New Delhi: Smile Foundation held a fundraising event to raise money for Odisha Fani Cyclone relief at a mall in Delhi recently. The event took place on Tuesday.
Dr. Aman Bathla came forward with solemn music, urging masses to support them in rebuilding lives of the people of Odisha.
It should be noted that with support of local volunteers & gram panchayat, Smile Foundation Disaster Response Team in Odisha working in cyclone fani affected villages .
To cater to the immediate and basic needs of those affected by Cyclone Fani, a team of 100 volunteers from one of India’s leading social sector organizations Smile Foundation has started relief operations in Puri, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur. The Foundation said, it aims to reduce the adverse consequences of disaster on human lives and also bridge the gap between governments’ aided relief and immediate need on ground. The team has set a target of providing relief supplies to at least 10,000 families, including food, drinking water, shelter (tarpaulins), sanitation and hygiene supplies, as well as solar lamps.
“While over 1.1. million people have survived Cyclone Fani in the coastal belt of Odisha – the strongest tropical storm to hit India in over two decades – they have no food, drinking water, or even homes to go back to. Our teams from Smile Foundation are already on the ground distributing food and water among various other basic necessities to help these lives get back to normalcy,” said Santanu Mishra, Co-founder and Managing Trustee at Smile Foundation, India.
“The foremost worry of millions living in cyclone shelters is about basic necessities like food and drinking water and therefore we are focussing on ensuring this,” said Santanu Mishra, Co-founder and executive trustee at Smile Foundation, India.