Sri Sakthi Amma has provided immediate aid and relief in response to calamities such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunami’s and fires. During such natural disasters Amma has distributed food and clothing to several hundreds of people very quickly and efficiently.
In 2001 about 300 homes were burned down leaving the people homeless. Amma provided them with certain essential items and cash to restart their lives. In 2004 when an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia caused the most destructive tsunami ever recorded to sweep across the Indian Ocean which killed over 100,000 people, Amma immediately dispatched food, clothing, doctors, and medicine from the newly opened Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre to help those adversely affected by the destruction of the tidal waves that hit the southern coast of India.
In 2015 the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andrha Pradesh, Puducherry and the city of Chennai experienced some of the worst flooding resulting from the monsoon. It was one of the worst natural disasters in 2015. More than 500 people were killed and over 1.8 million people displaced. Sri Sakthi Amma was immediate in providing a great amount of relief and aid to people in desperate need.
Emergency Relief for Sri Lankan Refugees
In response to the crisis in Sri Lanka and under the guidance of Sri Sakthi Amma, donors provided Sri Lankan refugees with life-saving medical supplies, food, clothing and other basic necessities of life.
In addition, the Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Center partnered with Direct Relief International (DRI), a U.S. based charitable organization that obtains medical equipment and supplies for use in disadvantaged countries. DRI Deputy Director and Amma devotee, Matt Mac Calla, coordinated two shipments of medicine and medical supplies with a wholesale value of US$240,000.
The need for the supplies was so urgent and overwhelming that the second shipment was sent by air which was, made possible by donors to Divine Love World Charity. Sri Sakthi Amma personally visited the refugees, distributed the goods, and provided solace and divine blessings to the people.