Indian-American nonprofit organization raises $ 1 million for COVID-19 relief efforts

WASHINGTON: Non-profit Indian-American, Indiaspora has raised $ 1 million to fight hunger among vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic in the US. USA And India, it was reported.

Its 'Chalogive for COVID-19' initiative met its initial target of $ 1 million, just 10 days after its launch after strong support from the Indian diaspora, the US Bazaar said in a report.

The contributions were sent to two beneficiary organizations: Feeding America in the United States and Goonj in India.

Feeding America has secured 4.7 million meals in the US through Indiaspora's initiative, as every $1 contributed secures 10 meals via the organization's network of 200 food banks, according to an official statement.

Goonj, who is using the funds to provide food, dry rations and hygiene kits to displaced migrant workers in parts of eighteen states of India, has been able to provide support to 106,000 migrants and their families through this initiative so far, according to the Indiaspora statement. .

Every $ 20 contributed to Goonj feeds a family of four for seven to 10 days.

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There was a great desire in our community to help during this crisis, and we provided an easy way to give. The Indian diaspora stood up and lived up to the occasion when the final moment of the trial came, the executive quoted the US Bazaar as saying. director of Indiaspora, as they say.

One of the biggest contributions to the initiative came from the Bay Area-based group of volunteers whose vision is to support grassroots charities around the world with a specific focus on education and healthcare.

Our twelve-member team is proud to support the ChaloGive fundraising initiative that helps us have a direct impact on those in need, said the president and founder of Aram Sei.

We feel fortunate to be able to make a difference in our home country and in the country that we have embraced and created our home.