The storm is the first super cyclone to form in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. AMPHAN devastated the Sundarbans, a mangrove area around the India-Bangladesh border home to four million people on Wednesday afternoon, before moving north and north-eastwards towards Kolkata and other districts of W.Bengal. The citizens had to bear the brunt of the Cyclone with winds gusting up to 185km/h (115mph). At least 72 people have died in West Bengal state.
Help us give emergency shelter/relief kits.
Each kit has 50 plus items, costs INR 7500 only, and impacts a family of four.
The SHELTER KIT FROM ROTARY HAS 50+ ITEMS TO HELP THEM TIDE OVER THE CRISIS ON A IMMEDIATE BASIS. The SHELTER KIT is very thoughtfully designed with clothes, tarpaulin, blankets, lanterns, stove, soaps, candles, plates, glasses, buckets, mugs, rope, etc.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the devastation in Kolkata, the state capital, was "a bigger disaster than COVID-19". "Area after area has been ruined," Ms.Banerjee was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency "I have experienced a war-like situation today.
Coronavirus restrictions have been hindering emergency and relief efforts. COVID-19 and social-distancing measures made mass evacuations more difficult, with shelters unable to be used to full capacity. There is a super urgent need for EMERGENCY SHELTER/RELIEF KITS for the displaced & affected people.
SHELTER KIT AND ITS CONTENTS
The kits impact the affected families instantaneously:
- The family gets almost all the materials it needs to sustain.
- They start rebuilding make-shift shelter with the tarpaulin sheets they receive in the Shelter Kit.
- The Shelter Kit provides the minimum support for the family which then helps the family in resettling themselves in due course.
THE TEAM IN ACTION
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Rotary India Humanity Foundation (RIHF) is a registered non-profit organization to guide, support, and execute humanitarian services in India and around the world.
“It aims to work towards - Literacy, Health, Environment, Water & Sanitation, and Disaster Management and has already made a difference in the lives of thousands by facilitating service projects in different areas of service and seeks to continue this work through service, facilitation, and mobilization.
RIHF, under the Disaster Management area of service, has been providing Shelter Kits as an emergency relief measure to families in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. A Shelter Kit consists of more than 50 items that impact families affected by disasters. These items meet the basic requirements which a family might need immediately after a disaster.
Over 2000 Shelter Kits have been distributed across India by RIHF. Whether it was in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand or in Kashmir and Nepal crumbling under a devastating earthquake, RIHF has been providing relief to thousands of disaster victims, helping them to restart their lives. For more info go to http://rihf.org/
ABOUT ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is part of RI District 3190.
It is a 140-member-club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made.
Some of their initiatives include:
1) Water Wheel initiative.
2) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
3) Pediatric Heart surgeries: We do over 300 annually.
4) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
5) We have 8 adopted schools.
6) BGMS - We support the stay and school for 300 underprivileged children.
7) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking to deserving candidates from financially poor homes.
8) Pediatric Cancer Treatment at Kidwai Hospital.
9) Vidya Daan - Scholarships to 500 needy students annually.
10) Many Anganwadis restored.
11) Lake revival schemes.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR is a registered & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. It will take from 2-4 weeks after that to get details of who the beneficiary was with details of them. Once we get this information from them we shall upload the picture of the beneficiary on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2-3 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to the NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 3-4 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.