Sunday, September 07, 2008

Make a Difference.. Bihar "Floods" - an appeal

It is still called a "flood" - which it is not!

It is a river - Kosi- which has changed its course by almost 30-degrees, inundating a huge chunk of land with water...



This may also be one of the largest mass-migration and rehabilitation challenge in the history of Independent India - we still do not know the numbers... 1 million... 3 millions... Who knows?!

Words/number/language, however, are linear; they do not convey the multi-dimensional reality and often fail to evoke the typically natural human empathic response... And therefore, these pictures to make this appeal:








..etc.

...maybe our/your chance to get out of The Logic of Inaction...and support those who are doing something to tackle the situation...
... And so:

  • 1. How you can help
  • 2. Who you can contact

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    1. How You Can Help
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    Material support:
  • Dry ration - Rice, Chiwra, Biscuits, Packed Eatables
  • Medicines,
  • candles & matchbox,
  • torch & batteries,
  • utensils,
  • tarpaulin & thick polythese
  • feeding bottles,
  • buckets,
  • ropes,
  • bedsheets,
  • all kind of usable clothing & footwear.

    Logistical support:
  • Transport support to reach the material to effected areas
  • Space for collection centers
  • Facilities for local pickups,
  • Transportation of material from different cities to GOONJ processing centers in Delhi, Chennai & Mumbai

    Volunteer support:
    Please contact the organisations mentioned below.

    Financial support:
    See below.

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    Who You Can Contact/Help
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    I know about these two, and can vouch for them:

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    1. Goonj
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    Donations in India- Please send cash/cheque/draft in the name of GOONJ and send it to

    GOONJ
    J-93, Sarita Vihar,
    New Delhi- 76
    (Kindly send your full name & address with the contribution for receipt/accounting purpose.
    (All donations to GOONJ in India are tax exempted u/s 80 G of IT act.)

    Overseas donation can be sent through Cheque (in the name of GOONJ with your full particulars)
    or by wire transfer with an information on

    Yasmeengoonj[at]gmail.com

    Rotate it (valid only for overseas donations) through
  • Wacovia Bank,
    New York
    swift code- 2000193008933,
    GOONJ, A/C No- 2591101004644

  • Bank- Canara Bank,
    H block,
    market Sarita Vihar,
    New Delhi- 76
    Swift Code- CNRBINBBDFS

  • Contact- GOONJ
    H.O Delhi-J-93,
    Sarita Vihar, New Delhi- 76
    Tel.- 011-26972351,
    41401216
    E-mail- goonjinfo[at]gmail.com, anshugoonj24[at]gmail.com

  • GOONJ Mumbai- Mr. Rohit Singh
    Tel.- 9322381600,
    Email- rohitgoonj1@gmail.com

  • GOONJ Chennai- Ms. Padma
    Tel.- 9842665320,
    Email- padmagoonj@gmail.com

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    2. AID India & Pratham
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  • Funds:
    Donate online @:
    http://www.eurekachild.org/biharflood

    or you can send a check payable to AID INDIA (mention Bihar Flood Relief) to:

    AID INDIA
    Post Box No: 4903, Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600086, India.
    Phone: +91-44-42106493 / 28350403

    For more information please contact: eurekachild@gmail.com or

    Prabha: +91-98403-51132 (prabha.balaraman[at]gmail.com)
    Gomathi: +91-94453-91090 (gomathiaid[at]gmail.com)

  • 2 comments:

    www.GiveIndia.org said...

    Donors from anywhere in the world can make a secure online donation to two Bihar based NGOs, GENVP and Abhiyan, that are working for the flood affected and receive a receipt instantly.

    http://www.giveindia.org/t-bihar-flood-relief.aspx

    workhard said...

    Great post..

    There are local organizations that collect rations and send to Bihar.


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