YOU CAN SUPPORT COVID RELIEF EFFORTS IN INDIA THROUGH TWO PROJECTS!
In light of the human crisis in India due to COVID-19, the Sohum Global Foundation is partnering with FICCI- SEDF and other non profit groups to provide urgently needed aid. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry has a long established history of providing aid and empowering the local communities/ underserved populations, that their Corporate members are operating in. Through the FICCI Socio Economic Development Foundation (FICCI-SEDF), we are harnessing this vast network and mobilizing it to raise funds and produce medical supplies/equipment needed to bolster the staggering amount of Covid-infected Indians and help the overwhelmed medical community- from front line workers, to nurses, doctors and care givers. Please DONATE today! India has more than 1 billion people and the impact of this crisis is being felt worldwide. Only about 2% of the population is vaccinated and average cases of infections being reported daily is past 300,000. There has been and continues to be a wide spread loss of lives across the country due to lack of medical aid, recourse to hospital and ICU beds and even basic medications. There is a shortage of supplies further exacerbating the dire situation. Despite the hard work being put in by grass roots organizations and international foundations like us, the scope and scale of help needed is massive and each donation helps- whether in kind or by cash donations.
Project One-FICCI SEDF Fund Relief Fund
- FICCI–SEDF offers need-based Corporate Social Responsibility solutions to Corporates working in different business domains as well as a platform inviting social development projects for viable collaborations for social development. By offering validated and empaneled social development initiatives as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solutions to Corporates, FICCI–SEDF has adopted the role of an aggregator. FICCI – SEDF provides Corporates end to end planning and implementation of initiatives designed to cater to holistic development. This area of expertise is allowing us to facilitate more outreach efforts across the country, but more help is needed to effectively continue this effort. You can either use the donate link above or send a wire to the Sohum Global bank account . Please use reference code FICCI-SEDF on your memo when sending a wire.
If you or an organization you represent can help provide aid in any of the categories listed below please contact Devika Kamboh at info@SohumGlobalFoundation.org and we will expedite the coordination with FICCI-SEDF. Everyone can help by donating as each dollar donated can help towards saving a loved one, provide for an oxygen cylinder or a ventilator or enable someone to pay for home care given that hospitals are over-burdened in India.
Project Two- 10L Oxygen Concentrators for India- this project is now closed
- Funding Oxygen Concentrators for India. We are sourcing oxygen concentrators (OCs) for affected individuals and NGOs for different cities in India. This is to enable patients to get home care given the shortage of Hospital beds with OCs. If you would like to donate an OC for an impacted family please use this specific link as we are trying to send the first round to India by May 10th for distribution locally. We are only ordering 10 liter models that have general easy to use specs and have disposable masks and tubes so that more than one person can use it as needed. By sourcing these in bulk we are able to provide aid to individuals and families and avoid any price gauging tactics that may be used by local operators. Per unit price for these models is averaging 90,000 rupees ( 1,300 USD) which includes GST and delivery charges. If we are able to source a cheaper model it will allow for purchase of additional OCs per donation. You can either use the donate link here or send a wire to the Sohum Global bank account . Please use reference code OCINDIA on your memo when sending a wire.