COVID-19 Relief Response
COVID-19 Relief 2021
Responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we initiated distribution drives of dry ration and essential commodities to severely affected rural communities that compromises of tribal daily wage workers, especially vulnerable widowed women.
Geographical Area of Impact
Majalgoan, Beed district, Maharashtra
Saharanpur, Nashik district, Maharashtra
Suker, Udaipur district, Rajasthan
Dry Ration Distribution Drive-Majalgoan
RAAY Foundation in collaboration with Pagaria Welfare Foundation, conducted a distribution drive for migrant workers (sugar cutters) nestled in the rural village, Majalgoan, Beed District of Maharashtra. The drive impacted 32 migrant families who were facing the onslaught of the pandemic due to loss of livelihood. The dry ration kit that included essentials like, Wheat Flour, Rice, Dal, Sugar, Oil, Groundnuts etc. in a quantity that would last for 2 months, primarily to help the community combat the second deadly wave of COVID-19. The community consisted of single widowed women who were left vulnerable due to loss of work and were a crucial target for impact under this drive.
Dry Ration Distribution Drive- Suker
We successfully conducted our second drive in collaboration with Pagaria Welfare Foundation for daily wage workers (lohar community) nestled in the rural village, Suker, Udaipur District of Rajasthan. The drive impacted 36 migrant families who were facing the onslaught of the pandemic due to loss of livelihood. The dry ration kit that included essentials like, Wheat Flour, Rice, Dal, Sugar, Oil, Groundnuts etc., primarily to help the community combat the second deadly wave of COVID-19. We also distributed soap and a local Khadha for immunity boosting to fight the deadly virus.
COVID-19 Relief 2020
A total of 6.8 million daily wage workers lost their jobs in India since April 2020, as per the recent Center for Monitoring Indian Economy Report. The nation-wide imposed lock-down as well as the lack of synergy between the workers, industry, and the government left the daily wage workers destitute and hungry, forcing them into reverse migration.
On the other side of the coin were our COVID Warriors fighting this unprecedented war putting their own safety in jeopardy. Health workers, police & security personnel put their duty before themselves and gave their blood, sweat, and tears so we could be safe indoors. We salute the spirit of these brave hearts!
As a Foundation that believes informative action, we decided to initiate the RAAY COVID-19 Relief Project to support individuals facing the brunt of this deadly pandemic.
To join hands in the ongoing battle against the humanitarian crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, RAAY Foundation deployed food & amenities donation drive across distributed areas of the state of Maharashtra to support beneficiary group that included daily workers, Adivasi/tribals, health workers, police & security personnel.
Areas of operation:
Dahanu, Badlapur, Bhiwandi, Filter-Pada (Powai), Kandivali
[5 areas distributed across Maharashtra in total]
Timeline & Beneficiaries:
1000 Beneficiaries reached
The distribution packets included essentials as listed:
- Rice: 5 Kg
- Flour: 3 Kg
- Sugar: 3 Kg
- Salt: 1 Kg
- Oil: 1 Ltr
- Water: 1 Unit
- Masks: 3 Units
- Sanitizers: 1 Unit
Our relief efforts reached Policemen, Cleaners as well as BEST Employees in Badlapur. Villages of Karanjveera, Shine, Amboli, and Katkari Samaj who are arguably the poorest of the Adivasi population migrants sheltered near Charoti Naka.
Awareness Camps were conducted to educate the villagers on the norms of social distancing, sanitization, and wearing masks.
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