[via Art of Living ] Updated: 06/Oct/2009.
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RELIEF EFFORTS IN NORTH KARNATAKA
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: VVKI – DHARMA STAMBA YOJANA, STATE BANK OF INDIA, A/C NO: 10386328062, (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 any donation above Rs. 1000/- , 80G certificate will provided.
You can also donate the essential items. WE NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IMMEDIATELY:
Grains (Rice, maize), Dhal (Tuvar dhal, green gram), Biscuits, Tea Powder, Sugar, Milk Powder, Sooji (Upma Rava), MTR Ready to eat food packets etc.
Antibiotics, Electrol, Pain Killers, First Aid Kits, General medicines etc. Please ensure that the medicines are note expired and have the expiry date visible.
We 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 www.divinekarnatakaproject.org/v1/floodrelief.htm
For Divine Karnataka Project,
Relief effort in AP for Kurnool and surrounding areas
[Via Art of Living Hyderabad Chapter]
Andhra Pradesh Apex Body are engaged in Flood Relief measures in Andhra Pradesh.
Funds from any one may be deposited at :
1. Respective AOL teachers.
2. Information Centre
3. Axis Bank account No.008010101661792 Begumpet Branch, Hyderabad (AP)
Able bodied voluntees are required for a seven day period to provide relief and rehabilitation services at Kurnool and Mehboobnagar.
Doctors, nurses, engineers and social service personnel are welcome. For relief measures, please do not sent used clothing at this stage. There is a requirement of providing bed sheets.
All information and volunteer services should contact chapter with their contact phones, e-mails and addresses immediately
The Art of Living, 6-3-883/3, 5th Floor, R. K. Plaza, Opp. Boorgu Jewelers (next to Tanishq), Punjagutta Cross Roads, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082.
Phone Nos: 040-2340 0782 and 040-6521 8418
Alternatively please call 092468 50147 / 098665 57425 to donate or for more information.