How to help during India COVID surge

How to help with India’s covid situation:

India is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. The country recorded 352,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, breaking the record once again for the most cases recorded in a single day anywhere in the world since the beginning of the pandemic. By most accounts it seems the actual numbers might be much larger than what’s being reported. And unfortunately it could get worse from here. 

If you are in India, take all the necessary precautions. Maintain social distancing, wear masks and stay away from crowds as much as possible. 

Here are a few reliable institutions that you can donate to help out. 

Khalsa Aid has procured oxygen concentrators for people in Delhi and has delivered fire wood to overwhelmed cremation sites. They are currently appealing for donations for more oxygen machines.   

Hemkunt Foundation has been collecting oxygen tanks from various states in India, then giving them out for free to anyone who shows that they are in dire need. They are also receiving donations to keep expanding the help they are able to give. Here is where you can help:

Gurdwaras are trying to serve free food to all those affected with Corona. This is a video from Delhi but this is true throughout India.

Other avenues to help:

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While countries around the globe are sending aid, here are a few organizations you can donate to if you have the means:

Making the Difference is helping provide medical supplies for public hospitals and nursing homes in Mumbai as well as grocery and ration kits to daily wage earners. Details on how to donate here.

Rapid Response, India’s premier disaster-response and preparedness service, is seeking donations to provide dry food goods such as rice, dal, salt, and sugar to families across India. Details on how to donate here.

Breathe India, a fundraiser led by Indian Institutes of Technology alumni in conjunction with the SaveLife Foundation, is seeking donations to procure effective distribution of oxygen concentrators to hospitals in Delhi. Lack of supplemental oxygen is currently a massive problem amid the COVID surge in India. Details on how to donate here.

Seva Kitchen, a nonprofit in Nagpur, is seeking donations to provide meal kits for marginalized communities. More details on how to donate here.

Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET) has been creating and funding shelter homes for trans people in Delhi during the pandemic. Details on how to donate here.

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), a children’s rights organization based in India, is collecting donations to help children in poverty-stricken communities with access to meals and education. Details on how to donate can be found here.

HelpNow is an initiative led by young students in Mumbai to provide quick, 24/7 medical transportation. It is currently seeking donations to ensure adequate supplies and compensate its drivers. Details on how to donate here.

Give India, a crowdfunding nonprofit platform created to support India throughout the pandemic, is currently running fundraising campaigns for oxygen supply, food shortages, and women’s reproductive health amid the pandemic. Details on how to donate can be found here.