#IndiaStayStrong | Milaap
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    Saket Sarraf
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    COVID19 Tier 2 Cities

    from India

Tax benefits for INR donations will be issued by The Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Ahmedabad Foundation

Call for Action -- Help India Fight its Battle Against Covid!

**** TARGET: We need to raise Rs. 50 lakhs by May 20th to place an order for 100 oxygen concentrators/essential supplies. 
We are raising INR 15 lakhs ($20,000) here and $50,000 on GoFundMe (U.S.) ***  

We will update target demand based on a dynamic assessment of needs on the ground.  

India is battling the worst crisis it has ever seen. Fathers, mothers, relatives, friends are dying for want of adequate medical care as Covid continues to crush the nation.
In addition to your prayers, India needs Oxygen and it needs it NOW!  Oxygen concentrators, generators and cylinders are needed desperately and immediately as supplemental oxygen can help patients in serious conditions breathe while they are waiting for better care. But it does not end there, the country needs a range of medical equipment and supplies such as beds, oximeters, thermometers, flowmeters, PPE kits, as well as vitamins and medications, and the needs will continue to evolve as the pandemic rages across the country.
We need to do our part and we need to do it NOW! Most of the international support is focused on large cities so far. We have chosen to work with Tier 2 cities with limited access where the ground situation is deteriorating fast.

Our team is assessing the demand situation through our ground-level contacts and adapting what and where to send support in real-time. Currently the most urgent requests we have are for oxygen concentrators in Tier 2 cities including  Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Bhopal and Patna.  We have identified suppliers in the US, EU and China and are prioritizing your initial donations to urgently send equipment to one or more of the following organizations including-
~ Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Ahmedabad Foundation (Ahmedabad)
~ The Optimist Citizen, an NGO (Bhopal)
~ Rotary Club of Patliputra, Rotary District 3250 (Patna, for further distribution to cities and towns across Bihar and Jharkhand)
~ Kanpur Parivartan Forum, Kanpur

Our trusted logistics partner Brring Integrated Logistics will manage door-to-door delivery from the supplier warehouses, through customs, to reach each recipient organization.
To help ensure effective use of your generous donations, recipient organizations are strongly encouraged to cost-share based on ability.

Donors in India Donations through this campaign will go to Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Ahmedabad Foundation (RCCA), a registered not-for-profit Trust. RCCA is working with the team to facilitate distribution of supplies procured through this fund to authentic, verified ground level organizations in Tier 2 cities. Your donations are tax deductible under section 80G in India. Make sure to share your contact details to receive 80G certificate. NRIs are requested to pay through their NRO account since foreign funds cannot be used to procure supplies for NGOs in India (per FRCA rules).
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Donors in the U.S.A.  If you are based in the US, we have partnered with Embers International  (EIN 81-4644695), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in this effort. Your donations are tax deductible in the U.S. as allowed under the IRS guidelines. Please follow this link to make donations in the US

This is a volunteer initiative by a group of individuals in India, the US and Singapore.  To ensure your donations reach the beneficiaries quickly and securely, our team - with the support of trusted and verified organizations in our networks - is personally organizing and overseeing every detail of the chain: identifying demand, doing direct outreach with NGOs and hospitals, organizing cross-border and last-mile logistics to ensure the equipment and supplies reach beneficiaries, fundraising and procuring directly.
Ruchira Shukla , Regional Lead, Disruptive Technologies, IFC, World Bank Group; IIT Delhi; IIM Ahmedabad
Poonam Mulherkar, Director, Pfizer Inc.; IIT Delhi; Univ of Cincinnati
Rahul Shukla , Tech/Sustainability start-up advisor; Former PE valuation head at Wellington Management; IIT Varanasi; Wharton, Univ. of Pennsylvania  
Inderbir Singh Dhingra, Chief Investment Officer, IFC, World Bank; SRCC; IIM Ahmedabad
Dr Saket Sarraf , Founder, ps Collective, India. Policy research and analysis; IIT Kharagpur; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Lopa Shah , Senior Investment Officer, IFC, World Bank Group; Wharton; University of Pennsylvania

Thank you for your support! 

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