When the Weather is Cold Out There, Helping Hands are Required to Extend the Warmth

On cold and spine-chilling days, we tend to shiver at home fully covered in a room warm enough with the heater-controlled temperature, warm enough with long sweaters. Reeling under the blanket we tend to shrink and shrink reminiscing the posture of the good old days, the days in the warmest womb of our mother. In that moment, if we think of the people who does not have the privilege to buy even a blanket or to sit under a roof above them or who froze trying hard to cover themselves up with the limited cloth that they have, how does it feel? Don’t we think of helping them?

Yes, we do.

We are in the Winter Season in India where the temperatures are very low and there are reported deaths due to cold. It is high time we should come forward and extend our helping hand. As you all know, we, TMAD group, take up the blanket distribution activity every year and this time we want to start early in the season. Sooner the Better!!

So, friends, we need your support in procuring blankets (either money to buy a new blanket or any old blanket in good condition). We target distributing 100 blankets and want to go with the regular black one only.

If we get enough no. of volunteers and if we manage to get a good deal for a quality blanket, we might opt for that one. For now, I am presenting the estimate of Rs. 140 for blanket from our regular vendor, Swastik Traders.

So expected fund is Rs. 15000 (Rs. 14000 @ 140 per blanket and the other 1000 rs. for transport)

The places of distribution will be: M N J Cancer Hospital, Nampalli; Chest Hospital, SR Nagar, Roadside dwellers at Masab Tank, LV Prasad Eye Hospital, Indo-American Cancer Hospital, Near by Railway Stations etc.,

There was a difference of opinion on giving blankets to roadside dwellers. So we made a decision to distribute 25% to 40% to roadside dwellers and other 60% to 75% to the deserving poor people in hospitals. All the collected used blankets will be distributed to roadside dwellers.

The target date of distribution is 2nd December, 2012 which is a Sunday. Timing will be announced shortly. Usually late night or early morning is the right time. But as we, TMAD, make it a point to meet on first Sunday of every month, I am thinking of meeting at 11 am at Chest Hospital, SR Nagar. This post will be updated with details by this Friday.

Pl. send your contribution to our account.

Account No: 000801210382

Beneficiary Name: TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Branch: Khairatabad Branch (CIBD), HYDERABAD

Bank: ICICI BANK

NEFT/IFSC/RTGS Code : ICIC0000008

Please send a mail to finance@tmad.org with your transaction details and with subject as: For Blanket Distribution in Hyd. Request you to specify the name on which the tax exemption receipt has to be issued.

As usual, expecting to raise all the fund quickly. We have three days to go… Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We need to order on Friday evening to get the blankets on Saturday.

Pl. find the URL to the distribution done in last year:

https://prasanthi.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/%e0%b0%b5%e0%b1%86%e0%b0%9a%e0%b1%8d%e0%b0%9a%e0%b0%a6%e0%b0%a8%e0%b0%82-%e0%b0%aa%e0%b0%82%e0%b0%9a%e0%b0%be%e0%b0%b2%e0%b0%a8%e0%b0%bf-%e0%b0%89%e0%b0%82%e0%b0%a6%e0%b0%be-do-you-have-warmth-in-yo/

Photos of our first distribution:

http://flickr.com/photos/tomakeadifference/

WHATEVER LITTLE AMOUNT WE CONTRIBUTE, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE OUT THERE. GOD OPERATES THROUGH GENEROUS HEARTS. LET US PROVE WE ARE THE CHOSEN ONES IN EXTENDING GOD’S HELP TO THE NEEDY.

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