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Help Daily Wage Earners hit by Coronavirus in Chennai

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We got 500 Volunteer Registrations across Tamil Nadu so far.

The Unfolding Story

As the crisis grows, the people most affected by it will be those living in India’s unorganized sector of the Indian economy. These are typically daily wagers, maids, house helps, construction site workers, plumbers, electricians, workers in small units, delivery boys, etc., and their financial wellbeing will be directly impacted by their inability to earn their daily wage. It is here that we can all extend our help to such affected persons, in turn, help their families.

Daily Activity Plan:
1. Locality Volunteers would identify the needy daily wagers blocks and update them to the central team.
2. Based on the funds received, every two days once we would pack the packages based on the funds received and deliver those through our locality volunteers.
3. One package would consist of:
1. Wheat flour - 3 kg
2. Rice - 5 kg
3. Edible Oil - 2 kg
4. Sugar - 2 kg
5. Tea - 1/2 kg
6. Pulses (Toor Daal) - 1 kg
7. Salt - 1/2 kg
8. Soap / Sanitizer / Handwash - 3 nos
9. Sanitary Pad - 1 pack
10. Rava - 1 kg
11. Glucose biscuits - 1 pack

The Immediate Requirements

(a) Food

A large number of daily wage workers do not have the backing of any sort of insurance, and as we all know they are among the most vulnerable to the negative financial effects of the pandemic. With no way to cover expenses, workers like these will inevitably struggle to earn money for food and medicinal support.

For these two important reasons, it’s important to look at us, the blessed class of people who can make a concrete initiative to help them get ahead of the crisis by starting to provide the necessary support to individuals like these.


(b) Medicine

These low-income households are already strained in good times to make ends meet,  but this new threat makes it even more important for us to be able to provide immediate medical assistance (to address the basic Covid19 Symptoms) to these targeted households. As educated Indians, we have a responsibility to take along the millions who are suffering. 

The Funds

We need a massive input of funds to run such an initiative(s). Our first step is to raise Rs. 1 crore. But the amount of time and effort needed is massive. We need volunteers, we need administrative support to do this, we need help from the authorities for security, we need help from medical institutions for the health checks and we need delivery partners to run this initiative.

By our current estimates, the use of funds we foresee are as follows:

75% towards free preparation and food distribution, starting with 100 percent initially.
15% percent towards medical supplies, thermometers, masks, gloves, soaps, sanitizers, and social distancing devices
5% for transportation costs

We see ourselves only as of the first step to doing this, we are happy to even hand over the initiative to anyone who has the wherewithal and the experience and the scale to take it up and run it end to end, and keep ourselves in a volunteer role. This is just the initiation of the exercise. It will need unprecedented support for all of us to safely get through these tough times.

About Chennai Corona Warriors:

We are a consortium of several social organizations, who came forward with this risk involving initiative to help the DAILY WAGERS who have helped us all these years. We would greatly appreciate it if you could able to provide a donation of any value. 

To Volunteer - https://chennaicoronawarriors.paperform.co/
Contact us at - 9176945774

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18th May 2020
Dear Donors,

We have catered 573 families with the utilization of 450,000 rupees.

We are now withdrawing another 150,000 through Cross Blood Foundation to cater to nearly 200 families.

All bills and beneficiary details have been uploaded in the following links,
bit.ly/3byQ6P6
bit.ly/CCW-bills

Thank you all for the support!
Dear Donors,

We have catered 573 families with the utilization of 450,000 rupees.

We are now withdrawing another 150,000 through Cross Blood Foundation to cater to nearly 200 families.

All bills and beneficiary details have been uploaded in the following links,
bit.ly/3byQ6P6
bit.ly/CCW-bills

Thank you all for the support!
28th April 2020
We have identified families who need essentials until the lockdown is lifted and this requires 20 lakhs. After utilizing these funds raised, we will start our next batch. For now, we would like to keep it to 20 lakhs.

Since the lockdown will be extended in hotspots, esp in Chennai for few more days, we will be continuing this activity.
We have identified families who need essentials until the lockdown is lifted and this requires 20 lakhs. After utilizing these funds raised, we will start our next batch. For now, we would like to keep it to 20 lakhs.

Since the lockdown will be extended in hotspots, esp in Chennai for few more days, we will be continuing this activity.
21st April 2020
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuing support. 


With your support, we were able to cater 250 blind, disabled and daily wager families so far across Chennai and Chengalpet Districts!

You can see the beneficiary details in this Google sheet: bit.ly/3byQ6P6

You can see the beneficiary images in this Google Drive link: bit.ly/CCW-images

We have planned to cater to another 250 families before the end of this week, for which are withdrawing INR 2.5 Lakhs from the Milaap funds through Cross Blood Foundation's account. We will update the beneficiary details in the same sheet above and also would submit all the bills in the drive link: bit.ly/CCW-bills.

Our grocery kit list as follows,
Rice - 7kg, Dry Chilli 250g, Pepper 50g, Jeera 50g, Oil 500g, Wheat flour - 2kg, Onion - 1kg, Potato - 1kg,Tomato - 1kg,Pickle -bottle, Toor Dal - 1kg, Sombu 50g, Kaduku 50g,Tea 100g, Salt 1 packet,Sugar 1kg, Sambar powder -50g, Thaniya powder 50g. This kit costs around INR 900-1000/family.

We request all the donors to go through the details and spread the word so that we can reach our collective dream of helping 1000 families very soon!

Thank you!




Dear Donors,

Thank you for your continuing support. 


With your support, we were able to cater 250 blind, disabled and daily wager families so far across Chennai and Chengalpet Districts!

You can see the beneficiary details in this Google sheet: bit.ly/3byQ6P6

You can see the beneficiary images in this Google Drive link: bit.ly/CCW-images

We have planned to cater to another 250 families before the end of this week, for which are withdrawing INR 2.5 Lakhs from the Milaap funds through Cross Blood Foundation's account. We will update the beneficiary details in the same sheet above and also would submit all the bills in the drive link: bit.ly/CCW-bills.

Our grocery kit list as follows,
Rice - 7kg, Dry Chilli 250g, Pepper 50g, Jeera 50g, Oil 500g, Wheat flour - 2kg, Onion - 1kg, Potato - 1kg,Tomato - 1kg,Pickle -bottle, Toor Dal - 1kg, Sombu 50g, Kaduku 50g,Tea 100g, Salt 1 packet,Sugar 1kg, Sambar powder -50g, Thaniya powder 50g. This kit costs around INR 900-1000/family.

We request all the donors to go through the details and spread the word so that we can reach our collective dream of helping 1000 families very soon!

Thank you!




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Goal: Rs.20,000

Beneficiary: Chennai Corona ... info_outline
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