Support Sanitation Workers in Second Wave of COVID-19 | Milaap
Support Sanitation Workers in Second Wave of COVID-19
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  • Waste

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    Waste Warriors
  • SW

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sanitation Workers

    from Dehradun, Uttarakhand

80G tax benefits for INR donations

With the whole country struggling through the second wave of COVID-19 and with continued disruption of livelihood due to imposed lockdowns, Waste Warriors Society is committed to standing by our sanitation workers in this time of grave crisis. A major part of livelihood for these workers and their families are daily wages and the sale of recyclables, which is not only a high-risk job but to a huge extent has completely come to a standstill. These workers do not have the choice of staying back home and hence are exposed to a maximum risk of getting contaminated and also further spreading the virus without proper protective and sanitation materials.

Now more than ever, these frontline workers need the support of not only food but also basic medical supplies. We are reaching out to more and more people to raise funds so that our team can provide daily necessities to 3600+ Safaai Saathis across Dehradun, Dharamshala, Corbett, and Rishikesh. This includes, most importantly, dry food rations and medical kits. 

Each Dry Ration Kit costs 1046 INR and contains
- Aata (10kgs)
- Refined oil (1ltr)
- Sugar (1kg) 
- Salt (1kg)
- Rice (5kgs)
- Daal (1kg) 
- Turmeric (100gms)
- Cumin (100 gms)
- Potato (1kg) 
- Onion (1kg)
- Dettol Soap
- Sanitizer 

and each Medical Kit costs 1259 INR and contains 
- 1 Pulse Oximeter
- 1 Thermometer
- Paracetamol (650mg) - 15 Tabs
- Pantoprazole (40mg) - 10 Tabs
- Zinc (50mg) - 15 Tabs
- Multi-vitamins - 15 Tabs
- Sanitizer
- 2 Masks
- 1 Soap Dispenser

We have consulted with doctors on the medical supplies in our kits and have partnered with local authorities to carry on our relief work maintaining all the COVID norms.

With little or no income, the dry food rations will help our workers and their families to maintain a decent level of nutrition to maintain a healthier life, till the situation reaches some normalcy. There is always a high chance of these workers getting exposed to the virus while collecting waste that might be infected due to improper disposal of masks, tissues, and medical wastes from various establishments. The medical kits that will be provided will help them check on their health on a regular basis if they need to carry on their work handling waste.

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