Latur earthquake, Maharashtra, India
Representing MAA, I joined forces with AmeriCares and flew relief supplies to Latur on a US air force plane. Shabana Azmi and her Nivara Hak slum dwellers helped us unload the supplies after which we traveled with them by bus to the earthquake area and spent 4 days visiting hospitals and devastated areas, distributing much needed supplies to the victims and stored more in any structures that were still standing. On our return to NY, I organized a fundraiser at the Dag Hammarskjold theatre, United Nations. Feroz Khan, Shabana Azmi and Farooq Sheikh donated their time and talent to the cause. All monies collected were used by Nivara Hak to create an entire village for the victims of the earthquake.