[Fsf-friends] An Appeal: Flood Relief Fund
vincentvikram at swatantra.org
Mon Oct 12 15:51:00 IST 2009
Free Software Movement - Karnataka
An Appeal: Flood Relief Fund
Karnataka has been reeling under floods of an
unprecedented nature leading to large-scale death and destruction.
This is a situation which was unforeseen and many districts of North
Karnataka are totally submerged and lakhs of people are marooned
without food or relief. About 15 districts have been submerged and
more than 6 lakhs people have become homeless. Estimated damages are
to the tune of Rs. 25,000 crore.
The Government machinery is doing its bit, but the sheer magnitude of
the calamity makes it almost impossible for it to be handled by the
Government alone. There is no assessment of the actual loss of lives
and property as many areas are still inaccessible. The threat of
epidemics is also something that looms large in such circumstances. It
becomes the duty of all patriotic citizens to rise to the occasion and
assist in such relief efforts.
Free Software Movement-Karnataka is organizing collection of relief
for the flood victims in an effort to provide succour to the
suffering. A Relief Team will leave to North Karnataka in the Third
week of October and along with the Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti disburse
relief in the affected areas. We request you to contribute generously
in this endeavor so that we can share their suffering and mitigate it
to some extent. Our volunteers will be approaching you individually
for your contributions and also seek your support to meet concerned
officials in your establishment to make it a meaningful effort.
Any such donations through DD/cheque, in the name of 'Free Software
Movement Karnataka' may please be sent to us. FSMK issues receipts
for the same.
In anticipation of your support and cooperation,
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