At the railway station, 7-year-old raj was with his mother when suddenly his thought process absorbed his mind fully and he lost track of her. The young boy was trembling in fear looking for her everywhere and when his eyes finally reached her all he could see was her on the train and the train leaving.
The apprehension rendered him speechless with tears rolling down his cheeks. His eyes caught a ray of sunlight and oh it was a dream. Now relieved, Raj didn't know what fate had in store for him. He went towards his lobby only to witness his grandparents crying bitterly, too much to process for a 7 year old. He asked for his mother to which his grandma responded by hugging him tightly. His mother had succumbed to the coronavirus. Incidents like this ingrain within us a deep fear of losing our loved ones. Several hundreds of children are losing their parents just like Raj.
Daily wage workers have lost their jobs to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Their savings have exhausted with no money left for bare survival. With shattered neighborhoods, they are forced to return to their villages. In such a desperate time, they tend to seek refuge in humanity. This is a fundraiser for supporting these children and workers. I strongly urge well-off households to donate for the cause of the less fortunate.
The gesture of donating can make this fundraiser more successful rather than the amount being donated. Our primary target is to reach $500 but the focus is to aim for as high as possible. In such a devastating situation, we as fellow citizens can work towards the upliftment of our society in whatever way possible, together we can garner necessary support and resources and reduce the atrocities of the severely affected. In no way can the provision of financial support compensate their loss but can count as a ray of light.