Help Devasted Families from Cyclone Fani

Hi - we are twin sisters studying 10th grade. My parents hail from the state of Odisha in India. On May 3rd 2019, #CycloneFani made landfall in the state with the two primary cities of Bhubaneswar and Puri experiencing the brunt of the storm.

Our maternal grandmother who lives alone in Bhubaneswar and many people like her had harrowing experiences (and continue to experience hardship for lack of electricity/drinking water and basic services). Even worse affected are the daily wage earners and people living in thatched houses and less concrete buildings which were completely destroyed and they lost their life's savings and one key element of their ability to survive - a roof over their head. Farmers lost their produce that would have fed their family and provided them the income for the next crop.

Watching the live news of the devastation along with our parents made us realize that these people need HELP. A lot of it. It does not matter how many different entities - the Government, NGOs and social organizations provide relief it will still not be enough.

This is our endeavor to support the cause. We will be going to India during our summer break and we wish to personally visit the affected families and be able to provide whatever little support we can and your generous contributions will help.
We will be personally visiting these effected areas in June and would be seeking out people who are in need and handing them over funds to assist them. 


My parents have been a part of a welfare organization called "Patitapaban Seva Sangh" that houses over 200 differently abled boys and girls and natural calamities like this also cause their funding to be effected. Some of the funds would be going towards this organization called Patitapaban Seva Sangh. http://patitapabanss.org.

This is our first project of this nature. This is a personal initiative and we do not have prior experience so please ask us of any questions you wish to ask and we will do our best to answer all questions.

For more details on the organization Patitapaban Seva Sangh, please visit:
http://patitapabanss.org/index.html

For additional news coverage about Cyclone Fani:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=z1qi5StXXig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexJtVHIojU


Thank you in advance.

Tanvi & Tanya
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