Donate to the Bihar flood victims

In pictures: Bihar floods:: Pictures courtesy: BBC
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Flooding in Bihar
At least 55 people have died and some two million others have fled their homes after massive floods hit India's eastern state of Bihar, local officials say.
An aerial view of the flood-hit Madhepura in Bihar
The flooding began after the Kosi River - known as the River of Sorrow - breached its banks, sending huge waves of water through a channel it had previously abandoned.
Villagers in Bihar board boats to flee to higher ground
At least 90,000 people have been rescued, but many thousands remain stranded, officials say.
People board boats to move to relief camps in Patna District in Bihar
Rescuers are using hundreds of boats to shift people to some 100 relief camps, amid fears that water-borne disease may be spreading.
People in Bihar move with their belongings to relief camps
The central government has announced a $228m (£125m) relief package and some 125,000 tonnes of grain for those affected by the disaster.
Flooding in Bihar
Officials say the flooding is the worst in 50 years to hit the region, and there are fears that the death toll will rise further.
Please contribute to the millions drenched in the sorrow of floods in Bihar. The Kosi has taken its toll and human negligence if unattended can take a dangerous toll on the poor victims. Each rupee, dollar and wotever currency counts......

The Kosi River, sometimes called the ‘Sorrow of Bihar’, changed its course after almost two centuries following a breach in an embankment upstream in Nepal, inundating 14 districts of Bihar. Supaul district has been the worst hit followed by Madhepura, Araria and Saharsa. The Kosi River still remains untamed showing no signs of receding water levels. The first four districts were the worst affected where over 2.27 million people in 755 villages were reeling under its impact. Thousands of families have been forced to live under the open sky or on embankments, roads, rooftops and bridges waiting for help.

The most urgent succor include shelter and access to fresh water, food, emergency medical supplies and basic household items and our grass root volunteers in respective districts are engaged in providing immediate relief with the locally raised available resources. Besides, immediately aiding the rescue and relief, we desperately need your generous contributions to launch the inevitable rehabilitation plans for the flood victims.

There is an urgent need to provide relief to the suffering millions. Whilst the Indian Government is making its own efforts in rescuing people, supplying food, medication, clothing, and shelter. The magnitude of devastation is such that additional aid and resources are required urgently to help in the relief efforts.

BIHAR BADH PIDIT SEVA SAMITI

Shri Jawahar Jha (Prant Mantri)
Vishva Hindu Parishad Office
House of Shri Kamender Chaudhari
Lane No. 1, Padav Pokhar, Aam Gola,
MUZAFFARPUR-842002 (Bihar)

Phone N0- 09430242151, 09334658975
Office : 09234117456, 09431267094

Shri Anil ji

Vishva Hindu Parishad Office
C/o - Dr. S. N. Arya
W/8, Ashiyana Nagar,
Phase - 1, Near Pani Tanki,
Behind State Bank of India,
Patna - 800 025 (Bihar)

Phone - 0612 - 2584604

- 09430921950
- 09430146345


RSS SANCHALITA SANTRASTA PARIHARA NIDHI
Keshavakrupa, 74, Rangarao Road
Shankarapuram, Chamarajapet
Bangalore - 560004
Ph. 080 26610081, 2660760


The contribution will be taken only in the form of cash (DD, Cheques etc.also ) and not in the form of kind, at this centre. The money may also the paid in the form of Cheques/ DDs/ Money Orders in favor of RSS SANCHALITA SANTRASTA PARIHARA NIDHI, Bangalore.
All contributions made here are tax exempted under 80G rule
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Here are some options to support the needy:

http://www.belurmath.org/donation.php
For those in US :

www.sewausa.org

http://www.idrf.org

For those in UK : http://www.sewauk.org

You can also donate online (paypal) at http://www.idrf.org
They are working through their partner NGOs in the area: Sewa International, Sewa Bharati, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram and some others are working together. They are serving under the banner of “BARH RAHAT SAHAYTA SAMITI” on the east side with its center at Saharsa, and “BARH PEERIT SAHAYTA SAMITI” on the west side with its headquarters at Muzaffarpur.

India Development and Relief Fund, Inc.
5821 Mossrock Drive
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3238
Email: idrfhq@yahoo.com
Phone: 1-301-704-0032
Web: www.idrf.org


first-activity-report-on-bihar-flood.doc
Donate online at: www.sewausa.org
SEWA INTERNATIONAL INDIA
To contribute online visit www.sewausa.org or send check to:
P.O. Box 14622
Fremont, CA 94539
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Flood Relief operations, Bihar
( Run by RSS and like minded Organizations.)
(Updated till 11.09.2008, 8pm.)
Total affected Districts = 8
Affected villages = 877
Affected population = 25lakh Approx.
Totally disconnected villages = Approx. 700 villages
Total number of Karyakartas working in shifts = 2,000
Centers of Seva Karya = 28 centers
People reached through Seva Karya = 4lakh
Water level has come down by 5 feet on an average.

Seva Swarup :
Medical treatment - 13 Doctors team is working. Few more will join.
Lots of Medicines have been supplied. Cloths, Plastic materials for day today use, Utensils for the preparation of food etc, have been supplied.
Readymade Food packets are distributed. At camps hot and fresh food is been served.
A pocket of 2.5Kg containing 1kg Rice OR 1Kg Beaten Rice (avalakki), Aloo, Chilli, Salt and other necessary items to make a meal is distributed. They are planning to increase this bag weight to 5Kg gradually.
Activity at the Centers:
At every centre Bhaarata Maataa photo is decorated at the centre. The day begins with early morning aarti to Bhaarata Maataa, service activities gets start. There is no distress seen around the camp. No one is made to sit idle. Full of joy, activity, enthusiasm seen exists at these centres. There are Samskara Kendra's, Stitching Centers; Food Serving Centers are running simultaneously.
Special news :
Hundreds of the Muslims are there in these rescue camps.. They denied to stay in camps run by Madarsas and other Muslim Organisations.
Poojya Swami Baba Ramdev Maharaj personally visited three Camps. He spent few hours with the affected people and Karyakartas. He was very happy about the manner in which these centers have taken work.
BBC has telecasted 90 minutes programme on these activities.
Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav searched for the the telephone number of relief camp and personally spoke. He expressed his gratitude for the Seva Work. He and his department is fully co-operating with the work, he said. He thanked all the karyakarthas involved in rescue operation.

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