Source: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha
On September 2, 2005 BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha released a letter of appeal from Pramukh Swami Maharaj for Katrina relief work. "Due to the recent natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans as well as Alabama and other states in America have greatly suffered the heart-breaking loss of human life and devastating property damage. We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to all of those innocent people affected and pray to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that they obtain peace and experience quick mental, financial and social recovery. For those who have passed away, we pray their souls attain eternal peace. It is our duty to help those innocent people, in each and every way, in the times of such a horrible disaster. It is our request that everybody generously donate, to the best of their ability, to this humanitarian aid. By giving every type of assistance we are capable of to our fellow brothers and sisters, God will be extremely pleased. Even a small donation will give many the help to re-establish their lives."