BENGALURU: States of Karnataka and Maharashtra are fighting the natural calamity and the areas affected needs a lot of rebuilding. The families in these areas need immediate assistance and also essential items to sustain themselves until normalcy is restored. Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI) has come forward to lend support to the worst affected areas of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Rise Against Hunger India, an international hunger relief organization, is continuously monitoring the situation of the affected states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
In Karnataka 1,250 families from Hirekere village of Chikodi Taluk, Belagavi District have lost their homes and belongings to the fury of flood waters. RAHI has reached out to 100 families and distributed meals in Hirekere with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner Gilgal Trust.
SAP in association with RAHI organised meal packaging event where in 50 of its employees helped to package 10,000 meals on the August 22. These meals will be distributed to the affected families in Kittur village of Haveri District.
In Maharashtra a total of 6,800 families from Karnoor and Bidri belonging to Kagal Tehsil in Kolhapur District have lost everything in the floods. In association with RAHI, Hershey’s has done meal packaging event in their Mumbai premises and about 10,000 meals have been packed. These meals were distributed to 100 families in these villages with the help of RAHI’s NGO partner in Maharashtra, Hope World Wide.
Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger India said, “We are deeply moved by this catastrophe which has struck both the states. We are thankful to our corporate and NGO partners who have helped us in the reaching out to the families, who are in distress and in providing them meals along with the necessary items. We are committed to provide comprehensive support to the to the most needy people, affected by the floods. We are doing our best to reach the neediest and help them.”