breakfast, which was delivered early morning on Friday, April 24th, 2020, by temple volunteers, to show appreciation to our heroic frontline workers at the Delaware State Police Department, Newark Police Department, University of Delaware EMS, and Christiana Fire Company. Next week, the temple will donate and deliver breakfast to Penn Medicine and Christiana Care hospitals.
Additionally, recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic has presented financial challenges to many in our local communities, making it difficult for some to even afford healthy meals for their children and families, the temple ran a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Delaware and will donate more than $4,000 to the organization to provide food to those most in need.
Thank you to our frontline workers, for the daily sacrifices you make in order to keep the rest of us safe. We all pray to Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree to continue to provide strength to those on the frontlines and to those who have been impacted the most by this pandemic. Stay strong, and stay safe. Jay Shree Swaminarayan.