Organisations, NGOs, residents send relief material for J&K flood victims

Collection camps have been organised at a number of places which will continue till September 12.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: September 11, 2014 4:22 am
Relief material being loaded into trucks at the Army station in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Source: IE phot by Gurmeet Singh) Relief material being loaded into trucks at the Army station in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Source: IE phot by Gurmeet Singh)

To help flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, Ludhiana residents have joined hands. The Army headquaters had issued an appeal on Tuesday. Help from all over poured in on Wednesday with the Army loading seven trucks with more than 30 tonnes of relief material.
The donations came from corporate organisations, individual donors and a number of NGOs. More donations are pouring in and they will be sent to the affected areas in the coming days. The items included over 2.4 lakh litres of mineral water, as many as 774 blankets, baby food, biscuits, pulses, candles, match sticks among others.

The main organisations that made generous donations were Coca Cola, Apollo hospital,  Oswal hospital, oswal knitwears, Hero cycles, cremics biscuits, Kendriya Vidhayala Baddowal,  Yellow chillies and hot breads, and many local residents.

Apart from this, collection camps have been organised at a number of places which will continue till September 12.

Meanwhile, donation camps have also been set up at HSBC bank. And the same was done at Sarabha Nagar market as well where Yellow Chilli- an eating joint has also pasted messages in the market to start relief material collection drive. Not only this, Goonj an NGO has also asked people to contribute for the cause. More trucks will be sent as and when more relief material is collected, said Colonel Anil Sibal.
Meanwhile, worried relatives are still struggling to call their near and dear ones in Srinagar. Richa, a resident of Dugri said that her uncle’s family is stuck in flood-hit area.

She added, “We spoke to them two days back and they had said that they were at high altitudes but their houses were under water, but now we are not able to communicate with them.”

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