Street Providence, Goa, the NGO that has been working wonders with the poor and needy has now teamed up with an NGO working at ground level in Kerala to help flood victims. “The situation in Kerala is sad and we can’t do much but pray and contribute in whatever way we can to reduce the suffering.”
Therefore Street Providence has set a target to send 1 lac litres of bottled and packaged drinking water and 10000 antiseptic soaps (Dettol or Savlon), 10000 medical dusting powder bottles (Clotrimazole / Abzorb) & 5000 sanitary pads (of any brand) to the affected areas in Kerala.
1 lac litres of packaged drinking water = 10 truckloads, each truckload holds 700 crates of 1-litre bottles. Therefore one truckload of packaged drinking water means that 8400 people can get 1 litre packaged drinking water each.
Having received a discounted rate from the owner of ‘Taan’ packaged bottle drinking water, the cost per truck to the various flood-affected destinations in Kerala is as below:
By Road to Calicut – Rs.81000/-, To Cochin – Rs.90000/-, To Kannur – Rs.80000/- and To Trivandrum – Rs.95000/-
(Street Providence is in the process of “raising resources to purchase and send the bottled drinking water to the above-affected areas”) Monetary help in the form of cheques or fund transfer by NEFT is the need of the hour.
With the flood situation worsening, the need for the following has arisen:
- Good blankets
- Plastic items
“We are creating storage facilities at convenient locations.” The above items should only be dropped off at the given facilities created for them and not at the food bank outlets.
“We are tying up with supermarket chains and other convenient outlets where things can be dropped except Clothes and other fabrics”.
Request to the people of Goa:
“This is the top most priority as of now to those people on Kerala. Please drop these items in any quantity at any of our food banks/storage facilities across Goa. We will not collect from your homes. Please do not drop Clothes or Bedsheets or towels at any of our Food Bank outlets. We are working on a list of items and provisions. We have approximately 10 days from today to help our fellow brethren in Kerala.”
Any clarification or questions, WhatsApp Donald Fernandes on 8380097564 / 7020314848.
(Donald requests that people do not call as the volunteers are always on the move and connectivity is a problem.)
All our volunteers across Goa please support this service.
No cash to be collected or to be given by anyone to any of our volunteers. We are accepting only in kind or direct bank transfers via NEFT.
Location of the Food Bank Fridges across Goa:
Assnora. St Clare Church
Colvale. St Francis of Assisi Church 9405152205
Siolim. Mae De Deus Chapel, Gaunsavaddo 8805043638
Siolim. Succour house 8805602898
Aldona. Nxt to St Rita Chapel Carona 9850365139
Sangolda. Chogm road. Nr Mahindra showroom 8380097564
Porvorim. Gauri petrol pump 9921939797
Nagoa. Craving bakery 8805309016
Mapusa. Mercy home, near Carasid .8806126295
Saligao. Sanjoe Niwas, Sonarbhat 8888616203
Pompurba. St Elizabeth convent 08322295218
Arambol. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 9822581460
Pernem. St Joseph Church 9820614033
BICHOLIM – Our Lady of Grace Church 7083039949
PONDA – St Mary Convent 8459995729
Pilar. Pilar College of Arts & commerce 9822177441
Bambolim. Shrine / Cross on the highway 9822984091
Caranzalem. Peace heaven convent 08322464870
Azossim. St Mathew church 9158440364
Old Goa. convent of the lady of the Angels 9767237266
St Inez. St Agnes Church 9822489189
Panjim. Immaculate Conception Church 9822686287
Panjim. Institute Piedade
Altinho. Bishop’s House 9822103474
Vasco. HP Fuel Point petrol pump 9822127899
Vasco. Cafe Dom Pedros fish market 9890191147
Cortalim. Mr Jacinto
Tilamol. Our Lady Mother of the poor Church 9421156145
Margao. Lar de Santa Terezinha Pajifond 9850152860
Margao. Lar de Santa Clara op Borcar Hospital 8606310169
Benaulim. Divine Providence Convent Cana Benaulim
Assolna. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church 7507390034
Velim. Naibaga Velim. 7350537035