Family India Foundation -

"Family India Foundation is a Charitable Non Governmental Organization, working together with likeminded independent NGOs, committed to improve the quality of life of the needy and disabled persons in the Indian Sub continent, by providing them education, social, material, vocational and emotional help and assistance."

Aila Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation

Aila Cyclone:
On May 25th there was a serious cyclone that hit the coast of West Bengal. Reports indicated that upwards of 2.3 million people were displaced by the storm as 175,000 homes were destroyed and 270,000 were damaged. At least 100 river embankments were breached by storm surge produced by the cyclone. At least 50,000 hectares of agricultural land was lost during the storm. At least 350,000 people were affected by Aila Cyclone.

Disaster Relief
Within a few days of the Aila Cyclone our team visited the Sundarbad area that was badly affected. Our hearts were moved by the pleas for help from the cyclone victims. We heard many heart wrenching stories.

We have adopted the village of Sonakha that is 1 hour boat ride from Gosaba and has 400 families all of whom were affected. We have already made two trips to this village with supplies of food and clothing. There are many other villages also requesting our help.

How you can help:
The items the villagers are requesting and need most urgently are, This is for about 400 families:

Cooking Utensils (400 x Rs 400 each family) Rs.1,60,000/-
Tarpaulin sheets for the roof (400 sheets x Rs. 132) Rs.52,800/-
Sleeping Mats (400 x Rs. 62) Rs.24,800/-
Rice / Dhal/flour.etc, Bathing soap and detergent, Cooking oil, Baby food for 500 children, Clothing for children 6 to 12 years & Medicines, Bed sheets and Towels, Water purifier tablets or Zioline. Rs.2,00,000/-
Total Amount Rs.4,37,600/-

The transportation of the materials collected will cost Rs. 5600 per trip for the renting of the truck and crossing on boats to the village.

Contribution can be made payable to "Family India Foundation", Family India Foundation is a Registered Trust, all donations made are eligible for Tax Exemption under Section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

We really appreciate taking time to consider our request. Your help can make a positive lasting impact in the lives of those who most need and will benefit from your support.

Looking forward to an earliest reply.

Yours sincerely,
Rahul Gurav ,
Mob: +91 9971457994

Cheques may kindly be made payable to Family India Foundation. Family India Foundation is a Registered Trust ( Reg. No. DIT(E)2007-2008/F-248/3678 ). All donations made to Family India Foundation are eligible for Tax Exemption under Section 80- G (5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act 1961.

And send it to B-4/58 Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi - 110029.
Contact: Rahul Gurav
Phone: +91 9971457994
email: rahul.familyindia@gmail.com
Website: www.thefamilyindia.org