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US Telugus contribute $100,000 for cyclone Hudhud relief

Washington, Oct 15 (IANS)- Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the largest Telugu organization outside India, has announced that it will be making an initial contribution of $100,000 for relief efforts for the victims of cyclone Hudhud.

Expressing shock at the unprecedented disaster caused by cyclone Hudhud in the northern districts of Andhra Pradesh, TANA President Mohan Nannapaneni said TANA intends to help with both immediate relief and long term rebuilding measures.

As Andhra Pradesh state has just started building the infrastructure for a capital and other administrative needs, he said that this catastrophe has dealt a severe blow to all these developmental activities.

Nannapaneni and Satish Vemana, Secretary of TANA, are going to meet Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu to hand over the
cheque, according to a media release.

TANA leadership requested all NRI's particularly Telugu people living in North America to respond and contribute generously for this cause.

TANA and TANA Foundation will be matching the contributions from individual donations, the release said.

All the funds collected by TANA for this cause will be directly sent to the relief efforts. All contributions to TANA are tax-deductible in USA.

Donations to the TANA Flood Relief Funds can be made by credit card at www.tana.org/donate. Cheques can be sent in the name of TANA (with a memo "AP Flood Relief fund") to TANA, 2655 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.