World Community Service - JAINA Committee
World Community Service
To provide humanitarian services all around the world with an emphasis on India. WCS aims to provide medical services to disadvantaged and poor people while also being at the forefront of emergency situations such as earthquakes, famine, floods and hurricanes, among other scenarios.
History & Notable Accomplishments
- The JAINA World Community Services was formed in 1990 by former JAINA President Dr. Dhiraj Shah.
- Since its inception, WCS has donated over $350,000 to countless causes and has supported numerous efforts to assist humanitarian efforts.
- 2015 Nepal Earthquake: WCS raise $60,000; adopting hospital in rural area of Nepal.
- In April 2013, WCS spearheaded Public School 244's initiative to serve only vegetarian food in an effort to introduce and promote healthy food in New York City.
- In January 2013, WCS sponsored a computer lab in IS 2 Egbert Intermediate School in Staten Island, NY after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
- After the devastating June 2013 Uttarakhand Floods, WCS created a "Uttarakhand Flood Victims' Relief Fund."
- 2012 Hurricane Sandy: WCS raise $28,000 to its Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, rebuilds computer lab for Staten Island Middle School.
- 2010 Haiti Earthquakes: A Group of 13 Professionals with various backgrounds embarked on a humanitarian medical mission to help the really needy people in western hemisphere. Purchased & Donated 100 Rain Proof Shelters at the cost of $35,000 Dollars.
- In 2010, 2011: WCS participated in the Bidada Medical Camp.
- 2009 Palitana handicap camp: WCS raise over $100,000, The proposed camp was the largest of its kind helping around 25,000 physically challenged and hearing impaired from the district of Bhavnagar in Gujarat. WCS has provided tricycles, wheelchairs, calipers, hearing aids and other aids and appliances to the disabled.
- 2007, Jaina is donating 40 lakhs rupees to Ratnanidhi Trust and NRI hospital For Premanent rehabilitation center In Guntur District of Andhra pradesh to help victims of Tsunami victims.
- 2005 WCS started a tsunami victims fund. We are working with our local partner Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana from Pune, India.
- 2005 Hurricane Katrina WCS raise $25,000, donated computer Lab to the victims of Katrina Hurricane, in New Orleans.
- 2004, Bhuj, Gujurat: Helped 16 families of K.V.O.Nagar of Bhuj, victims of Gujarat earthquake by providing grant of Rs.60, 000 (sixty thousands) per family to build new house.
- 2004 Tsunami Victim Relief Fund: WCS Raise over $ 200,000, We have adopted one school in CFO Nallaha, Middle Andaman Island, and Permanent rehabilitation center In Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh to help victims of Tsunami victims.
- 2001 9/11 victim relief fund: WCS has donated $12,431 to New York City Fire department.
- 2001 Gujarat earthquake relief fund: Raise over $750,000, WCS has build Vardhman Nagar in Bhuj Kutch has placed 250 families who have lost everything and have no source of income, e.g., a widow with a child or children who have lost their bread winner, widower (who has lost his business or job) with a child or children, widows, physically handicapped, old aged couples who have no family members to support them. JAINA has build primary and middle school, library, community hall and first aid health care center.
- JAINA was recognized by the United States Agency for International Development as well as by the Ministry of Welfare of the Indian Government.
- JAINA became the second out of 1500 Indian-American institutions to be registered in the Indo-US bilateral agreement of 1966.
- 1996, Bombay, India: WCS sent 20,000 pounds of used clothes to Bombay to be distributed to the needy in India.
- 1995, Rwanda's Civil War: WCS assisted refugees with the American Red Cross.
- The American Red Cross gave JAINA an Institution of the Year award.
1992, Kutch, Gujurat: WCS sent an ambulance to Bahubali, Maharastra and organized a medical camp, where JAINA treated 19,645 patients.
- WCS' efforts received recognition from the Speaker of the Parliament of India and the Health Minister of India.
|Contact Details for Committee KEY Officers/Members
| Founder: Dr. Dhiraj Shah
||Year founded: 1990
| Current Chair Perosn: Prakash Mehta
||Year Appointed: 2011
| Prakash Mehta
| Dhiraj Shah
| Bhadresh Dhila
| Bachubhai Ajmera
| Khyati Mehta