Strategy to Provide Relief
Relief Operation Sparsh by Sankalp India Foundation
for the people suffering from floods in North
Sankalp India Foundation has initiated a massive relief Operation Sparsh for the
people suffering from the floods in North Karnataka. People have been rendered
homeless and they are housed in relief camps.
Our goal will be to ensure that we reach out to these relief camps and participate in
the activity that aims to provide immediate assistance to the people by mobilizing
resources that are needed the most.
We have been in touch with local groups who have been actively participating in the
relief work since one week. We have also been in touch with relevant government
officials who will be able to give us dependable information on the happenings.
According to inputs received from these sources, food, blankets, household products
and sanitary products in the same order of importance are the things needed in an
Our attempt will involve to mobilize these resources and use the knowledge of the
mentioned sources of information to choose the most worthy and needy recipients
of the supplies and make sure that they are handed over to them.
Furthermore, starting Tuesday, 6 October, 2009 one of our volunteers will be
present at Ground0 to understand the ground realities better and participate in relief
Identifying the places to
Sankalp has been in touch with the District
Administrator, Deputy Commissioner and the
Relief Commissioner to understand which area
requires maximum help.
Our Volunteer from the Organization visited the
selected areas and prepared a first hand report of
the situation. Village Sarpanch, Revenue Officer and
local leaders are consulted to come up with most
This way by taking the macroscopic directions from
the Government and the microscopic requirement
specification from the local community, we are able
to ensure best assessment of the need and the
Plan to scale up activity
While relief is being provided in some
areas, assessment is going on in other
areas. Based on the supply of funds, we
will be able to provide systematic help to
more areas, within a duration of 48
Purchase of Goods
Extensive market research has been made
to identify materials of reliable quality and
cheap prices to be provided as relief
Many of our suppliers have joined in the
relief process by providing goods at par
with the cost price.
What is being supplied?
Food and water has mostly been taken care of by the
Government. Political parties have also ensured sufficient
supply of blankets.
With the inputs we have got, we are currently looking at
clothes (dhotis, sarees, towels and floor mats (daris)) and
utensils (1 rice cooking utensil, 1 dal cooking utensil, 1 rice
spoon, 1 dal spoon, 2 glasses and 2 plates) as our focus
Apart from that our on-field Volunteer has been provided
with enough contribution to be able to immediately supply
food and water if there is an immediate need.
As per the advice of District Administrator, difference in
socio-economic setup and experiences from the past, we
are not carrying used clothes to the affected area.
On a daily basis, we are reviewing this list in order to
ensure best utilization of available funds.
Contributing to the cause -
We invite organizations to come forward
at this hour of need and join hands with
us to provide relief. We recommend the
organizations to collect the contributions
internally and make a bulk transfer to the
organization. Receipts will be provided for
Please note we will not be able to offer
any Income Tax exemption for the
Contributions from Individuals
Individuals are also requested to join and contributions.
Electronic transfer of funds to Sankalp Account
Sankalp India Foundation. SBI Account Number 30246145829. Please do not forget
to leave your name and mobile number when you execute the electronic transfer.
Once the transfer is done please let us know about it on the following link:
If this does not work for you then confirm the transaction by a mail to
- Food grain will be purchased from the local markets in the cities around the
affected area. Hence we recommend making a monetary contribution for the same.
- We do not encourage cash contribution. No volunteer of Sankalp will request you
to contribute cash!
- The contributions and their usage will be kept public in order to assist
transparency unless the donor categorically instructs otherwise.
- Please note that we are not offering income tax relief of any financial contributions
Are we focusing only on
We have chosen the flood affected areas
between the rivers Tungabhadra and
Once we have done enough in these
areas and have necessary funds we will
provide relief to other flood affected
areas as well.
We as an Organization are focused towards ensuring
the best possible and optimal utilization of the
contributions that you make for the victims.
In order to assist transparency, we will be providing a
comprehensive report on funds’ utilization at the end
of the mission.
Daily updates about the program are being posted on
Inline with the Organizational philosophy, all the
logistical costs including expenses for transportation,
packaging, labour charges and Volunteers’ travel and
accommodation is funded by the Volunteers
themselves. Contribution made by you are converted
100% to relief supply.
Our many Thanks to..
KSRTC for providing transportation facilities
for the relief material.
MSRIT: MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology
has always stood by Sankalp. Yet again the
institute is encouraging the staff and students to
contribute generously towards the relief
mission. Being the first organisation to
participate in this effort, MSRIT got the ball
rolling for Project Sparsh.
Dhariwal & Sreenivas Chartered
Accountants: Dhariwal & Sreenivas Chartered
Accountants were early front runners from the
corporate sector where the fund collection is
proceeding in full swing.
About Sankalp – In the field of
Sankalp India Foundation is a Voluntary
organization which has been working for the
cause of blood and disasters from 23rd May 2003.
We have been helping people looking for blood
for the past 6 years.
We network the blood banks around Karnataka
via a single helpline number 94800 44444 which is
a state-wide helpline for any person looking for
We also organize standardized blood donation
drives in Companies and Colleges, and organize
blood awareness weeks in schools.
Our past missions related to
Sankalp India Foundation is a registered organization under the Society's Registration
Act 1960. Reg No: BLU-S297-2007-08. The organization has participated in the
following relief missions in the past:
Tsunami: Sankalp was the only organization outside Tamil Nadu to be reaching out for
relief for the victims of the Tsunami in December 2004 at Nagapattinum within 36 hours
of the disaster. We provided assistance in managing the ambulance services at base
hospital and clothes and food for the victims at Nagore.
Kashmir Earthquake: Sankalp reached out to the victims of the massive earthquake
that struck on 8th October 2005 in Kashmir with 600 blankets. The blankets were
delivered to the victims suffering from extreme cold 3 kms from the Line of Control in
the Tangdhar District of J&K.
Flood Relief in Tanjavur: Sankalp organized relief for the flood affected Tanjavur in
November 2005. On request of Tanjavur Red Cross, food supplies were distributed in the
Bihar Floods: Sankalp contributed to teh relief efforts after Bihar Floods by providing
the food grains, medicines soaps, milk powder, baby food etc.
Terror Attacks: Sankalp had been instrumental in mobilizing blood donors in the wake
of the terror attacks in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur in 2008. We ensured that
there was no shortage of blood for the victims of these attacks.
Please get in touch with us for any more
details by calling us on 9880132850 |
9886522376 | 9886064563
Links on the site
Project Sparsh: http://www.sankalpindia.net/drupal/project-
Images of affected areas:
About 500 sets of utensils have been sent
over on October 8th, Thursday, to flood
affected areas near Raichur, namely
Chicksugur, Chickmanchur and
Some Images from the affected