Gaja Cyclone Relief Work Update - December 3 , 2018
Six districts in Tamilnadu faced Gaja Cyclone damaging most of the places. While many of the storm - affected residents were sheltered in relief camps, some were trapped in their own houses and several people lost their homes. Aid India commenced relief work on the 19th of November, with the help of volunteers and distributed essential supplies in the worst affected areas of Tamilnadu. .
Focus Areas of our relief work:
Nagapatinam, Tanjore, Trichy, Pudukottai, Sivagangai and Tiruvarur districts of Tamil Nadu
Ten Trucks of relief materials were sent from November 19th - December 1st.
5400 Family kits were distributed in the affected areas of Tamilnadu.
Items in Family kits : Bed sheets, Candles, Food Packets, Tarpaulins, Match Boxes, Water bottles, Milk Powder Packets, Sanitary Napkins, Bread packets, Oil Packets, Dal Packets, Rusk Packets, Tamarind Packets, Salt Packets, Sugar Packets, Toiletries.
Kindly contribute in cash or kind to support the relief efforts.
Distribution Areas of our relief work:
Trichy - Valayampatti main, Valayampatti colony, Perumpatti, Pannapatti, Poigaipatti, Vadugapatti, Palakaruthampatti, Pannangkompu, Thulukkampatti, Kalapalayathanpatti, Periyakulathupatti,Mugavoor.
Tanjore – Peraavoorani - Mudakikadu, Kalaignar nagar, Orathanadu, Kantharavakottai Pattukottai – Abhiramapattinam
Sivagangai – Chettinad – Thethanpatti, Puduvayal - Kavulkollai, Kanadukathan - Muthappapark, Muthurajanagar, Vengavayal - Smoorani, Maramadakki, Karaikudi - Ariyalam, Paliyar
Nagapattinam – Velankkani, Kameswaram, Thalai Gnayiru.
Pattukottai – Indira Nagar, Bose Nagar, Rettaival,Aranthangi - Mangalanadu, Neivasalpatti, Kamaraj Nagar, Kuravar Kudiyirupu, Puththaampur, Thoppukollai, Indira Nagar.
Tiruvarur – Thiruthuraipoondi - Idumbavanam, Chiraiyur.
We were truly surprised by the zeal shown by the school students in our efforts towards Gaja Cyclone Relief. Children from Asan Memorial School, Chennai collected food material, toiletries and other essential supplies to help the people in need. At the other end of the age spectrum, we have graduate students from St. Thomas College of Arts and Science who mobilized relief materials and distributed materials by visiting the Gaja Cyclone affected areas of Tamilnadu.
Volunteer Speak :
Shiva, a volunteer of Aid India, working as a Travel Curator, has been with us for quiet a long time now. When we started collecting relief materials for Gaja Cyclone, he stepped in and started mobilizing materials in large amounts like Biscuits, Rice, Dal, Candles, Tarpaulin Sheets, Sanitary Napkins, Milk Powder, Rusks, Solar Lamps,etc. As he says," I've been volunteering with Aid India for the purpose of Gaja Cyclone relief. It's been a challenge to mobilize materials everyday, but with the help of so many others, I was able to contribute a little. I personally went along with Aid India relief truck to visit the affected areas and to distribute relief materials. It was saddening to see the status of people in the affected areas. Aid India identified villages that was not easily accessible, they connected with people of interior villages and mobilized community volunteers who can help us in distributing relief materials. With the help of Aid India, I was able to reach people in need and I extend my thanks to Aid India for giving me this opportunity to work the people in need".
A Big Thank You!
We thank volunteer students from St.Thomas College of Arts and Science, Valliammal College of Arts, Panimalar College of Engineering, Agaram foundation, Queen Mary's College of Arts and Science and many individuals for helping us in collecting, sorting ,and distributing materials in the affected areas of Tamilnadu.
Gesco Health Care, Trimble, Squirrels, Mr.Cooper, Anand Subramaniam Trust, Our Lady's Matriculation Hr.Sec School, AID US, Sundram Fasteners, Techdew, Goodera, Kaleidofin Private Limited, RR Donnelley , Asan Memorial School, CSS Corp, NTT Data, Customer Analytics.
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