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Help Daily Wage Earners hit by Coronavirus in Chennai
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    N Babu
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Chennai Corona Warriors

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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 -
Contact us at - 9176945774

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