North Karnataka is struggling to counter the impact of heavy rains. Although things are not currently easy out there, Bengalureans are trying everything possible to help those residing in the affected areas. Corporates and volunteers have already started providing various supplies and relief funds to help the victims.
Infosys’ Social Responsibility Arm Donates 10 Crore
The corporate social responsibility arm (CSR) of IT company Infosys have donated 10 crores to the relief work. The volunteers are also conducting relief operations in the affected areas such as Bagalkot, Raichur, and surrounding villages. They are providing basic utilities like food items, water, medical kits, clothing to those in distress.
A team of 10 citizens that first started as a WhatsApp group of friends from North Karnataka is also trying to do its bit. Vikas Kulkarni, a 36-YO mechanical engineer from Dharwad says, “We are a group of 25-36-year-olds and since we’re from North Karnataka, we decided to distribute relief by transporting it ourselves. We received a huge response and received supplies such as water bottles, rice, dal, biscuits, medicines, clothes, blankets, sanitary pads, diapers and so on.”
Team To Cover Major Affected Areas
The team of these young people is also planning to travel in all the major flood-affected areas of North Karnataka including Dharwad, Khanapur, Belgaum, and surrounding villages. More than 50 volunteers of Samskruthi Charitable Trust have started collecting materials that will fulfill the basic needs of people currently trapped in the flood-affected areas under the #SAVE NORTH KARNATAKA label.
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The volunteers have decided to hand over these materials to the shelter houses and people in flood-stricken areas. According to Jithendra P who has been serving as a volunteer since more than 15 years stated that a team of 10 people has reached areas such as Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, and Hubballi to survey the requirements of relief centers and accordingly provide what is needed.