Cyclone Nisarga Fundraiser
On a fateful morning of June 3rd cyclone Nisarga struck the western coast of Maharastra in the Konkan region. It has affected over 1,500 villages mainly in the Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg districts. Thousands of people have lost their homes to the ravaging 100 mph winds and rain. The cyclone has left a harrowing trail of damaged houses, schools, and shops. Electricity lines were damaged leaving thousands without power. The restoration work in remote areas is taking a lot of time. Winds uprooted thousands of trees including plantations of Mango, Coconut, and Betel nut (Supari) which is the primary source of livelihood for many. People are now left with no roof on their homes, and no source of income to allow them to repair the damaged houses. With the onset of the monsoon season in the region it is only expected to make matters worse.
The cyclone will have a long lasting financial, economic, and emotional impact on the region and will need support over several years. For now our project is focused on providing initial relief and rebuilding community infrastructure such as schools and houses for the poor.
We should all come together and help rebuild this land in whatever way we can. No donation is too small – even a small contribution will go a long way to helping those in immediate need.
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