Flood Relief : An Appeal..
Facing what is one of the worst natural disasters to hit the region in recent history, Kerala and Kodagu have seen over 3.1 lakhs of people displaced by the floods, as of August 17th.In order to do its part and aid the victims of this devastating disaster, Youth for Seva, in collaboration with SevaBharati, Samanvaya in Kerala and Sewa International in Kodagu organized a Flood Relief Operation.
Drop points were organized at the following regions in Bengaluru:
- RT Nagar, Sahakarnagar, Hebbal, Vidyaranyapura – Shilpa (7337781841)
- Jakkur, Yelahanka – Manjunath (9483161862)
- Malleshwaram, Rajajinagar – Divya (9590907924)
- Basaveshwara Nagar, Vijayanagar – Dhiraj (9035066637)
- Basavanagudi, Chamarajpete – Vishnu (9535215350)
- RR Nagar, Kengeri – Kavita (7349246275)
- JP Nagar, Jayanagar – Siddarth (9740723444)
- Marathahalli, Whitefield – Midhun Krishna (9947495646), Chinmay (8087729996)
Every little bit helps in hard times like this, so donations of unused bedsheets, sleeping mats, blankets, nighties, lungies, bathing towels were collected. Food items such as rusks, biscuits, water, rice, sugar, salt, tea/coffee powder, pulses, packaged provisions, ORS packets/ electrolytes, and water purifying chlorine tablets were also connected at these drop points by YFS volunteers. In addition, supplies such as Dettol, mosquitoe repellents, anti-septic lotions, anti-fungal powder, bleaching powder/lime powder, baby diapers, adult diapers, sanitary napkins, toothpaste, tooth brushes, body soap, washing soap, candles, and match boxes were also donated to aid in relief in the flood affected areas.
In addition to this, Youth for Seva and our volunteers are also working to assemble Family Relief Kits, which will be packaged and sent to areas where such relief and aid is needed. You may also make donations for the same. These Family Relief Kits costs Rs.5000.00 per kit, will include Plastic Mat 4×6, Set of Bed sheet + Bed spread, Saree Set (Saree + Blouse Material), Set of 2 Lungis + 1Shirt, Boy’s Dress – Set of Pant & Shirt, Girl’s Dress – Churidar Set, Rice 5Kg, Set of Cooking Vessels, Plastic Tarpaulin, Basic Need Kit etc., which can be donated as well.
For those who would rather donate money, YFS has also opened a portal for monetary donations to be made online, by clicking on the Donate button.
It is imperative that we all come together to offer help in any way possible in such a time of dire need. Although many have already contributed in numerous ways, just a little more can go a long way and can make all the difference.
Let’s come together and do our bit.