Once again, the cowardly and evil face of terror has made an effort to damage
the rights and freedoms that we so cherish within our great Nation. This
time they have specifically targeted our Central Florida Community in an effort
to destroy the fabric of our lives and the lives of our families and
friends. Fellow members, this is the darkest day in the storied and
vibrant history of Orlando and the entire Central Florida Community.
First and foremost, The Gujarati Society of Central Florida is extremely
saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred at the Pulse Night Club in
Orlando early this morning. We humbly offer our prayers and condolences
to the individuals and families that have been directly impacted by this
event. Secondly, we salute the first respondents and emergency
services personnel who valiantly intervened and brought an end to this
heinous act. Undoubtedly, their selfless courage and immediate response
saved an untold number of lives.
At this moment, our medical professional are tirelessly working to save the
lives of those injured and hospitalized. As members of this great
community, we have a responsibility and duty to respond in times of crisis and
need. At this time, there is a critical shortage of all blood types
with “O Positive and O Negative” being at critically low levels. With
that said, I challenge our society to answer the call of our Central Florida
Community and immediately donate at one of the donation centers listed
below. Your donation may very well save the life of one of the many
injured is the event.
Jayesh A. Patel
The Gujarati Society of Central Florida
Vision: Keep Gujarat alive in the hearts and minds of our members and future
generations by providing cultural programs, events and opportunities to bond.
Mission: Preserve, enhance, understand and appreciate our rich Gujarati culture
by providing engaging interactive opportunities to our members.
Values: Preserve Gujarati Culture by celebrating festivals like Uttrayan, Holi, Navratri, and Divali amongst others. Enhance the Gujarati experience by providing cultural programs involving the arts, music and sciences that typifies Gujarat. Provide an opportunity to collaborate, participate and grow bonds among our members using sports, cricket, and group events. Understand & enhance the culture by giving them the biggest stage to showcase their art and capabilities.
-Gujarati Society if non profit organization. EIN # - 05-0620278.