Relief Efforts in North Karnataka – Appeal for Help
|Torrential rains over last one week have left over 200 people dead and rendered over 3,00,000 people homeless in the state. The floods have affected all 14 districts of state’s northern region.According to official sources, over 26,000 houses have collapsed in North Karnataka. Most of the eleven districts in the region are inundated, as all the rivers are flowing above the danger mark. Road and rail transport services have also been disrupted.
Poojya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar ji has been actively monitoring the situation and had visited some of the worst affected areas. Art of Living has started relief work in few of the worst affected villages (Buradepad, Thalamari) of Raichur district. More teams are being deployed as we identify more villages for relief work. We are in the process of mobilizing the relief material and resources for managing this situation.
We need cash donations for buying essential materials and rebuilding the houses.
Please issue the cheques / DDs in the name of ‘VVKI – DHARMA STAMBA YOJANA’ and mail to
VVKI – Divine Karnataka Project, #1431-A, Ground Floor, 39th Cross, 22nd Main, 4th T Block, Bangalore -560 041.
Or directly transfer the funds to:
Beneficiary: “VVKI – DHARMA STAMBA YOJANA”
(please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of transferred amount and date. Also in the transaction remark please put ‘ flood relief KAR ‘).
For all donations, 80G certificate will be provided.
You can also donate the essential items.
WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IMMEDIATELY:
Request you to sort the materials and label the same (Rice in one packet, Sugar in packet etc). This will help us in reducing the processing time and minimize transportation costs.
Relief material can be sent to:
VVKI – Divine Karnataka Project, #1431-A, Ground Floor, 39th Cross, 22nd Main, 4th T Block, Bangalore -560 041 OR please call 080-42173285, 9845589393, 9986487255 and our volunteers will pickup the material from your centers.
For more info and status of relief work visit http://www.divinekarnatakaproject.org/v1/floodrelief.htm
About Art of Living:
The Art of Living Foundation is an international non-profit, educational, charitable, and humanitarian organization, offering programs in more than 150 countries around the world. As a Non-Governmental Organisation, Art of Living Foundation works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education and sustainable development.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 03 August 2009 10:22 )|