While the world sits riveted with the tidal wave of hype created by Hurricane Gustav in New Orleans… three million of our own countrymen/women lie in the throes of despair and neglect. Since the Kosi burst its banks sometime ago – a major portion of northern Bihar has been flooded – and millions of people have been displaced. Entire villages and communities have been washed away…with more than 1 lakh hectares of farming land destroyed. The situation is grave – and the human toll is unknown.
You can help.
Goonj, an NGO is collecting old clothes and other necessary items, for the Bihar flood victims. In the organization I work for, they have donation boxes in the cafeteria. Maybe your organization has something similar. If not you can get in touch with them directly and ask them how you can contribute.
You can find their contacts at www.goonj.org. There are a couple of direct email ids I found there – you can write to them directly too:
You can help…and make good use of your old stuff. 😉