This year (2017) natural disasters have taken a big toll both in the U.S. and in India. On one hand, hurricanes like Harvey have inflicted nearly $200 billion in damage. On the other hand, incessant rainfall has caused severe floods in West Bengal and other parts of India.
Saikat is working with Red Cross to provide monetary support to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Several NGOs working in West Bengal have also approached us for monetary help. Saikat has decided to support the following two charitable organizations:
Bharat Sevashram Sangha
Goonj, founded by Magsaysay Award winner Anshu Gupta ( http://goonj.org/). In partnership with Kolkata Gives ((http://www.kolkatagives.com/), Goonj is working in the fields in Midnapore, Bankura, Dinajpur and many other impacted provinces.
A short video clip on the status out there and a pdf outlining the relief operation carried out by the NGOs is attached
We urge our members to contribute generously so that we can donate a sizeable amount in the second installment for rehabilitation of the impacted people.
Picture Credits: Goonj