The Hope Kolkata Foundation Strives – With The Help Of Partner Organization – To Create A Just And Equitable Society Where People Can Live A Quality Life With Dignity.
The Hope Kolkata Foundation (HKF) was established in Febraury 1999 for the protection and development of children on the street and in difficult circumstances.
During this crisis caused due to pandemic Corona Virus. Many people have no savings and no way to purchase food or medical care, not to mention personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, or other means of guarding against the spread of COVID-19. We are also working for the Amphan effected people in kolkata.
Thankfully, the Indian government is offering aid, including subsidizing grain and delaying tax deadlines, and good Samaritan citizens are stepping forward to help. But a huge burden is being placed on Non-profit organizations, as well. HOPE Foundation is one such NGO, with operations in Kolkata (Calcutta). Under normal circumstances, the organization runs a hospital for low-income people and several homes for former street children, along with other initiatives.
Cyclone Amphan which ravaged the city of Kolkata and the North 24 and South 24 Parganas in Bengal on the 20th of May 2020 has scarred many a lives and destroyed livelihoods.
Amphan has affected a population of 6 crores with a death toll of 87 people, 8.5 lakhs people had to evacuate their homes,160 km of embankment has been wiped out, Houses damaged -10 Lakh , electric poles damaged- 4.5Lakh , Farmland damaged- 10.5 lakh hectares, Fisheries damaged- 58000 hectares, Road damaged 317 km in the city and 4710km rural roads, culverts damaged 300, jetties damaged 2 lakh, schools damaged 1.1lakh, cattle, and poultry dead 9 lakhs. ( source TOI 28th May 2020)
But the emergency team of Hope Kolkata Foundation has been working tirelessly both in urban and rural areas and is ensuring that the necessary relief materials are being handed over to the affected families .However ,there is still a huge scarcity of clean water and basic amenities and many don't have food to eat.They are uncertain of their future and all that can be seen on their faces is despair and hopelessness!There are many more families and individuals to be reached out to during this hour of crisis!
The HOPE Hospital and protection homes are fully operational at present, although they require donations to keep up and running. (To protect its healthcare workers, HOPE is providing them with Personal Protective Equipment packs.)
Starting from the beginning of shelter-in-place, HOPE volunteers and staff members ventured into desperate communities in the slums and on the streets of Kolkata. So far, they have given out close to 2,000 food packs and distributed 300 cooked meals as well as 200 sanitation kits to slum and street dwellers in order to provide needed assistance and slow down the spread of the virus.
We HOPE to continue our efforts, to provide food and sanitary kits, Here is how the funds will be utilized,
The Sanitary Kits - Sanitizer, Masks and Soap
Food Basket - Rice, Dal, fruits, spices and vegetables.
No activity can be accomplished alone and continuous effort by our well wishers and friends can only make us reach our target.
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We are grateful for your help!