Relief Services : A Brief Report as on 1 March 2022

Flood Relief

West Bengal

In the wake of floods in some parts of Howrah district in October, Belgharia centre distributed 4100 kg rice flakes, 2050 kg pulses, 1025 kg soya chunks, 2050 kg gram, 2050 litres cooking oil, 4100 packets of biscuits, 410 kg milk powder, 4100 kg sugar, 2050 saris, 2050 lungis and 4100 bars of soap among 2050 families from 31 October to 9 January.

COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Services

Gujarat

Rajkot centre distributed 600 kg rice, 600 kg wheat flour, 200 kg pulses, 200 litres cooking oil, 60 kg assorted spices, 200 kg salt, 50 kg tea powder, 200 kg sugar and 200 face masks among 200 families in Rajkot district on 31 January and 1 February.  The centre also distributed 700 face masks and 25 litres hand sanitizer among the students in Jamnagar and Rajkot districts on 21 February.

Tamil Nadu

Malliankaranai centre distributed 9600 kg rice, 192 kg pulses, 38 kg mustard seeds, 384 kg salt and 192 litres cooking oil among 384 families in Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts from 1 to 6 February.

Phoenix centre, along with its sub-centre in Johannesburg, distributed 1400 kg rice, 200 kg maize meal, 100 kg cereals, 1000 kg pulses, 1700 kg assorted vegetables, 75 kg noodles, 100 kg assorted spices, 100 kg salt, 750 litres cooking oil, 450 cans of tinned food, 30 kg soup powder, 20,000 tea bags, 200 litres milk, 200 kg sugar, 4606 breakfast cereal sachets, 980 packets of biscuits, 1200 loaves of bread, 400 matchboxes, 400 bars of soap, 200 tubes of toothpaste, 480 adult napkins and a wheelchair among 200 families in February.  The centre also provided a litre of milk and a loaf of bread each to 20 families thrice a week, and cooking gas cylinders to 14 families.

Bangladesh

A major fire broke out in the vicinity of our Habiganj centre on 15 February and burned down several houses.  Habiganj centre extended a helping hand by distributing 50 kg rice, 10 kg pulses, 50 kg potatoes, 10 litres cooking oil, 10 kg salt, 10 mattresses, 10 blankets, 10 saris, 10 lungis and 10 sets of utensils (each set containing 2 cooking pots, a ladle, 2 plates, a glass and a water pot) among the 10 affected families on 17 February.

The following centres distributed blankets and winter garments, shown against their names, to needy people:

Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati: 500 blankets from 25 October to 20 February.

Asansol: 500 shawls and 500 pairs of socks on 4 February.

Bankura: 1220 blankets from 22 December to 4 February.

Baranagar Mission, Kolkata: 500 blankets from 14 November to 9 January.

Belgharia, Kolkata: 1025 blankets and 180 jackets from 10 September to 9 January.

Bilaspur: 500 blankets from 20 November to 26 December.

Chandipur: 1000 blankets from 15 to 29 January.

Dehradun: 500 blankets from 15 December to 9 January.

Digboi: 42 blankets and 42 shawls from 11 to 16 February.

Gadadhar Ashrama, Kolkata: 100 blankets on 8 February.

Garbeta: 200 blankets on 23 and 24 December.

Gourhati: 60 blankets from 3 January to 13 February.

Ichapur: 500 blankets from 6 October to 23 January.

Jalpaiguri: 2769 blankets from 13 December to 14 February.

Kankurgachhi, Kolkata: 100 blankets on 13 February.

Kanpur: 542 blankets from 14 January to 9 February.

Mumbai: 1000 blankets from 14 to 26 December.

Mysuru: 500 blankets from 8 December to 30 January.

Puri Math: 525 blankets from 23 January to 20 February.

Rahara: 247 blankets, 12 shawls and 63 sweaters from 2 to 21 January.

Saradapitha: 500 blankets from 21 November to 22 January.

Sargachhi: 500 blankets from 14 January to 10 February.

SikraKulingram: 500 blankets from 4 January to 16 February.

Taki: 700 blankets from 30 January to 14 February.

Varanasi Advaita Ashrama: 73 blankets from 14 October to 12 January.

Visakhapatnam: 35 blankets on 6 February.

Bagerhat: 70 shawls and 60 blankets from 12 January to 23 February.

Chittagong: 65 blankets from 25 December to 10 February.

The following centres distributed blankets and winter garments, shown against their names, to needy people:

India

Belgharia, Kolkata: 250 saris from 10 September to 9 January.

Bilaspur: 50 saris from 5 to 24 December.

Darjeeling: 1050 kg rice, 225 kg pulses, 75 kg soya chunks, 150 litres cooking oil, 75 kg gram, 150 kg salt, 50 kg assorted spices, 38 kg semolina, 150 packets of biscuits, 150 kg sugar, 11 kg noodles, 150 bars of bathing soap, 150 bars of dishwashing soap and 150 bars of cloth washing soap from 24 January to 20 February.

Davanagere: 70 saris on 30 January.

Dehradun: 192 shirts, 699 T-shirts and 345 blazers from 26 June to 6 August.

Garbeta: 150 saris and 150 lungis on 6 and 7 October.

Guwahati: 69 saris, 500 lungis, 7 cooking pots, 7 khuntis (cooking spuds), 43 buckets and 43 mugs from 23 to 30 January.

Headquarters (through Baganchra Ashrama): 58 saris and 18 dhotis on 22 December.

Ichapur: 500 saris from 6 October to 23 January.

Jalpaiguri: 572 saris and 500 lungis from 7 October to 14 February. Also, 500 saris from 6 to 8 October through Sahudangi Hat Ashrama.

Jamshedpur: 500 saris from 28 January to 8 February.

Jayrambati: 200 kg pulses, 100 litres cooking oil, 30 kg assorted spices, 100 bottles of hair oil, 100 bars of bathing soap, 100 bars of cloth washing soap, 100 kg detergent powder, 100 saris, 100 towels and 100 face masks on 20 February.

Kankurgachhi, Kolkata: 280 textbooks, 359 sets of school uniforms, 200 saris, 100 dhotis and 1640 assorted gift items from 8 to 20 February.

Kathamrita Bhavan, Kolkata: 200 saris from 18 to 20 September.

Malliankaranai: 4500 packets of biscuits from 9 to 12 February.

Manasadwip: 6192 packets of biscuits from 18 to 26 February.

Puri Math: 500 saris from 23 January to 20 February.

Rahara: 4 mosquito nets and 22 saris from 2 to 9 January.

Rajkot: 750 shirts on 21 February.

Saradapitha, Belur: 50 dhotis on 24 and 25 November.

SikraKulingram: 300 saris and 200 lungis from 30 September to 30 January.

Varanasi Advaita Ashrama: 22 saris from 14 October to 29 January.

Visakhapatnam: 140 kg pulses, 35 kg rajma, 7 kg assorted spices, 35 litres cooking oil, 70 kg sugar, 35 bars of bathing soap, 70 ladies’ garments, 60 gents’ garments, 50 towels, 51 saris and 35 tiffin boxes on 6 February.

Fiji

140 school bags, 120 kindergarten chairs, 8 first aid cabinets, 62 textbooks, 50 sets of sports uniforms and a projector screen on 25 February.

South Africa

Phoenix: 1000 geometry boxes, 8 sets of school uniforms, 26 pairs of shoes and 2 scientific calculators in February.

Cyclone Rehabilitation

West Bengal

As part of the Cyclone Yaas (May 2021) rehabilitation project, Contai centre provided 6000 bricks, 100 bags of cement, 420 cubic feet sand, 50 cubic feet stone chips and 35 iron bars to a poor person at Ariakhali in Purba Medinipur district on 27 December to reconstruct his damaged house.

Distress Rehabilitation

Jharkhand

Ranchi Morabadi centre set up 12 drinking water plants in Ranchi district from November to February.  Of these, ten plants are located in villages, one in a slum and one on the centre’s campus.

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