From: Hemlata Arcot [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 1:56 PM
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Subject: Urgently need your help
An emergency situation has come to my attention. The floods in the Indian states of Bihar, UP, and Orissa has rendered 1000s of families homeless. About 1100 villages have been affected and cut off due to the floods. A colleague of mine, Vivek Kumar, hails from one of those villages named Jitwariya, Samastipur district, Bihar (110 from Patna, 150 Km from Varanasi).
These news article have a little information:
Vivek is trying to help the people affected by collecting old clothes and medicines and handing it over to the Red Cross India - Hyderabad office so they can package the items and mail it to Red Cross in Patna. Here is the link to Red Cross India branches: http://www.indianredcross.org
I request your urgent help in the matter. If you have any old clothes that you can donate, here are 2-3 ways you can get them to me.
1. At Lal Bazaar hostel tomorrow, there will be an Annapurna drive between 4 pm and 6 pm. You can bring the clothes there.
2. Hand them to any one of the Annapurna volunteers as below by sunday evening by making an arrangement accordingly.
Here are the volunteer names and numbers:
Aditya Madineni: xxxx
Sai Prasanth: xxxx
Myself / Ganesh: xxxx
3. At my home, you can drop the clothes anytime by sunday evening.
The only major requirement is that the clothes be clean and ironed. This is the only way Red Cross will accept them. We need to send this by monday morning. So, this requires urgent attention.
In addition, Annapurna will also sponsor medicines and chlorine tablets (to sanitize the water).Currently, there is shortage of clean drinking water and people are using the flood waters for drinking. This will cause diseases. Adding chlorine tables to water helps sanitize it.
Please spread this message to your friends and help this cause.
If you wish to help in any other way, please let us know. Please keep in mind, that this requires urgent attention.