India is currently recording the highest number of COVID cases and deaths anywhere in the world. Video Volunteers grassroots network of #VV Covid Warriors are on-the-ground in 200 of the most hard-to-reach districts of the country, responding to this health and livelihoods.
In the first wave in 2020, we delivered aid to 91,000 families, and set up 150 WhatsApp Action Groups at the community level to create new pathways for citizens to reach officials and organize themselves during a lockdown. Through a talk show and daily ground reports updated on our YouTube channel we created one of the largest journalistic repositories of ground stories on COVID.
This time we are prepared, and able to do much more. Please donate below.
WHAT WE’RE DOING:
Frontline health and sanitation workers are putting their lives at risk during this pandemic. Most work without any PPE. This is unacceptable. We want to provide 10,000 PPE kits to frontline workers, community volunteers and families of COVID patients.
> 10,000 kits @ Rs.100/$1.35 per kit = $13,500
We are reaching food supplies to marginalized and vulnerable communities who are worst hit by the lockdowns. What we are able to do is not enough. Please support us to provide for 10,000 families.
> 10,000 families @ $13.70 (for 15 days worth of food) = $137,000
We have helped set up a 10 bed isolation centre in Walhe village, Pune, where 24 people have recently died of COVID. We are expanding it to a 40 bed Covid Care Centre with oxygen that will cater to 30,000 people.
Video Volunteers is busting myths related to the covid vaccine and working to counter disinformation through a partnership with The Quint and The Google News initiative. We seek your support to scale up this to reach 15 million people across 200 districts.
> $15 x 150 CCs x 2 months = $4500
HOW TO DONATE
COMPLETE LIST OF WAYS TO DONATE IN USD
Video Volunteers is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in the USA, and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Wiring funds is the preferred method as credit card transactions incur a small deduction.
Donate online or send a check to Video Volunteers, 47 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025. Or wire funds to Video Volunteers at Chase Bank, with account number 308 999 678; ABA number 021 000 021 (for wires from the US); swift code CHASUS33 (for wires outside the US.) The Bank Address is 270 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017.
COMPLETE LIST OF WAYS TO DONATE IN INDIA
Video Volunteers-India is registered as a non-profit under the Public Charitable Trusts Act. All contributions are tax-deductible under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Only Indian citizens may make contributions.
To donate online with an ATM or credit card, please click here to donate via the Danamojo donations platform. Please note this can only be done with a credit or ATM card issued by an Indian bank.
To make a bank transfer (NEFT) or send a check, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the information.
Make a recurring monthly donation
Please consider making a recurring monthly donation to Video Volunteers’ international account, and help us achieve our financial goals over time.