Disaster Management & Response
The Bombay YMCA since its inception in 1875 has always risen to the occasion whenever calamities have struck the city. Over the past 145 years, our experience gained in the 3 R’s - Rescue, Relief and Rehabilitation has grown exponentially. We have been always ready to be at the service of the people in the city of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai.
World War 1 & 2
Beginning with Relief operations during World War I & II, the Army barracks were maintained by the YMCA and the Army Officers used the YMCA at Colaba for its operations.
Latur & Osmanabad Earthquakes 1993
During the earthquake at the Latur and Osmanabad districts in 1993, Bombay YMCA led in the relief and later rehabilitation of two villages of over 200 families including the construction of the primary school and the community center. We were recently recognized for our efforts by the then Chief Minister, Shri. Sharad Pawar.
Communal Riots 1992
When the communal riots broke out in the early 90s the YMCA was called in as Peacemakers between the communities in Agripada and Mumbai Central. The Army used the premises of the Procter YMCA at Agripada as their base for their operation.
Post Riot Rehabilitation 1992
Post the communal riots, the Bombay YMCA constructed close to 50 tenements at Ramabai Nagar, Ghatkopar in collaboration with a major newspaper group. Thus, helping the people to bring back peace and harmony in the land
Each time the city was submerged due to the deluge and came to a standstill, the YMCA opened its centers/Branches providing shelter and food for the stranded.
During the terrorist attack of 26/11 as well as the serial blasts of 1993, the YMCA was home and safe refuge to many Mumbaikars and foreign nationals at various YMCA centers spread across the city.
YMCA International House has offered its well-furnished International Guest House of 75 Rooms to house their Doctors, Health Care Professionals and Asymptomatic suspects. In addition, we have provided masks, gloves and medical equipment to the Nair and Kasturba Hospitals’ for the medical professionals working on the front-lines. In relief operations, we have been able to cater to 20,000 persons (4000 packets) by providing them with dry rations and groceries. Cooked food to the slum dwellers, daily wage earners, migrant workers, street beggars, rag pickers and construction workers has crossed 1,00,000 (One Lakh) threshold.