Several YMCAs spread across India have distributed food parcels to those deprived of basic essentials during the COVID-19 lockdown over the previous month. On Wednesday morning, the quantity of parcels crossed the six-figure mark. Individuals, staff and volunteers of YMCAs across the nation have been donating food, household items, medical kits, and other assistance to countrymen deprived during these past months as a team with region and neighbourhood authorities in their particular zones.
The hard-work of staff and volunteers who have cooked and packed food from a few YMCAs was funded by the National Council of YMCAs of India under the administration of the national resident, Justice JB Koshy. “Our YMCAs work intimately with the neighbourhood network in their typical work on professional training, sports, and social exercises. So it is just regular that, in such a period of national emergency, we ought to assist the less special individuals from our networks,” said Bertram Devadas, the national general secretary of the YMCAs in India.
The National YMCA Projects donated provision kits, the Kurnool YMCA circulated food packages to migrant labour at shelters, every day wage laborers, while in Uttarakhand, the Bhimtal YMCA Youth Center appropriated arrangements to 50 families. The YMCA Marthandam Project conveyed COVID-19 safety packs to 500 poor families and those people in need, across Kanyakumari region.
The YMCA Health and Healthy Living Center Project at Vellore distributed food to poor patients at the Christian Medical College Vellore and migrant workers, working through the Vellore Corporation. Working along with the nearby police, YMCA Alwaye Camp Center Project has donated and distributed 150 food parcels each day. Alleviation was given to poor tribal individuals close to the National YMCA Project, Vythiri. The YMCA Boys Division, Tirupattur Project, circulated bags of rice, daal, cooking oil, and different essential commodities to house servants, single guardians, people living alone, road merchants, physically challenged people and individuals living in cottages on the edges of Tirupattur.