208 of these deaths are entirely avoidable.
Hello reader. We are Anmol and Ishaan (pictured above), two colleagues working in a research and advisory company in Gurugram. Outside of work, Anmol likes volunteering with non-profit organisations and baking. Ishaan devotes his free time rescuing stray animals and travelling. Earlier this year, we joined forces to run a Covid-19 assistance platform connecting seekers with providers of scarce treatment resources.
As you may have guessed, we both have lost loved ones to road crashes. Anyone who has suffered the same misfortune knows how tragic it is to have the life of a family member or friend erased in an instant.
If you are only just finding out this statistic, you will be shocked to learn that as many as 50% of road crash deaths are easily preventable if victims receive immediate assistance. To us, this number is saddening and encouraging in equal measure. It angers us that precious life is lost from a lack of something as easily arrangeable as rapid trauma care, but it also sparks hope in us that we may not be as helpless as we may think.
So, the two of us have decided to do our bit by raising money for SaveLIFE Foundation.
SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. Through its efforts in Policy Advocacy and On-ground Intervention, SLF has already made a meaningful difference in making India’s roads safer.
Here’s the impact they have made so far:
- Secured protection of Good Samaritans
- Secured ban against the practice of carrying protruding rods
- Advocated for and worked with the government for the introduction of a national Road Safety Law.
- Convinced 67 Members of Parliament to sign two written appeals, giving bipartisan support for road safety
- Trained 3,000+ commercial drivers
- Trained 10,000+ first-responders
In fond memory of our loved ones, we have decided to time the close of this fundraiser to coincide with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It will not bring our loved ones back, but it can help save thousands from losing theirs.
Please help us contribute to this cause by donating to our campaign. More details on the usage of funds collected are below. Thank you.
■ Funds collected will be donated to SaveLIFE Foundation, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on improving road safety and emergency medical care across India.
■ We will be collecting funds from 7th November through 21st November, i.e. World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
■ The funds will be appropriated amongst the following uses by SaveLIFE Foundation:
More information on SaveLIFE Foundation and their work on their official website: https://savelifefoundation.org/