Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On Goonj’s ongoing 2018 Rahat Floods Campaign

(As on 2nd September, 2018)

Brief Background

Many states in India are facing alarming floods right now.  Lakhs of people in many states are reeling under the wrath of floods. In Kerala alone, lakhs of people are rendered homeless and 12 out of 14 districts are badly affected.  Goonj team headed by our Founder Mr. Anshu Gupta is there in Kerala implementing massive relief operations from two hubs – Cochin and Wayanard. Goonj is committed to work on relief and long term rehabilitation , the way we have been working on disasters in past 2 decades.

General queries

  1. What is the immediate action being undertaken?

Ans; A Goonj team is in Kerala actively working on the ground, reaching relief material to communities and setting up operations and partnerships for short term and long term interventions apart from immediate relief.

  1. What are the short term actions and expenses planned?

Ans; Goonj has hubs in Cochin and Wayanard right now from where we are channelizing relief material in big quantities to different parts of the state, through our own teams and local partner organizations and agencies. The expenses will largely be around buying basic essentials and logistics.

  1. What are the long term actions and expenses planned (3-6 months)

Ans; Even after first few monthsof disaster (3-6 months), Our disaster relief work will continue.. As a matter of fact right now we are intensifying it because this is the time when most media reportages, relief agencies and governments have closed or are closing their relief operations even though people are still going through the aftermath of the disaster.   In the next phase we will start talking to the disaster hit communities and engage them in the process of rehabilitation.  That’s how in many disaster hit areas across India we involve locals in repairing their own roads, infrastructures, bridges, schools etc..

  1.  Which specific district/regions will Goonj focus on its relief operations?

Ans.So far, we have decided to work on flood affected parts of Kerala and other affected southern states apart from Assam, Uttarakhand and Odisha. 

  1. How many families or number of people will Goonj help in Kerala Floods?
    Ans. Our initial target is to reach out to over 50,000 families in all flood affected states and 30,000 families in Kerala alone in the next few months which will increase as we go deeper and gather resources. Our major target is also to reach out most neglected tribal communities across the state and as we are creating our base here, we will be reaching out in many districts.

Volunteering related queries

  1. How can I volunteer?

Ans; For volunteering opportunities please connect with the nearest Goonj office. You can also write to us on mail@goonj.org with your details and how, where, when you would like to volunteer and what is your strength. We will respond back at the earliest.  Also note that, Volunteering with Goonj is pro bono (unpaid) and especially for disaster relief work we do not provide certificates

Do keep an eye on our FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/goonj.org updates and for further requirements etc.

Monetary Contribution related queries

  1. How can we contribute financially for Goonj’s Rahat floods work in Kerala and other states?

Ans: Monetary Contributions are critical for logistics and essential purchases. Click: https://goonj.org/contribute/. 

OR 

Drop a Cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ in any HDFC branch or send to GOONJ, J-93, SaritaVihar, New Delhi-110076 with your full name, and address and tel no. for receipt purpose. 

 Note: All Indian monetary contributions are tax exempted u/s 80G. Foreign passport holders can refer to Ans. 6 below

02. Will you provide a detailed update to us, post utilization of our funds in terms of where  and how they were used?

Ans; Since we work with the masses and get contributions from various sources. We make comprehensive reports and accounting around our work and share it extensively to our contributor base and on our social media to ensure everyone who has been connected with the work gets to know about it.

  1. Can Goonj confirm that all of our funds will be used directly towards core activities for flood relief and rehab work?

Ans: All funds received for floods relief and rehab work will be used specifically for the said purpose only.                                                                                                                                          

  1. Can we contribute material or money from a foreign country, procedure?

Ans: Yes, Goonj has permission to accept foreign monetary contributions under FCRA.

For All Foreign Passport Holders/Entities

Bank: Yes Bank Ltd.
in name of : Goonj
A/c No.: 035093900000069
A/c Type: Savings Account
Bank Address: Unit 3 & 4, TDI Center,
Plot No.7 District Center,
Jasola, New Delhi-110025
Swift Code: YESBINBB
IFSC Code: YESB0000350
MICR Code: 110 532 059

Global Giving (for National and foreign contributions):  https://bit.ly/2Bi4C0o. However, We do not accept material contributions from abroad.

  1. How much money can we contribute? Or what is the minimum one has to contribute?

Ans: There are no limits of minimum or maximum contribution. One can contribute as per their wish and capacity.

  1. I am having difficulty contributing through the Goonj website payment page. How can I then contribute? 

Ans: Apart from the Goonj’s own payment portal: https://goonj.org/contribute/ , below are links of different online portals where you can contribute for our ongoing floods relief and rehab work.

Financial Contributions
ModesFor Indian Passport HoldersFor Foreign Passport Holders/Entities
Online Portals

 

Goonj App :  https://goonjapp.in/donation/

Give India : https://bit.ly/2MLSIwS

Small Change: https://bit.ly/2MVTpnt

Flipkart App: https://goo.gl/r67VGr

Ketto: https://bit.ly/2OIx11B

·    Through Global Giving: https://bit.ly/2Bi4C0o

 

Direct Bank Transfer

 

Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd.

A/C name : Goonj

A/c No.: 04801450000130

A/c Type: Savings Account

Bank Address: Plot No-9, H & J Block,local shopping complex,SaritaVihar, New Delhi-110076

Swift Code: HDFCINBB

IFSC Code: HDFC0000480

MICR Code: 110 240 072

Bank: Yes Bank Ltd.

A/C name : Goonj

A/c No.: 035093900000069

A/c Type: Savings Account

Bank Address: Unit 3 & 4, TDI Center,Plot No.7 District Center,

Jasola, New Delhi-110025

Swift Code: YESBINBB

IFSC Code: YESB0000350

MICR Code: 110 532 059

 

Cheque/DraftPlease make your cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ and send it to J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076 


Please Note

  1. For receipt, please send your name, amount, email ID, tel no. and address to priyanka@goonj.org , with date & mode of transfer, transfer code/ cheque number.
  2. As per Indian Tax Laws, it is mandatory to have full name and address of a contributor else its treated as anonymous and is subject to taxation.
  3. In case you have a foreign address, we will need a copy of your passport as advised by the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010.
  4. All Indian contributions made to GOONJ are eligible for tax deduction of 50% u/s80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.

For any queries, write to us on priyanka@goonj.org or call on 011-41401216, 26972351