INDIACSR News Network
Bangalore: In response to the severe flash floods in Uttarakhand, Dell India has come forward to strengthen Oxfam India’s relief and rehabilitation work in the region with a contribution of USD 220,000. The donation has enabled Oxfam India to reach out to 12,000 affected people, in 2000 households across 25 villages. The relief effort includes providing shelter, water sanitation and hygiene support, emergency food supply and also the initiation of cash for work in the affected areas of Uttarakhand.
Additionally, Dell employees have made a contribution of USD 27,000, towards the relief effort in Uttarakhand. This contribution was facilitated by a disaster relief program established under Dell Powering the Possible, Dell’s umbrella CSR program. Dell is determined to help communities get back on their feet and has demonstrated its commitment by making a matching grant for every contribution made by employees, dollar for dollar.
Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, President Dell India & Executive Sponsor of Dell Powering the Possible for India said, “At this difficult point in time, our thoughts are with the victims of the flash floods and all those who have been affected by the tragedy. Dell remains committed to supporting relief and rehabilitation efforts in the region through our Powering the Possible program and lending our expertise in any way possible.”
Elaborating on the relief efforts Nisha Agrawal, CEO Oxfam India, said, “Oxfam India is grateful to Dell India and its employees for extending their support at this crucial juncture. Being a focus state for Oxfam India, our work in Uttarakhand goes beyond relief to sustainability and livelihood creation. It is only with the support of corporates like Dell that we can expand our reach and create a larger, more long lasting impact.”