India (2013) | Help in the Himalayas after Floods
Staff Distribute More than 500 kg of Supplies to Affected Families
In June 2013, the monsoon rains came earlier than expected in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, causing severe flooding. Thousands of people were swept to their deaths and entire villages were washed away, leaving many people homeless. IOT and IOT Anwesha immediately set up a joint project to quickly and efficiently provide help to villagers near the particularly hard-hit pilgrimage town of Kedarnath. Fundraising campaigns at the Mumbai and Vadora offices generated more than 500 kilograms of supplies and nearly 1,500 euros in donations. A group of volunteers from IOT Aneshwa set out on the long and arduous road to Uttarakhand and delivered materials including warm clothing, cereals, flashlights, cooking utensils, milk powder and chlorine tablets to 35 families in need in remote villages.