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Association of Bengalis Kansas City-Sangam raised $7,000 for charities in Kansas City, India

Posted at 6:09 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 12:53:03-04

LENEXA, Kan. — Kansas City area residents are rising to the challenge and meeting the needs of people less fortunate during the pandemic.

The Association of Bengalis Kansas City-Sangam, based in Lenexa, Kansas, is one of many groups making a difference.

Members of the association are a close-knit community of people living in the Midwest who are from the Bengal, India region in South Asia.

Amit Choudhury is President of the local Association of Bengalis.

In late June, the group hosted a Facebook Live fundraising concert, called, Romantic Melodies with Sunil Mungee.

Part of the Mission of the association is promoting charitable activities benefiting the U.S. and India.

Their latest fundraiser was a huge success. They raised $7,000.

That money will be distributed to Harvesters and Operation Breakthrough for their COVID-19 response. Some of the donations will also be sent to India to help Amphan victims.

Amphan was a deadly cyclone in West Bengal in May of this year. It killed 95 people and left millions of people without a home.

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