Realities from field
Glimpses of havoc created by Cyclone Fani. Video taken by Goonj team member in Puri (Odisha)
Cyclone Fani has passed but left behind a trail of devastation and distress in the life of millions!! With a commendable job of state government, NDRF and many other agencies, effective evacuation has certainly been able to minimize the life loss in a big way.
In the last 2 decades of Goonj’s work.. we have seen thousands of people walk into homes where there is nothing left or fields, with all crop finished. All of us saw the intensity of the winds severely damaging even concrete buildings..It’s impact on millions of kachcha houses- from essential belonging to livestock can be anyone’s guess.
I have said it earlier as well that in some disasters unfortunately the impact is measured by the number of deaths and not by the distress of the living.
We are there to do our bit and need you too.. to make sure that people get the basic relief- from food, utensils, tarpaulins to school material, while struggling back to life. Then we stand with them for long term rehabilitation too.
Every penny, Every effort, Every Contribution Matters.. not only for urgent survival but also to save people from getting into huge debt traps when buy essentials !
Do write back to [email protected] for any queries.
–Anshu Gupta (Founder, Goonj)
Time to Act!!
Critical for logistics and essential purchases.
(All monetary contributions are tax exempted u/s 80G)
Drop a Cheque / draft in the name of GOONJ in any HDFC branch
Send to GOONJ, J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076 with your full name, address and tel no. for receipt purpose.
Food Items: Rice (Non-Basmati), Pulses, Mustard Oil, Poha, Sugar, Tea, Biscuits and Spices
Utensils: including Pots, Pans, Cooker (3 or 5 lit. only, ISI marked)
Clothes: Wearable Sarees,Blouse & Petticoats,Nighties, New under garments, Lungi/Dhoti Childrens’ clothing, Bed sheets, Blankets & Towels, Slippers and Footwears
Toiletries: Tooth Brush, Toothpaste, Soap, Sanitary Pads, Bucket & Mug, Washing Soap/ Powder, Antiseptic Liquid, Floor Cleaning Liquid
Essentials: Tarpaulins & Ropes, Mosquito Nets, Solar Lights, Torches and Pencil Batteries, Working mobile with charger
Miscellaneous: Pain relievers, Mosquito repellants, Lighter/Matches, Candles, Scissors, Gloves, Masks, Umbrella/Raincoat, Sleeping Mat, Water purifying tablets, General Medicines