Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Free Blanket Distribution to Leprosy Patients

Leprosy patients in Bihar , Orissa and Rajasthan received a good number of blankets, jackets and T shirts to beat the extreme cold in the northern India. Indian Development Foundation anchored this Samaritan offer thanks to benevolent donors.

Indian Development Foundation-IDF- for short received a few frantic calls from leading NGOs in Bihar, Orissa and Rajasthan seeking immediate supply of blankets and warm clothings for the benefit of leprosy and TB patients located in Bihar, Orissa and Rajasthan. IDF mounted a massive effort to contact prospective donors seeking their immediate response. The response was indeed overwhelming.

In addition to making a few calls to known agencies, IDF placed the distress call through Karmayog and through IDF Ambassadors spread out in the country. Quite a few people responded to Karmayog call and offered their assistance.

Prominent among the donors included: Mr. Jindal from SPL Limited, Faridabad - Ms. Pooja Taparia from Arpan Foundation (Sanskruti Foundation), Mumbai and Mr. Shantilal Gada through Smt. Kamaal Maa, Mumbai. IDF Thanks them all.

We requested the donors to send the materials directly to our Northern Partner Project, Sarthank Manav Kushthashram, Jaipur, so hat they could take materials for Rajasthan and then send the balance to Bihar and Orissa. Some had sent the supplies to Mumbai as it was convenient for them to do so.

Here is an example of how help could be rushed to the poor and the suffering through the benevolence of good-natured Samaritans. Internet is a great tool to manage this with speed and efficiency.

Let noble thoughts come to us from everyside.

Good wishes,

Dr. Narayan Iyer, National Co-ordinator, IDF

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