Friday, December 7, 2018

If you see a need; take the lead

Leading by example, the sole purpose of the A R Rahman Foundation is to serve the community, & stand with them in solidarity when they most need it while providing solace to the community with the disaster relief projects we undertake. This ideology is the motivation behind all the causes the foundation undertakes.

The Gaja Cyclone made a landfall in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu in the early hours of 16th November 2018 and did a catastrophic damage to several districts in the coastal areas surrounding Nagapattinam. With a recorded wind gust reaching at its highest of 180 km/hr in the district of Aadhirampattinam.

image courtesy: NewsTrack Live
The first responder team from the A R Rahman Foundation and The Bhoomika Trust visited the districts of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur during the months of November and December, 2018 to assess the damage and provide immediate relief.

Our first action was to provide relief and for that we put together a kit with essential supplies. These kits consisting of basic essentials were distributed in the cyclone hit areas of Tamil Nadu. A total of 762 families were provided relief through these kits. These families were spread across six villages that were most severely affected in the districts.
Image Courtesy: One India

We thank our team member Arokia Raj and the 'first-responder-team headed by Santosh Mathevan for helping the A R Rahman Foundation reach the initial life support to the devastated families. 

You can lead your society and community by example & with your constant support, our foundation can help those who are distressed. You can support our foundation and play your role to ensure the continuation of other disaster relief projects or support one of the many causes of the foundation by checking out this link.

- Vidhi G Bhanushali
Manager Sponsorship & Grant

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