India COVID-19 Resource Share

Please help if you can

Dear readers,
The frequency of my newsletters this past month has been more than usual. But I felt an urgency to speak about the COVID crisis in India as it is affecting my family abroad.
As I feel New York City starting to recover, with people (myself included) vaccinated and free to enjoy gatherings and the spring weather, I think about how the Indian Prime Minister’s negligence around the COVID-19 crisis is comparable to the former U.S. President. And yet, here in the U.S., we are some of the first to enjoy vaccinated life and return to a certain level of normalcy. It’s been odd for me to start to leave my apartment and return to outside life while knowing that so many people (my family included) are still feeling the intense impact of the pandemic.
COVID has touched all of our lives. If you have the capacity to donate (or volunteer), please do. I want to share some resources with you all:

This is a group in Andhra & Telangana that my uncle is involved with. They are coordinating a shipment of 100 Oxygen Concentrators along with other goods.
https://www.asha-jyothi.org/cause/help-covid-crisis-in-india/

This probably won’t be relevant to most of y’all, but here is a much needed list of localized COVID resources in Hyderabad: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZtRRwh6VtZDOV6bkOEcWGuAFG-D6dEuz/view?usp=sharing

This is a crowdsourced document of resources and organizations to donate to: India Donations

And below are some organizations I found via NBNW
MISSION OXYGEN : HELPING INDIA BREATHE AGAIN
*Accepts International Donations
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/mission-oxygen-helping-hospitals-to-save-lives

GIVE INDIA : SUPPORT TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE
*Accepts International Donations
https://covid.giveindia.org/cashrelief/

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS : PPE FOR RURAL CENTRES
*Only accepts Indian Currency
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/care-for-caregivers-ppe-kits-for-rural-centres

ENRICH LIVES FOUNDATION : FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR THOSE IN NEED
*Accepts International Donations
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/supporting-the-needy-through-COVID-19-crisis

HEMKUNT FOUNDATION : O2 FOR YOU, HELPING PATIENTS WHO ARE GASPING FOR BREATHE
*Accepts International Donations
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/o2foryou

MILAAP : SUPPORTING THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN JHARKHAND
*Accepts International Donations
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-people-for-change

YOUTH FEED INDIA & HELPING HANDS : SUPPORTING THOSE HARDEST HIT IN MUMBAI
*Accepts International Donations
https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/lockdown-20-mumbai-needs-you

Additionally, if you are a medical professional, I believe there are organizations looking for telehealth volunteers. I’m not super knowledgable on this, but I heard of one organization that is doing this, South Asian Women Physicians of North America.

Thank you for reading and hope you are all staying safe and well.

Sending my love,
Aarati