The situation is grim in both the states. Entire Sikkim is hit by one of the most devastating earthquakes in the history while more than half of Orissa is flooded with no attention by the national media. Millions of people have lost everything- from personal belongings to livelihood, land and crops!! Winters are already setting in as another disaster in this situation!!
GOONJ.. has already started its relief operations. Like previous disasters we are committed to work long term with a time tested strategy to work on gap areas. 4 trucks of material have already reached Orissa.
Some of the urgent requirements are-
Material- Tarpaulins, mosquito nets, Dry ration ( primarily-rice, pulses, biscuits ) blankets and woolens, clothes (especially sarees & bedsheets)cooking utensils, buckets, torch and batteries, umbrellas, basic medicines, crutches, candles and lanterns, feeding bottles, rope. Also- Old flex banners, mats, sponsorship for sanitary pads.
Transport- to the effected areas, packing material- primarily gunny bags.
Monetary contributions- for logistics and essential purchases. (All monetary contributions are tax exempted u/s 80G) please click- http://goonj.org/?page_id=708 for the easiest option to transfer the money.
Join the campaign, do spread the word.. Use your face book, twitter, e-mail and websites to spread the message, volunteer- to organize camps, sort / pack material and for the field.
Let’s do our bit!!
Anshu Gupta (Ashoka Fellow)