VT SEVA-TAMPA ARCHIVE
VT Seva Tampa Volunteering at Metro Ministries Main Campus, June 16th, 2018
VT Seva Tampa Volunteering at Metro Ministries Main Campus : 3rd Saturday Event (16-Jun-2018) Metro Ministries Main Campus (8.30 AM to 11.30 AM) at Transport Drive, Tampa, FL 33605
VT Seva Tampa Volunteering event 4th Saturday Event (26-MAY-2018) Feeding America (9.00 AM to 12.00 AM) at 4702 Transport Dr #6, Tampa, FL 33605
VT SEVA TAMPA MONTHLY (Fourth Saturday) service activity at Feeding Bay
VT SEVA TAMPA team did the volunteering at the METRO MINISTRIES as part of the every third Saturday of the month
24-MAR(4th Saturday) VT SEVA Volunteering Event ...
One on Every Third Saturday of the Month AT Metropolitan Ministries
One on Every Fourth Saturday of the Month Feeding Tampa Bay
VT SEVA TAMPA Volunteering Event on 17-Mar-2018 at Metro Ministries Distribution Center
Volunteers had fun sorting ..moving and working with forklifts at METRO MINISTRY DISTRIBUTION CENTER ...THEY express IT AS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE ..👍👍👍
VT Seva Tampa volunteered at Feeding Tampa Bay , Oct 28th, 2017
VT SEVA Tampa volunteered at Feeding Tampa Bay We had 18 Volunteers in action.
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VT Seva Tampa volunteered in Food Packing , June 24th , 2017
VT SEVA Tampa (Every Fourth Saturday Monthly EVENT) . We had 11 Volunteers today from VT SEVA Tampa and along with other volunteers. we helped pack about 5850 Meals
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VT Seva Tampa supported Feeding Tampa Bay, April 22nd , 2017
VT Seva Tampa volunteers packed and sorted food at Feeding Tampa Bay This event happens every 4th Saturday. anyone interested and who are in and around Tampa International Airport Please reach out our : VT Seva Tampa Branch Director
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VT Seva Tampa supported Feeding Tampa Bay, March 25th, 2017
VT Seva Tampa volunteers packed and sorted food at Feeding Tampa Bay This event happens every 4th Saturday. anyone interested and who are in and around Tampa, Florida Please reach out our : VT Seva Tampa Branch Director : Sreedhar Gouravelli
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VT Seva Tampa Supporting Feeding America , Feb 2017
VT Seva Tampa Volunteers supported Feeding America and Sorted the food of approximately 14694 pounds of food and this would make around 12,245 meals.
A great Achievement for the month of FEB Overall, VT SEVA Tampa did about 150-250 hours of volunteering at Feeding America.
Kudos to all VT Seva Tampa Volunteers!!!
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Regular monthly volunteering work at feeding America
[Monthly Volunteering] VTSeva tampa volunteers regularly on a monthly basis at feeding America . We started doing this since 2013 onwards. We do this every month unless most of students are absent either because of exam on that day or if it is an official holiday.
Youngsters enthusiastically do this every month. Their parents are proud of their kid's service to the community. We are sure that this regular service will instills sense of responsibility towards their community as they grow and will continue through their lives. Following are the names of youngsters who participate in this activity regularly.
Sreedhar Gouravelli, Jagan Punjal, Ramakrishna, Lahari Sadineni, Priyanka Yealuru, Prathima Yealuru, Nikhil Yealuru, Satvik Muddana, Lohita Sakamuri, Satya Dantuluri, Pranav Dantuluri, Pranav Simha, Akshay Thoutam, Sai Manthena, Rachana Kandra, Manojna Thota, Nidhi Bangalore, Latha Yealuru, Kaushik Guduru, Abhiram Nellurii, Manoj K, Meghana Nelluri, Narasimha Nelluri, Sathvik Nelluri, Rajesh Butta, Sree Vani Chalasani, Sai Chappadi, Pranav Kambhampati, Shreyas Jajrapu
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VTSEVA Annual Food Drive 2014
[VTSEVA Annual Food Drive 2014] VTSeva Tampa did the first annual food drive from Nov 30- dec 14, 2014. We raised 900 lbs of food to be donated to Feeding America in a short time frame. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers who came forward for this drive. Special thanks to subra Nekkalapudi and Hari Nagabandi for their enthusiastic participation and encouragement. Following are the names of the youngsters who participated in this...
Sreedhar Gouravelli, Subramanyam Nekkalapudi, Hari Nagabandi, Sreeram murthy, Jagan Punjal and many other volunteers who actively participated and contributed to this effort.
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APRIL 22, 2012 Earth Day 2012: Tending to an organic farm of 4 acres
VT Seva Tampa volunteers helped the community on Earth Day by tending to a community farm. We partnered with the Sweetwater Organic farm, which is a non-profit community based farm. It operates where volunteers grow vegetables on the plots of land owned by the community. Then these grown vegetables are sold to people in the community for their welfare. It contributes to their welfare because they get organic food that doesn't have the harmful effects of pesticides and other chemicals that non-organic foods may contain. On Earth day, VT Seva Tampa volunteers from the ages of 5 to 63 came to help out the community. Everyone lent a hand in removing pesky weeds in the farm. This is an important task because the vegetables can't grow if there are too many weeds. All together there were over 30 dedicated volunteers who tended to the farm and had fun at the same time. The kids got together and made a game out of weeding the farm. It was as such; who ever pulled out the weeds the fastest in their row got a cupcake. This motivated all the kids to weed out the farm quickly and efficiently.
All volunteers worked with a great enthusiasm and removed weeds from 4 acres of land. The Sweetwater organization was spellbound with the great work done by the team in few hours. The whole activity was a great experience especially to all kids who learned a lot about the importance of the Mother Nature and more importantly why they need to protect it. Mr. Sridhar Gauravelli made the day more educational and interesting by conducting an ad-hoc quiz on Earth Day for all the kids. Seeing
the enthusiasm of the Kids, the farm management took them on a tour of the entire farm that consisted of various flowers, herbs, fruit trees, green houses and their well water system. Kids had loads of fun petting the animals on the farm too.
Mr. Kamal Sakamuri, VT Seva active volunteer from Tampa coordinated the activity and played a key role in organizing the event. Some of the pictures of the event are available at
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March 2013 : Bone Marrow Drives
Seattle team in partnership with SAMAR has organized Bone Marrow Drives in Bothell and Sammamish on March 9th and 10 the respectively. Around 200 people have come forward on the site and many more have expressed interest in pursuing it.
Due to the positive response of community and need for more awareness, another drive is planned for April 13th.
Please help Sai Kusuma - Goal Reached.
We want to Thank you for your donation to Sai Kusuma Cancer treatment. We are floored with the response that we have received towards Saiâ€™s treatment. Thank you for all your compassion and generosity. Itâ€™s only because of people like you, We strongly believe that there is hope and love in this world.
Hereâ€™s update on little Sai Kusuma:
Sai Kusuma is currently getting the treatment in Vellore Christian Hospital
VT Seva transferred Rs. 400,000 to the hospital in December last week and remaining money Rs 300,000 will be transferred by next week. Cancer treatment is draining her energy, however she is active, fun and preparing herself to school
We thank you for your generosity and support.
Oct 6 2012 : UTSAV - A fusion evening to empower visually challenged kids with quality education
VT Seva Seattle team had a wonderful opportunity to organize â€œUTSAVâ€ on October 6th, 2012 to celebrate the success of visually challenged students from Netravidyalaya at Vizianagaram, AP, India. The school was awarded the Best in India at the sports and cultural meet organized by National Association for the Blind in Mumbai. UTSAV was a fantastic fusion musical & cultural event and was successful in raising awareness and funds for the visually challenged students. Click here for the pictures of the event.
The seeds for UTSAV planning started on an unusual sunny afternoon in Seattle few months ago, when VTSEVA Seattle organizers Mr. Srinivas, Mr. Reddy, Mr. Aravind & Mr. Kiran met to discuss how they can utilize the wonderful team of volunteers and come up with a program to support the mission of VT Seva, and within a few weeks the paper napkin ideas turned into reality. The volunteers came up with many concepts with a great enthusiasm and everything
The initial expected attendance was between 150-200 people, but the turnout for the evening was 250. For the first attempt of a public event in Seattle by VT Seva, everyone acknowledged that it was a great success. The initial modest goal was to raise fund to support at least 30 children, but with the confidence gained during next few weeks, the goal was revised to support 50 children. But with sincere efforts of dynamic duo of Mr. Kiran and Mr. Reddy and great encouragement of the local community of generous donors, more funds were raised to support the education of entire school (108 students) for visually challenged at Vizianagarm and also to improve the infrastructure (such as Braille printers, laptops and other facilities)with the help of corporate matching from Microsoft.
The evening program started with the invocation prayer by a group of young artists. The Chief Guest, Mr. Hari Vilas Prabhu and and Guest of Honor, Mr. Sarabjit Singh gave encouraging and inspiring messages to the audiences. The young leaders, Mr. Pranav and Ms. Lasya took over from there and did a fantastic job as emcees in enthralling the audience throughout the evening. They were very articulate and talented that nobody believed that it was their debut as emcees for a major program. In the first hour, very talented youngsters captured the attention of the audience with beautiful items of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Folk dances. Half way through the program, the VT SEVA directors, Mr. Srinivas Khedam and Mr. Reddy Duggempudi spoke about the VT Seva vision, accomplishments and inspired all the audience to support the mission of VT Seva Seattle. Using his doctorate background of education leadership, Mr. Srinivas a quick and inspiring presentation on why one has to care for another in society. He shared about how VT Seva visionary HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji is inspiring thousands of volunteers in doing it and how it becomes our moral & ethical responsibility to support this mission. The Secretary of VT Seva, Mr. Krishna Kanth gave a wonderful message to the audience about VT Sevaâ€™s empowerment of the youth to volunteer & lead service activities and provided details on US President Volunteer Service Award Program certification to VT Seva. He shared the accomplishment of VT Seva standing 3rd out of 2500 organizations in Chase Community Giving Campaign by popular choice. Audience was really surprised and thrilled to hear HH Sri Swamijiâ€™s video message especially for this event. The message inspired audience immensely.
The evening was filled with variety of programs like classical dances, film music, folk dances, short play, and vocal performances by very talented artists of different ages. The last 30 minutes of the program sparked audience with melodious old Telugu and Hindi songs by the performers. The emcees Mr. Pranav and Ms. Lasya used this opportunity greatly and encouraged audience to sponsor and dedicate ach song. The crafts and clay work (handmade by visually challenged students) were sent around to audience to make them experience the creativity and vision of the Netravidyalaya students. Within 45 minutes we were able to raise more than $5000. This was a certainly a great conclusion to the performance part of the evening.
The Seattle team is looking forward for many opportunities in future to walk in the path that VT Seva has showed in making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged anywhere in the world.
Please help Tarun Campaign - Goal reached.
Dear Friends, With your support, we raised the funds needed to help Tarun undergo Allogenic Peripheral blood Stem cell transplant (PBST) and save his life. If you would like to know more updates about Tarun, please Contact us
We thank you for your generosity and support.
April, 2012 : Earth Day, Every day in Ever Green State
The VT Seva Seattle group of volunteers joined together to clean up a neighborhood park in City of Sammamish. We teamed up with Sammamish City personnel from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for this Earth Day park cleanup activity. Adult volunteers helped to clean up the trash bins, picnic tables, barbecue stations and walls of a shaded area. The youngsters and children picked up the broken branches and cleared the walkways. Some adults also removed the weeds in the garden and helped with other garden activities. It was a wonderful experience to all those who participated, and city personnel appreciated them all. We combined this event with picnic, and children enjoyed playing games after traditional Indian style luncheon (Pulihora, Daddojanam, Fruit Salad, etc).
We signed up to help with the clean up throughout the year and are looking forward to be instrumental in protecting our environment in our neighborhood. Children were also educated about how much dependent we are on environment and how we can work together to keep it clean and safe. Click herefor pictures of the day
Jan 7, 2012 : VT Seva voluteers at Northwest Harvest food house
At the Northwest Harvest Food warehouse, 25 memebrs of VT Seva volunteered in packing around 7,500 lbs. of pasta shells. All the volunteers had so much fun that there was an immediate request to have an event again. Reddy, the Seattle branch director is working on scheduling more.
The Northwest Harvest Food Bank has been very appreciative of the continuing support of VT Seva. Click here for pictures.
Dec 9 2011 : Seattle volunteers organize food drive for the holidays
VT Seva organized a food drive to support the Northwest Harvest food bank The team encouraged their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors to get involved in the food drive.
A total of 500 lbs. of non-perishable food like canned vegetables, canned fruits, beans etc has been collected. This food will feed 300-400 people. Click here for pictures of the day
Dec 2011 : VT Seva supports Orphanage
VT Seva Seattle (Done through Abhayaprada) has donated Rs. 50,000 to Cheers Foundation orphanage towards school fees for orphaned children.
Dec 2011 Abhayaprada is now part of VT Seva, Seattle
VT Seva welcomes the volunteers of Abhayaprada. Abhayaprada has been dissolved and now and its service activities will be done through VT Seva.
For the last 15 years, the volunteers of Abhayaprada have been supporting various social causes such as supporting kidney/heart operations, providing education, food. medicines, scholarships to orphan chidren.
Srinivas & Kiran, the founding members of Abhayaprada, will now be the branch director for VT Seva Seattle and the coordinator for the pillar of education.