The Dharm Shala has issued a press release once again appealing to the public for financial support to enable it to continue its work. It provides shelter to destitute people from all walks of life, irrespective of race or religion, and maintains a total of nine buildings in Georgetown and New Amsterdam as well as paying the electricity and water rates for these. All of this depends on donations from individuals and firms; the institution has no other source of funding.
At this time of year, the Dharm Shala also holds the traditional Christmas luncheon for the poor on Christmas Day, and a Christmas party for deprived children during the month of December.
The statement went on to say that the institution’s reserve funds accumulated over many years have become depleted owing to the high rates for water and electricity, and it is requesting that the public continue to support the charity.
Donations can be sent to the Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, President or Vice President, c/o Dharm Shala, 140 King Edward Street, Albouystown. Alternatively, they could be sent to Mr Edward Boyer, c/o National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd, Water Street, Georgetown.