A Message from the President
I would like to thank you for empowering the underprivileged people of India and Nepal. Because of your compassion, thousands of people lived better lives in 2013 than they have ever before.
Posted on July 12, 2013 by Melissa
More than 3 weeks after heavy rains and landslides hit Uttarakhand, thousands of villagers still lack proper food, medicine, and shelter. Just yesterday, seven people were killed in Chamoli when their house collapsed. The official death toll is over 5,300 but rising. Over 6,000 are missing.
We are proud to announce a new healthcare program, our very first in Nepal! Our local partner, Public Health Concern Trust, is an internationally-recognized NGO which brings cutting-edge healthcare to Nepal’s most marginalized people. Its medical school in Kathmandu is one of the best in the country.
While we look forward to celebrating and enjoying the Thanksgiving, Holidays, and the New Year, let us rededicate ourselves to the IDRF motto, Service to Society is Service to God, and extend a helping hand to the needy and the downtrodden to the best of our ability. IDRF strives to help them realize their full potential and lead a life with dignity and self-esteem. IDRF remains committed to make grants to the grassroots, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) managed by dedicated volunteers in India.
Dear IDRF Donor/Supporter,
On behalf of thousands of beneficiaries in India - deprived of basic human needs, we express our deepest gratitude for your generosity and support to IDRF. It is your continued trust in IDRF that has enabled our partners - grassroots, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India - to make a significant contribution for a sustainable socioeconomic development of economically weak and/or socially backward people.
No. of Mandals: 22
No. Of villages affected: 450
No. of people rescued: 1500
No. of people in relief camps: 5,000
No. of volunteers on field: 750
No. of people who prepared food packets: 10000
No. Of food packets:
Water Packets: 10,00,000
Medical Camps: 5
No. Of doctors: 10
At least 130 people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring Karnataka due to floods resulting from heavy rains since Wednesday (1st Oct).
At least 130 people have been killed in Karnataka and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in heavy rain since Wednesday and army boats and air force helicopters Friday began to rescue hundreds of people marooned at several places. Hundreds of people in the two states were trapped in flood waters and were waiting on rooftops and higher places to be rescued. Thousands more have been rendered homeless. Over 40,000 houses have been damaged,' a spokesperson for the Karnataka revenue ministry told IANS. He said five helicopters and 40 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operartions.
Let the IDRF motto, Service to Society is Service to God, be embraced by each one of us, pledging to serve the needy and the downtrodden to the best of our ability. IDRF strives to help the people realize their full potential and lead a life with dignity and self-esteem. IDRF remains committed to remit 100% of your contributions to the grassroots, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in India. IDRF has submitted to IRS all its annual tax returns (Form 990) since its inception in 1988.
The recent terrorist attack in Mumbai has once again impelled the NRI community to revitalize the Special Fund, established by IDRF following the 1999 Kargil War. The Fund was named MNIF (Martyrs for National Integration Fund). Thanks to the confidence in IDRF reposed by the community and the sustained dedication of our volunteers, IDRF has made grants totaling $331,875 towards the relief, rehabilitation and self-empowerment of the War/Terrorism/Militancy affected families of soldiers/security personnel, etc.
The flood situation in Bihar, India, this year has been the worst in the living memory, leaving thousands dead and rendering homeless and destroying crops, cattle and property worth billions. The hapless victims of this catastrophe are in dire need of helping hand and will have to begin their lives from scratch when the flood waters recede.
The Kosi River, sometimes called the 'Sorrow of Bihar', changed its course after almost two centuries following a breach in an embankment upstream in Nepal, inundating 14 districts of Bihar.
RANI DURGAWATI GIRL'S HOSTEL
BAKULTALA , ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
The project has been totally sponsored by IDRF - USA & was taken up as a rehabilitation project after the tsunami incident. Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, a highly reputed NGO in India shouldered the responsibility to complete this project , to promote & empower young girls & women of the tribal community of Andaman & Nicobar Islands & help rehabilitate the tsunami victims.
Report from Seva Bharati, Gujarat
Report from Seva Bharati, Gujarat
Report by Navin Prasad (India)
Surat, the industrial city in Gujarat with more than 35 lakh people, is facing an unprecedented natural disaster and still remains marooned after water from the raging Tapti river flooded it.
More than seven lakh people are marooned on terraces and on high grounds are desperately waiting for help.
There are shortages of drinking water and food. The transport system between Ahmedabad and Surat has virtually snapped because of the floods.
Keechankuppam was the worst affected Village in entire Tamilnadu in the Tsunami tragedy. More than 3000 lives were lost in this village alone and the entire village was completely destroyed.
List of IDRF Supported Tsunami Rehabilitation NGOs/Projects
An earthquake of devastating intensity hit northern region on 08-10-2005 at 9:20 AM. causing havoc. Its effect was felt in almost the whole state & northern central areas of India. Just after the tremors a team of consisting of few workers of SEWA BHARTI made a detailed survey of the areas from LEH- SRINAGAR,URI and POONCH in Jammu region, in which thousand of houses collapsed, more than 1300 people lost their precious life and hundred of thousand rendered homeless and facing bitter winter.
The details study made by the team is under:
On 8th October 2005 at 9:25 AM North India & POK were rocked by earth quake of 7.6 richer scale intensity J&K is most effected state in India. Sewa Bharti team visited the inaccessible areas along the LOC of J&K state, the detailed report already sent to you.
Fresh strong tremors and also the drop in temperature both hamper the relief and rehabilitation work in earth Quake ravaged J&K.
Issued by Mukund M Kute, email@example.com , Phone: 215-661-9283
IDRF Raising funds for South Asian Earthquake Victims
Answering the calls of help by victims of massive natural disasters like earthquake in South Asia (Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) area of this state), IDRF is appealing donors to come forward with their generous donations for the relief and rehabilitation of unfortunate victims.
IDRF will make every attempt to channel your donations thru Indian NGOS, India Army Welfare Funds, …
- More than 30,000 dead and thousands more injured (October 9, 2005)
- Entire villages and towns flattened across India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
- Balakot (Pakistan), Muzaffarabad (PoK, epicenter) are among the most affected
"My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this horrible tragedy," - said Bush
DONATIONS ARE REQUESTED FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF & LONG-TERM REHABILITATION
IDRF will disburse funds raised to grass roots NGOs in Asia with minimal overhead expenses " Donate online at www.idrf.org "