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Street Providence requests help for flood affected victims in Kerala

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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.”

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Kerala Floods, August 2018 Pic. Credit: Google NDTV

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.

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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:

  1. Good blankets
  2. Bedsheets
  3. Towels
  4. Clothes
  5. Utensils
  6. Cutlery
  7. Plastic items
  8. Pampers
  9. Medicines

“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:

BARDEZ

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

PERNEM

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

TISWADI

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

MARMUGAO

Vasco.                HP Fuel Point petrol pump 9822127899

Vasco.               Cafe Dom Pedros fish market 9890191147

Cortalim.           Mr Jacinto

QUEPEM

Tilamol.            Our Lady Mother of the poor Church 9421156145

SALCETTE

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

Please let’s stand with those suffering in Kerala.

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