Bombay YMCA - COVID-19 Relief
COVID-19 has been wrecking lives across the globe and things have been getting worse in the city of Mumbai ever since the first case paved its way. The pandemic has managed to disrupt the life of many, had a major check on the health and safety infrastructure and carved out hope from the lives of many.
Even during the unprecedented times, the Bombay YMCA has always risen up to the call of duty to the city of Mumbai, especially at times of crisis with its volunteer base catering to all sections of the society, irrespective of religion, caste, creed and gender.
WHAT WE DID
The city unit of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has offered its well-furnished International Guest House of 75 Rooms to house their Doctors, Health Care Professionals and Asymptomatic patients.
We have provided masks, gloves and medical equipment to the Nair, Cooper and Kasturba Hospitals for the medical professionals working on the front lines.
In the first phase of the relief operations, we have been able to cater to 20,000 people (4000 packets) by
1500 + Asymptomatic Persons
RATION KITS DISTRUBUTED
20,000 + Persons
COOKED FOOD DISTRIBUTED
1,00,000 + Persons
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 the 1,00,000 (One Lakh) threshold.
While it is expedient to currently focus our attention on providing critical medical equipment i.e. oxygenators, PPE kits, ventilators, etc., a parallel tragedy is silently unfolding due to a large scale loss of jobs and widespread unemployment. Hunger and deprivation have begun to starkly stare at us in the face. The need of the hour is to provide more dry ration, cooked food and other supplementary needs to the families of lower-income groups and marginalised sections of the community.
We are blessed with strategic locations and infrastructure across the length and breadth of this megapolis, thus enabling us to reach a vast cross-section of marginalized people. But we are in need of funds to cater to the needs of many who are genuinely not able to afford it.
You can contribute through:
Ration kits: Our single ration kit cost us Rs. 800/- which lasts enough for a week for a family of four.
Cooked Meals: It costs us Rs. 50/- per serving.
COLLABORATIONS / PARTNERSHIP
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