Mapping Our Impacts Nationwide
During this Giving Season, Art of Living hopes to raise up to $200,000 to offer the gift of Art of Living programs to those who have been devastated by the recent natural disasters and acts of violence. The Art of Living offers meditation and trauma relief programs across the globe for disaster victims. Our current relief efforts include: Las Vegas, Sonoma County, Mexico, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida & Northern Caribbean.
The Art of Living Foundation is working to offer immediate relief and contribute to the long-term recovery effort of the following disasters. Click Donate Now on any of the relief efforts to contribute to Art of Living Foundation’s Trauma Relief Fund and join the movement - whether it’s some of your time, a donation or the power of your voice in your local community.
During the fall of 2017, the US experienced horrific mass shootings in several states - the worst by far being the Las Vegas atrocity in which 58 people were killed and hundreds more wounded. A team of volunteers from the Art of Living, a worldwide non-profit organization teaching trauma and stress-relief programs, arrived in Las Vegas one week after the shooting to offer free workshops and hold a city-wide event called Vegas Meditates, to facilitate the healing process in the Vegas community.
Future Relief Efforts
Sonoma County: Wildfire Relief
Wildfires broke out in Northern California on Sunday, October 8, and killed more than 40 people as firefighters continue to work on extinguishing the quick-moving flames. The outbreak is now one of the deadliest in the state’s history, affecting regions like Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Yuba County and Napa County. The Art of Living Foundation is currently working to offer immediate relief and to contribute to the long-term recovery effort.
Mexico: Earthquake Relief
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which struck Mexico on September 19, 2017 was the deadliest to hit the nation in more than three decades. The seismic event has resulted in over 300+ deaths, hundreds of collapsed buildings and scores of people missing. Thousands have lost everything. The rescue effort has been powered by the support of volunteers from the Art of Living Foundation showing up spontaneously to offer help in every way that they can.
Texas: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Harvey, a powerful Category 4 hurricane struck Texas with winds of 130 mph making natural disaster history with catastrophic flooding. Thousands have lost their homes and livelihood with no-where to turn. As the shock of loss wears off, many will face the difficult challenge of rebuilding their lives. The Art of Living Foundation is currently working on ground to offer immediate relief and to contribute to the long-term recovery effort to support those caught in the record-breaking flood brought in by Hurricane Harvey.
Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria Relief
Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico with a direct hit as a Category 5 hurricane and winds measuring over 150mph. Now, the hurricane aftermath has turned into a humanitarian crisis. The island still has little power and water, fuel and food are still extremely scarce. The Art of Living Foundation is currently working to offer immediate relief and would like to provide breathing, yoga and meditation techniques to help victims cope with the trauma.
Florida & Northern Caribbean: Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Before the storm made landfall, the largest mass evacuation in the country’s history took place from southern Florida — six million people were advised to leave under the mandatory evacuation. Many homes and buildings were completely destroyed and many lives were lost. The Art of Living Foundation will be reaching out to these communities to provide stress relief programs thanks to your generous donation.