Become a “SURAKSHA WARRIROR”
An Appeal to Devotees requesting
pledge for MTS SURAKSHA-2020 FUND
to cover for the revenue shortfall due to COVID-19
Dear Devotees: 
  
Greetings and I hope everyone are keeping safe and healthy.  Our temple is now fully re-opened, every day of the week during regular hours with most services provided. To continue our operations and address the budget shortfall we need your generous donations.  While any amount is welcome, a minimum contribution of $1,000 per family will help us to overcome the revenue shortfall caused by the pandemic. Nearly 120 families have pledged to date and their names are listed below.

Thank you for your steadfast support over these decades for MTS, and in that same spirit I am counting on you to be in the "FIRST 200 WARRIORS" list for the MTS SURAKSHA-2020

POOJA AND RECOGNITION EVENT TO HONOR ALL THE FRONTLINE SURAKSHA WARRIORS ON Oct. 11th at 10:30 a.m in the newly renovated KM, event invitations to follow.

     We want “YOU” to become a “SURAKSHA WARRIOR”.

 May the blessings of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswara, Goddess Padmavathi and Lord Venkateswara be showered on your family! 

 Dhani Kannan 

MTS Chairman, on behalf of
MTS Board, Advisory Council and 2020 Fund Raising Team
Coronavirus COVID-19

Our Temple is also facing its share of unprecedented demands coping with this SAVE THE HUMANITY war on the microbial monster. With your help, MTS is fighting the calamity mercilessly forced on us, in the best possible way, devotedly continuing all the essential Temple functions and services without interruption.

Temple priests, administrators, shilpis and staff

All our permanent employees were retained and continued to perform an outstanding job during the pandemic. In spite of multiple lockdowns and social gathering restrictions our distinguished priests, administrators, shilpis and staff performed:

  • Daily Maha Mrityunjaya Homam and Dhanvanthri Homam on alternate days during entire lockdowns (Live virtual homams)
  • Temple Kitchen stayed open post-lockdown with limited services
  • Few wedding events were held in Youth Center and Ganesh Temple
  • Repainting of interior worship areas of Main Temple and Ganesh Temple

MTS Board, Advisory Council and Volunteers

Keeping the welfare and interests of the employees first, and the needs of the community MTS Board of Directors with the support of Advisory Council members and dedicated group of volunteers provided adequate management and operations support for smooth execution of all activities of our temple in a safe manner during lockdowns and post-lockdown phases. 

  • Without any precedence of the situation we were faced with, very long hours of discussions and careful planning, preparation and execution by the Board, Council and volunteers was critical in re-opening as a first major temple in this region. 

  • We carried out successful Food Drive for the Pearland at-large community by delivering groceries to 250+ families in need of assistance. Thanks to the devotees for their overwhelming of support of the Food Drive.

Devotees and patrons
 
Our goal is to fulfill the needs of the community at large and MTS led the way to re-open the temple for devotees on May 14th after first lockdown and on August 21st after second lockdown. MTS has been one of the very first temple to re-open in Greater Houston area and the devotee response was very positive.

Support SURAKSHA 2020 ---- Be a “FIRST 200 WARRIORS”

To continue our operations and address the budget shortfall and all deferred maintenance expenses we need your generous donations.
 
While any amount is welcome, a minimum contribution of $1,000 per family will help us to overcome the revenue shortfall caused by the pandemic.

MTS had the first General Body meeting on Sunday August 9th, 2020 and many participated via Zoom. The Fundraising effort was launched in the GB. Soon after the announcement in the General Body meeting 60 families pledged immediately. We thank all those families who have pledged their donation for Suraksha 2020.  I am truly counting on your support to be in the "FIRST 200 WARRIORS" and help us inspire the rest of the community with your leadership to participate in full force. 

For more information, please send an email to mtssuraksha2020@gmail.com