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Requirements and address of AID volunteers in Patna and Araria

Posted by Jaya on August 30, 2008

We are collecting the relief material here in patna. We also have a team in Araria where you can send the relief material. Some of the items that you could send:

Food:
1. Choora (rice flakes), Gud (jagery), Sattu, Biscuits, Rice (better to send cash for these things as we can but it here, that way it will be more cost effective). However its your choice.

Cloth:
1. Sari , Lungi, Vests (ganji), bloomers (for kids) and Chadar (bedsheets)

Shelter:
canvas

Utensils:
katora (bowls), steel glass, thali (plates)

Medicine:
Put online here – http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pXkYURrkCSy7Cd6zB4VmMQg

Contact Address:
C/o Sumi Medicals,
Azad Nagar,
Araria, Bihar

E/92, Rajesh Kr Path
Sri Krishna Puri,
Patna, Bihar

A-5 Siddharth Apartment,
Jagdeo Path,
Patna-14

we also need cash to pay for transport cost, communication, travel etc.

If you decide to send cheques you can send it at the Siddharth Apartment address in favour of “Centre for health and Resource management

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Contribute through AID India

Posted by Jaya on August 29, 2008

Appeal to support All India Relief Fund of Association for India’s Development.

Dear friends,

India is reeling under floods this monsoons. Nearly a hundred people are dead and several millions affected in Bihar.  AID has received an urgent proposal to help with the flood relief by way of providing boats.  The effort is being coordinated  by Kamayani and Ashish — AID volunteers from Milwaukee who have returned to Bihar.

In Araria, Bihar; Kamayani and team will focus on the following areas:

  1. Rescue operations
  2. Providing Food, medicine and shelter.
  3. Fodder for animals
  4. Removal of Caracas
  5. Provide safe drinking water.
  6. Monitoring of the expenditure by the state.

The team there will try to work along with the government and will also mobilize local resource. The immediate need is to rescue people which will go on for atleast another week.

Kamayani is an Associate Jeevansaathi of AID and her work has included government accountability through Right to Information, facilitation of the promise of hundred days of work to rural families by its employment guarantee act and children’s nutrition programs.

Earlier this year AID has also supported flood relief efforts in Orissa and West Bengal.

We are also hearing the fruits of a success story from our efforts in Andhra Pradesh.  After repeated floods affecting over 1000 acres of farm land in 20 villages in the past 3 years, the government has repaired the Sayanagadda canal (with a budget of over Rs 3 crore) in Srikakulam district after the issue was taken up last year by people living in the villages and AID-India Srikakulam group. Last week we heard from the Srikakulam group that despite floods in other parts of Srikakulam this month, the Sayanagadda canal has kept its banks and has not flooded the fields of the 20 villages.

We appeal to everyone to make a tax deductible contribution to AID’s All India Relief Fund to help respond with relief efforts following natural and man made disasters in India.

Sincerely,
AID Volunteers.
www.aidindia.org

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