Four days back, we got together to do something for India in such an unprecedented crisis. Something as basic as oxygen seemed the bottleneck. We decided to get the concentrators for Delhi. We collaborated with SaveLife foundation, and started this fundraiser. We just wanted to get as many concentrators as we could. While we set up a vague number of 250 concentrators, little did we think on whether it was achievable.
Today, we are proud to share that we have been able to raise a whopping Rs. 1 lake (as of 5PM, 1st May) from the campaign. We have already confirmed orders for 185 concentrators and are finalizing the other 65 concentrators as I write. We expect the shipments to start arriving in Delhi from May 07-May 10th. The concentrators will be distributed to Delhi hospitals and COVID Care Centers based on the need in close coordination with the Delhi government. The remaining proceeds (about ~0.15Cr) will be utilized for buying more concentrators and other medical equipments.
We are now more motivated to expand our campaign to other geographies and ensure that the help reaches there. For the purpose, starting 5PM, April 30th, we are collaborating with Foundation, a Lucknow-based NGO which works with slum communities in eleven districts of UP. Right Walk Foundation will use the proceeds gained (after 5PM, April 30th) from the campaign in buying concentrators, cylinders, oximeter and other medical equipments as required. A collaboration with Right Walk will enable use to reach out to the less-privileged communities of UP.
A sincere thanks to SaveLife foundation for the tremendously smooth efforts in our phase-1 of the campaign. You inspire us, you really do!
It has just been the five of us, supported by a lovely community of yours. We are reaching out again for helping us achieve our targets in UP. The overall campaign target is being raised to 1Cr. We are confident that the outpouring support we have received will force us to raise this target further.
An important thing to keep in mind for foreign donors: Please transfer as much funds as you can through Indian accounts: they can be more quickly disbursed!
Thanks for all the love you have showered on us.