Home Press Release Delhi-based NGO Executed Covid Relief Drive for Marginalized Communities in Rajasthan
In its commitment to provide essential aid to those in need, Delhi-based NGO, Wishes and Blessings executed a ration relief drive for the marginalized communities and underprivileged families in Dholpur district of Rajasthan.
Approximately 100 people identifying with the transgender community, Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) and underprivileged families were provided with essential ration support under this drive. This drive was executed under Phase VI of NGO’s Covid Relief Project, “Dabba Bhara Hai”.All the safety norms concerning the Covid-19 pandemic were strictly followed throughout this relief drive.
“Due to an upsurge in Covid-19 cases since January 2022, we at Wishes and Blessings decided to launch Phase VI of our Covid Relief Project with our new campaign ‘Dabba Bhara Hai’. Through this endeavor, we are striving to ensure that food resources remain available to the marginalized and the underprivileged in these critical times. As a society, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that nobody goes to sleep on an empty stomach, irrespective of their gender identity, occupation, religion and other social distinctions,” says Dr. Geetanjali Chopra, Founder and President, Wishes and Blessings
“The third corona wave has been ruthless on us to say the least. We had been left devoid of basic survival resources in these tough times, including food and sanitary material. This is largely due to the unfortunate pre-existing social stigma associated with our community. We are grateful for the Wishes and Blessings team for reaching out to us and providing us with ration and hygiene kits. We really appreciate this act of kindness and give our blessings to the organization and Dr. Geetanjali Chopra,” says Devika, Representative of the Transgender Community, Dholpur, Rajasthan.
Each ration kit is sufficient to fulfill the needs of a family of 5 members for 2 weeks and includes rice, pulses, aata (flour), sugar, soya, spices, oil, masks, soaps, etc. Wishes and Blessings representatives and on-ground team ensured that the distribution of ration kits took place properly with strict social distancing. Through their Covid Relief Project, Wishes and Blessings has been providing immediate and long term aid to the people in need since March 2020.
The Wishes and Blessings Covid Relief Project was officially launched on day 1 of the lockdown i.e. 25th March 2020 and provided relief and aid in 8 states across India. Since then, the team has served over 30,00,000 meals, distributed 80,000 dry ration kits, and provided 30,000 hygiene kits to the beneficiaries. Wishes and Blessings had launched the WB Ambulances for Covid Relief Project in August 2020 wherein free transport was provided to the underprivileged to reach treatment centres and execute tests in quarantine zones. Currently, the Covid Relief Project is active in 3 states- Delhi, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, and aims at fulfilling immediate and long-term requirements of the needy and destitute affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
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