Greetings from Earthangels Welfare Foundation!!
Covid-19 has adversely affected all of us. The idea of Project “Lock Down Warriors” is to connect the concerned privileged class who want to help, with those who need the help.
The Picture uploaded above is during Happy times of Happy Angels Center. The main mission of the center was to provide education to the kids from the weaker segment of the society.
However, we realized the seriousness of the current situation of Corona virus when simran calls us & says “Sir I am studying every day, but I am very hungry. Sir when will you come to our house ? when can you get food for us ? Sir food distribution is very minimal & its basis casteism. Please come fast. It’s unfortunate but the truth is that we need to destroy caste system before it destroys India.
The residents of Tata Nagar, Lalubhai chawl & Bainganwadi, Govandi- Mumbai an area that is practically un-accessible, are predominantly daily wage workers who have been unable to feed themselves and their families since the lock-down.
We have realized these families are without food or food supplies for nearly a week. We would like to set up this campaign (Grocery supplies) to pack and deliver a Family kit to the doorstep, a minimum of 500 Family Kits on daily basis which is feeding on an average of 4 individuals of a family. But this is not enough. The identified needy from this area is nearly 18,250 families. What we have started is required to be carried forward so that we are able to feed the entire population.
However, the priority would be the identified migrant labourers who fall under the cracks of state government & central government grants announced by our Prime Minister. People without local id proofs, people whom, the lock down have kept in their locations. As per regulations a labourer can only get free provision and cash transfer of free benefits, which is usually their village of native town. This is reason you can see thousands of daily wage workers trying to walk 2-3 days to reach their own villages.
So far we have raised Rs. 6.75 lakhs through friends and family. This will help us deliver family kits taking care of 1125 families for the past 1 week. Our per Kit cost is Rs. 600, which includes 5 Kg Rice, 1 Kg Dal, 1 Kg Black Gram, ½ Kg Poha, 1 Litre Oil, ½ Kg salt, 1 Kg Potato, 1 Kg Onion, 100 gms of Chilli, haldi & dhaniya . Family kit is prepared basis inputs from doctors associated with the organization keeping in mind it is filling, nutritious & whole some food. We would like to add more to the kit however food supplies on account of lock down has also been impacted. The said amount is also inclusive of our transport, packaging & volunteer food.
We also need to provide gloves, masks, sanitizer’s etc. to the volunteers helping us run the campaign.
Each day that we are delayed due to lack of funds is another day that a family goes hungry.