Kerala floods is not a hidden secret and many came forward with a big heart for the cause. Out of this one is this team that silently helped and no media ever noticed.
It was a team effort from the group of helping hands, who came together for this effort. It was an idea from a beautiful lady to this gentleman who is ever smiling and always helping everyone. His wife Lata Vaidya along with her hubby dear Girish Vaidya was the initiator of this team who started working with another couple Kishan Doss and his wife Sunita Doss.
It all started with just an idea, zero cash and an appeal on an in-house portal.
Their first step/appeal was to share/ give information that relief material needs to be collected for both Kerala and Kodagu (a district in Karnataka) as both had been affected.
People in the apartment complex were motivated to come forward with their donations. A small list was prepared after discussion and a list of items was prepared on what all can be donated.
Within two days people started to pour in with their items marked for whatever place they wanted to donate out of the two different places.
The team identified two main points of contact for distribution of the collected items – 1 for Kerala and 1 for Kodagu. The first-day collection was put in 2 Innova cars and then taken to the collection center for Kerala. 1st-day collection for Kodagu was sent the next day early morning around 5 am
Waynad truck had already left at midnight and the contact person was also traveling with the truck so the team decided that second-day collection will have to be given to another distribution center.
The team found out that RSS was having their collection point close to their apartment and so it was decided that 2nd-day collection for Kerala will be given to them for further distribution in various parts of affected Kerala.
2nd-day collection for Kodagu consisting of some costly medicines and essential supplies etc was also given to the Kodagu people on 3rd day noon.
More helping hands were joining the team, one major sponsor of clothes in the complex donated about 400 pairs of clothes for kids/teens. Donations from friends and relatives coming in from Mumbai, Turkey and even Dubai were also added to the cause.
Soon, the team could cater to one more direct requirement in Kerala 2 days after this drive as well with the money that they got in this, which was supported by many other people including the Managing Committee members of apartment complex (Sterling Terraces, Banashankari 3rd Phase, Bangalore) and logistical support etc from many other residents and their kids as well.
There are many unsung real-life champions who have helped or contributed towards the betterment of our society, Let’s learn from them and be a helping hand.
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