Surinder Massey - Massey & Sons Foundation in conversation with Neetu Rishi
Neetu Rishi May 06, 2019 208 Views 0 Comments
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth
Let’s walk you through the inspirational story behind “Massey and sons Foundation”, a nonprofit organization which is serving the community globally. Mr Surinder Massey, the founder and pillar of this organization is a hard working person who started from scratch and believes that, “God helps those who help themselves” and kept moving and reached at a level where he finds contentment in helping the people who are in need. The list of his achievements is long, he gave his commitment to sponsor all the medical camps organized by the Mc. Robert Mission Hospital, Dhariwal. Punjab, India. And in these camps people are offered free medical checkups and medicines. He has been helping the people at “The salvation Army Church” Gurdaspur and The Salvation Army Macrobert hospital.
He has been appreciated for his services and commitment by the Grace Community Church LCMS Plano, First Presbyterian Church Garland, Concordia Church of All Nations Garland, United Christian Church Garland and First International Bible Church, Richardson, Along with him are Dr. Arthur, Pastor Kashmir, Pastor Elias, Pastor Ravi Chari, Rev Dr. Wilson Masih, Rev Parakh Samson, who are actively involved with this.
Q: Tell us something about how you started Massy foundation, what inspired you to start that and what was your vision and mission?
A: When I came to India, I did not have a single penny in pocket, I started by working at a gas station and worked extended hours to earn money so that I could take care of my family. My son was always in love with trucks, so after long years of hard word, we bought our first truck and then opened a repair shop. We faced a lot of challenges but that did not stop us and we started a road side service. And then life offered me this chance to open this organization to help people all over the world.
Q: Dr. Arthur, what all activities do you cover in this?
A: We do medical camps in remote villages in India a small town in Dhariwal in Punjab. We do it once a year. We also organized a camp this year in central jail in Gurdaspur and it was a very humbling experience.
Q: Medical aids are too expensive; how do you manage providing facilities to the patients in terms of money.
A: Mr Surinder, my brother has been very kind and he does all the funding through his company and makes sure that we could provide the best services to the people.
Q: Pastor Kashmir, how did this concept of starting a radio station come to your mind to spread across the message?
A: The purpose was to help the people and help the community. We help the people on individual levels but bigger way to do is to help them to learn to live a life which is full of happiness. So we do shows on Radio Shaan everyday where we share our knowledge which could help the people.
Q: Pastor Elias , how are you involved with them?
A: Massey and sons is involved in so many activities around many nations, they help the poor people and I am so happy to be able to help them in this cause. I do shows in Arabic language.
Q: How can people reach out to you?