52k. That is the count of Covid-19 calamities in India in just the last 2 weeks alone. With the unofficial counts expected to be much higher, millions of families are devasted by the pandemic. Each one of us has lost someone in our close family or friends and at times both. While we can only extend our sympathies to each one of our losses, we still can pool our empathy towards helping folks trying to find help wherever they can.
With a projected uptick in the cases and a peak expected in June, it is time to act quickly and ramp up support to friends and families back in India. Wings Of Freedom is collaborating with United Way India to help raise funds for 2*10-bed ICU centers. One of the centers would be in the Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh and the 2nd would in a rural district of Telangana (Awaiting govt’s clearance for the exact district). It would cost INR 30 Lakhs/ $40K per ICU center.
These ICU centers would be equipped to decrease the stress on the current healthcare infrastructure and additionally act as quarantine centers, thus avoiding critical state treatments. Though small, these 2 ICU centers can potentially save thousands of lives, anchor hope in those communities and provide the much needed 2nd opportunity to all the donors in stopping the spread of this pain.
This Public-Private Partnership would have the peer donations supporting the initial purchase of the equipment and the govt administrations supplying the building, medical staff, clearances, and maintenance. The details of the ICU centers can be found in the images.
An ICU center will be set up within 2 weeks of reaching the goal of $40,000/center. The campaign page would be updated with pictures of progress once the goal is hit.
Wings of Freedom(https://www.facebook.com/svechhango) has already pledged $6,000 towards this cause.
Wings of Freedom/Svechha foundation have been helping the people in need for that past 15years by sponsoring children education through grants and construction of sanitary facilities, running orphanages and donated solar lamps to over 5000 families without electricity.
Svechha had taken up Covid relief activities both in India and USA during 2020. We donated to Nurses Inc and Feeding America through our US Non-profit.
100% of the donations will be donated to United Way India minus the Gofundme transaction fee. All the donations are exempted under Tax ID 80-0312699. If you need a receipt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org