Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Flood fury in Jammu & Kashmir

HelpAge India moves in as
thousands left without water, food, shelter, or medical supplies.

Urgent help required!

Jammu & Kashmir has been hit by massive floods and over 10 districts are badly affected, damaging homes, uprooting people and leaving them stranded without food, shelter, or any medical help. HelpAge India has already started to bring in emergency relief through its Mobile Medical Units reaching urgently needed medicines and other medical needs. Other essential supplies are also being rushed in.

This relief can only be scaled up with generous contributions from individuals, corporates, or other organisations.

Apart from the health interventions through MMUs, HelpAge India has also put together a locally relevant relief package consisting of solar lights with mobile charging facility, tents, umbrellas, woolen overalls, raincoats, hand-torches, waterproof bags, bed sheets, dry rations, packaged drinking water, blankets, and sleeping bags.  This entire package meant for a family costs Rs 13,500.

How you can help:

As an Individual: please come forward to donate as many such packages as you can and ask your friends and relatives to also join in and donate towards these packages
As an organization/Corporation: you can choose to make a life-saving difference by choosing one or both these options:

a)      Donate towards relief packages in multiples of hundreds or thousands of packages
b)      Donate just Rs 2.5 lakhs towards cost of funding a Mobile Medical Unit’s cost for a month towards providing urgent medical needs to 5,000 affected people.

 All help is urgently required. Donate today!

All donations will be exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Please make a Cheque/DD in favour of "HelpAge India" and send to us with your complete address and PAN.  On the reverse of the Cheque, please write “J&K Relief”. To pay online please go to