RECCASEWA would like to put in its appreciation to NITCA USA, St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Church Bensalem PA (SGMOC) , RECCA78, NITCA 94, Bellezea housing colony_ Bangalore, NITCA Singapore, IGA Tech Cochin ,St. Basil’s church Boston USA, The Kerala Club of Detroit, Australian Malayalee Islamic Association( AMIA), Recca Club Kakkanadu and all like minded friends, and friends of friends, for donating generously, providing the Venues, supplying materials at discounted rates and volunteering services for Relief work to the Flood Affected Victims of Kerala
Also pleased to share the efforts of Ann John daughter of Johny John of 1986 Batch who wanted to help the flood affected victims through Recca Sewa . Hope more kids will be inspired by her efforts
We have consolidated and reported our daily activities chronologically after taking up this Project . __________________________________________________________________________________
RECCASEWA is obliged and thankful to …
When we started our SEWA initiatives a week back , we had a humble goal. Thanks to generous participation from our community – RECCAA SEWA, NITCA 78, NITCA 94, NITCA Bangalore, NITCA Singapore, SGMOC, St.Basil Church Boston, Bellezea Bangalore, Milu George and her friends in the US from (Model Engineering College , our extended friends and families, we were able to not just meet our goal , but beat it by leaps and bounds
When we started the campaign, we had made a promise that the funds will be used for immediate relief, especially medicines , including bleaching powder and cleaning solution. Thanks to dozens of volunteers, from Bangalore, Wynad, Trichur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Alleppy, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts , we were able to meet this promise. We admit that RECCA SEWA would not have been able to meet this challenge on its own..
While all of us spared our precious time and worked hard to make this happen, we would like to mention few groups of unsung heroes and few dedicated Individuals
- Bellezea in Bangalore who helped in raising funds, procuring and dispatching medicines and bleaching g powder in trucks daily on time. The first two shipments were dispatched around midnight and there were many volunteers working late into the night to ensure that the supplies reached Cochin and Wayanad as early as possible for immediate dispatch
- Students and employee groups in Cochin who transferred the goods to distribution vehicles in a couple of hours
- Group of volunteers who accompanied the vehicles, and the ones at destinations who ensured immediate distribution among the needy
- The group of drivers who, in addition to driving, helped us to load and unload
- The truck driver Appu from Bangalore, who did an excellent job of collecting medicines from four locations, in the crowded Bangalore roads, single handedly without any complaint whatsoever
- The driver Ratheesh, who took our load of medicines to Kottayam , despite being personally inconvenienced, as he needed to clean the water tank of his house , which had been filled with mud from flood
- The one man army of IITan Baiju Paul ( ex REC 94 batch ) who handled Wayanad singularly on his shoulders .
- Ajith, Manohar, Roy, Vinay, Saju, Shibu, Jacksy, Manju and many others in Bellezea who worked on their network, and into late evening hours, to procure and get the materials shipped in tme , under a dedicated, passionate and self driven Anil Nair (NITCA 94 )
- Pashva drug house for supplying emergency medicines on a daily basis – sourcing all of them at good prices and ensuring speedy delivery.. Praveen Jain and team worked very long hours to handle complex and changing demands. Prashanth Avadhani from Cisco volunteered many hours for the smooth procurement and delivery of medicines.
- Sales and marketing teams in Cisco for procuring and delivering 70 battery packs , to be used for charging mobile of volunteers ( 30 are on its way when reporting) .
- Mr Ajith Service Engr IGA Tech for installation of 10 solar mobile charging stations in 7 different locations/flood relief camps under adverse conditions, in a short span of 3 days
- Vicar: Fr PC Varghese, Asst Vicar: Fr. Andrews Joseph (Anup) and Trustee Ninan Kurian of Nilackal Church for being with us and allowing us to download more than 6 Tons of bleaching powdr and medicines , and taking on the whole load of coardinating and distributing them the next day
- MM Mohandas, President NITCA Cochin chapter for arranging four vans to transport materials to Kottayam , Thodupuzha , Ernakulam and Trichur at short notice (Other vans for Pathanamthitta and Allappuzha were arranged by local volunteers)
Overall it was a great experience for all of us. We thank God for helping us to participate at this hour of need, and completing it safely. We can now, sit for our Onam meals with a gratifying feeling.
We do have one task left out .. that of completing the accounting and maintaining transparency.
Stay tuned for this as we have a goal of publishing it by 6th of Sept .
Few words from Anil Nair for RECCASEWA ” It was great knowing many of you over the last several days – a great bunch of passionate “young at heart”. Many of us, who could not be on the ground,did what we could from a distance. But knowing, that the aid is reaching the needy on time and effectively was very motivating. Proud to be partnering with all of you at Sewa. – on behalf of the 94 batch and Bellezea.”
Finally a big salute to Thomas Joseph who dreamed it big for RECCASEWA , who dedicated his precious time and energy when he was actually on a vacation to Kerala, for his selfless servive , relentless follow-up, and flawless coordination. which made all this possible
On Behalf of RECCASEWA ” WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY ONAM”
Let this Onam bring peace and prosperity back to God’s own Country
The Secretaries Report covering Phase 3 and Phase 4 are as enclosed
Utilisation of balance Amount collected for Flood Relief, but remaining unused for relief to Fllod affected in the year 2019 —Pl see Project at Sl no 42
Utilisation of balance Amount collected for Flood Relief, but remaining unused. Pl see Project at sl no 41
Distribution of Pressure cookers – Pl see Project at Sl no39
Distribution of Computers, School bags etc for Schools and children affected by Flood Pl see Project at Sl no 37 and 38
Pl see them under projects
Week 1st Oct to 7Th Oct
Based on heavy demand , the 6th and final load for Phase 4 of 330 Nos 4 inch mattress were brought by Appu our driver cum Sewa well wisher from Bangalore and distributed as follows
- 75 nos at Angamaly coardinated by Mr Thomas PJ
- Balance coardinated by Salil and Team at Chittamana pallam Harijan colony, Near Karumaloor, Alwaye.
Week 24th to 30th Sep
The 5th Truck with matresses were received and distributed as follows:-
- Distribution of 50 nos of 3 inch mattresess was coordinated by Mr. Thomas P J and distributed at chalakudy vridhasadhanam through Saju of Bellezea
- This shipment had another 304 Nos of 4 Inch mattress to be distributed through SEWA AbrahamSebastian, PJ Thomas, Salil , Najib, Ajita, Joshy, Vinay, Allen at Nochima area near Aluva /Koonamavu/ Aluva/ Paravoor Kavala/ Chendamangalam / Kottapuram/
Week 16th to 23rd Sep
The 3rd Truck with mattresses received on 20th Sep being distributed at Kuttanad area under the leadership of Hashim and Balakrishnan. We appreciate the services of Driver Appu who is now more than a driver for us , but one of our own Team member
Week 8th to 15th Sep
Of the 6 flood relief volunteers, honoured at at Gayathri Kalyana Mandapam flood relief centre Manipuzha was one of our Recca Sewa Team member Mr SS Mani for the flood relief activities undertaken in Manipuzha area.
The Procurement and distribution of Cotton filled , 4 inches thick mattress was the main relief activity planned under phase 4 . As folks started getting the news of Recca Sewa providing immediate relief to deserving families they started influencing others to channelize available funds to Recca Sewa . Australian Malayalee Islamic Association, AMIA has now transferred Rs. 75000 for Mattresses distribution in flood affected areas.
- So far two truck loads of mattresses were distributed. Two more are lined up for next week
- Mattresses filled in the First truck was distributed at the most flood affected area of Alwaye Paravur by Salil
- Second truck with mattresses was allocated to Kuttanad . Distribution was coordinated by Hashim who completed the distribution at 5 locations on 15th. Since coupons were issued in advance with SL No and details, the job became
- Third truck will be reaching kuttanad on 19th or 20th . Distribution will be done by Balakrishnan.
- Fourth truck may be coming by 25th or 26th and is planned for Chalakkudy and Parur . Distribution in Chalakudy will be done by by P J Thomas and balance quantity of about 125 to 150 numbers in Parur area by Salil.
- The requirement of fifth truck will be planned based on further assessment and demand.
Phase 3- Week 1st to 7th Sep
A special Meeting was held at Recca Club Kakkanad on 04/09/2018 , by Recca SEWA to review Phase 1 and 2 Activities , and take further decisions ifany . The secretary read out the Report which is enclosed herewith in 4 pages . It was also decided that Phase 3 can now be taken up as there were further commitments given by by Recca Sewa Team members and other organisations who wanted to get associated with us like The Kerala Club of Detroit
After succesful implementation of Phase 2, we were inundated with funds as many wanted to help us further, as our efforts were meeting the needs of the affected and deserving directly . This prompted and encouraged us to move onto Phase 3 where we decided to provide kits to meet the initial requirements, of those who were going back to their homes from the relief camps. Our Phase 3, “Operation Kuttanadu” was launched very successfully with help from Hashim, MK Balakrishnan and groups of volunteers under leadership of Fr Anup from Puthuppally church and Fr Roni from Chennankari church. They prepared and distributed 600 kits to deserving families using a token system. Our phase 3 relief efforts in a nut shell is as follows ..
Ready to move Initial kits
- List of ready to move Initial kits comprising of: 5KG Rice, Dal, Lentils , Salt , Rava, Turmeric/Coriander/Chilli powder, Sugar, Tea/ Coffee powder with Packing materials was made.
- Hashim negotiated and secured credit purchase of items (from Payyil agencies, Kottayam) needed for preparing 600 kits. Our cost came to around Rs2.2 lakhs.
- Distributor delivered items to packing center at Nilakal Orthodox Church, Puthuppally on Wednesday, September 5th
- Volunteers under the leadership of Fr. Varghese, Fr. Anup and Ninan Kurian had kept the packets ready by around 7:30 PM
- A subset of volunteers accompanied the delivery truck on 6th to Chennankari. M.K.Balakrishan, Fr. Roni and another set of local volunteers joined the group from Chenganachery
- We completed distribution of kits by around 4:30 pm on 6th itself
- Realizing the requirement , Hashim arranged for a second load on 6th itself
- Second set of volunteers stepped in and packing of kit started around 8:00 PM on 6th
- They’re committed to deliver the second set of kits on 7th to Pulimkunnu area.
- Anil Nair secured 100,000 Doxy and hand santizers at Bangalore today
- Manohar shipped them in seven boxes through a delivery truck reaching Cochin on 7th
- Padmaraj will receive the shipment at Cochin and coordinate delivery to Dr. Anil at Kuttanadu through M. K. Balakrishnan
Overall, as in previous cases, phase 3 relief efforts also exceeded expectations. As we’re getting more funds, will move to Phase 4 – mattress distribution next week.
Now that you have all helped us we are further motivated and inspired to start phase 2 of our endevour, knowing for sure, that you all and several others who are reading this will be there to hold our hand.
Dr. Anil at Community Health Center, Veliyanadu, Kuttanadu is coordinating efforts for cleaning 25,000 houses through 10 health centers and has requested for help from RECCASEWA .He has received official sanction to accept relief materials as per protocol
” Veliyanadu CHC Civil Surgeon and Block MO Dr. Anilkumar is entrusted to collect and store the medicines & ‘Black Phenyl’ sponsored by cred.io in Philadelphia and directed to distribute to institutions according to directions from DMO (H) Alappuzha.
District Medical Officer (H) Alappuzha”
RECCASEWA is glad and ready to partner this Initiative with the help of like minded groups and individuals..
Phase 2 was executed with Aplomb . Even though there was a shortage of funds to procure the materials in time ,our generous partners helped us and 6 Tons of bleaching powder and One Ton of phenyle was dispatched from Bangalore
Today we unloaded 50% of the same at Goverment Taluk hospital Tiruvalla supervised by Mani and Rajeev and the balance 50 % at Mannar Goverment Hospital. / community Health Centre
Moreover our Solar PV Panel for charging Mobiles was permanently installed on Module Mounting Structure at KuLakkad (Thiruvalla) for Local Disaster Response Force(LDRF) Camp Shed “KaLatthaTTu” of local rescue Team Volunteers. As our charitable organization RECCASEWA is a body of Engineers from NITCA ( REC Calicut ) , our technical solution of providing supply for charging mobiles to the flood affected victims using Solar energy, where electrical power supply had stopped due to the massive flood , also got media coverage. Link to an AV clip ‘Telecom crusader’ taken by chinese reporter at Parumala Church is as shown ..
Today , we were delighted to get this feedback from our internal team member John P Jacob of RECCA78 in our Whatsappgroup of RECCA SEWA which has added more energy to each one of us
In the third week of August, we have experienced the worst disaster of our lifetime in Kerala. Discussions and allegations have started from many corners as to why it has happened or how it has happened or who caused it to happen. Let it continue merrily till they get another topic for discussion. But we have certain silver-lining even at face of such a calamity of mega magnitude. And the foremost among that is, ‘Humanity is still alive and we can still dream of a “world where humans love each other and listen and enjoy one another’s voice as music.” Here I confine our discussions in RECCA group. Few of our friends were direct victims of this disaster. Those were the moments of agony, sorrow, despair and distain, feeling forsaken. Our Valku, Abraham Sebastian, Mani and Joy had gone through those most unfortunate moments of pain and anxiety.
In this biggest catastrophe of all times in the history of Kerala, many of our Kuttans spontaneously threw themselves in, to wipe the tears of the fellow beings. Our Mura (Murali) physically involved in the rescue operations at the initial days itself when Kuttanadu started getting drowned in flood waters despite his health concerns. Abdul Salim and his daughter Shima, Varmaji and his son, Malcom and Mrs Malcom, NRM and his daughter, Chachoo, MKB, CMV, Venugopal, Asok kumar, Potti, EP, RK, Sodium, Tomi Paul, Thomas P.J, Abraham Sebastian, AVR, CBS and all extended their support at this moments of dire needs. Hashim being shot down by a bout of flue at the early stages, remarkably regained and flung into action as usual. Mani, even though himself experienced the trauma has kept aside his own personal worries and spent his all times in the services of the flood affected victims. Mittalji,s all out concerns about the people of his ‘second home’ and his generous stretched hands. A special mention for Gita for her remote assistance for the cyber updates. Kudos to our younger brothers Anil Nair for that Herculean task he has carried out from Bangalore and Baiju Paul the one man army of Wayanad and other selfless drivers, volunteers, doctors and so many others. Pardon me if I missed out anybody in the above list.
But one man stands out among all and that is none other than our beloved Ranku. When first semester started in ’74, few knew Thomas Joseph but at the end of first semester everybody knew him and was fondly called ‘Rank’. Later we know him as a great entrepreneur and industrialist who relentlessly pumps out great zeal and energy like a perpetual machine. And an envy to any energy drinks manufacturers who would long to get him as their role model. So, we know him for his intelligence and enthusiasm but last week we saw a totally different personality. A great soul filled with compassion, empathy and humanity who relentlessly converted his days and nights for a mission impossible. His love for fellow beings has completely occupied his mind and heart so much so that he has forgotten his personal commitments during this short stay at this part of the globe and I seriously fear whether he has forgotten his return plans or not. Always with a smile that radiates the luminance of a thousand stars, he is an inspiration to anybody especially to the younger generations. Without any doubt we can say the best outcome of ‘Ruby meet’ is the presence of our beloved ‘Ranku’ at these hours of necessity with the extended hands. Great, great, we salute you Thomacha.
- Phenyle 20 lit can and candid antifungus cream were handed over to Medical Supdt Govt hospital Thiruvalla.,
- Ensured Antifungus candid cream distribution at OP regn counter, near by small shops, bus stand, auto stand, houses etc and to campus cleaning labour force ensuring last mile delivery
- Phenyle distribution at the entrance of Tiruvalla govt hospital-ensuring last mile delivery
- Bleaching powder distribution at Kulakkad area for local residents.
- 4 boxes with 300 inhalers for kottayam GH ( funded by MEC alumni)was received and handed over to the Government Hospital
- 30 power banks for Relief .Volunteers ( funded by cisco teams) were received and handed over to the District Collector Kottayam.
- Bleaching Poder, Phenyle, candispan Ointment and Power Banks were handed over to Medical officer incharge at Community Health Centre Veliyanadu
- Phenyle and antifungus cream wre distributed at Manipuzha., at KuLakkad local resue / relief camp
Today being Onam, the activities were on a bit low key .
However Bellezea Bangalore has dispatched another 4 boxes with 300 inhalers for kottayam GH ( funded by MEC alumni) and 30 power banks for aid workers ( funded by cisco teams) addressed to Hashim by keralalines bus. , which will delivered tomorrow
Anil Nair at Bangalore is trying to source another 5T of Phenyle to be delivered on Tuesday 28/08 /2018 at Chenganachery. Balakrishnan and SS Mani will accept delivery and complete handover process at Chenganachery.
Today the following Materials were received from Bangalore as dispatched .by Anil Nair and his team of Recca94 and Bellezea housing colony Bangalore
6 tons of bleaching Powder
20000 tubes of anti fungal cream,
60 nos of 5 lit can of Phenyle, 9 cans of 20 lit Phenyle, 600 bottles of 500 ml Phenyle
100 inhalers . .
- About 2tons of bleach and 780 nos of antifungal Cream was unloaded at karukutty. This was coordinated and distributed by Thomas P J.
- At Thottakkattukara about 750 kg bleach , Phenyle were unloaded. This was coordinated by One local person James and Abraham Sebastian
- Balance materials were unloaded at RECCA club by three students from Rajagiri engg college deputed by John Mathai and staff of RECCA club staff under the leadership of Xavier This was distributed to Ernakulam, Kottayam/Chenganoore, North Parur. The following volunteers from SEWA , Thomas Joseph, Tomy Paul, A G Ramakrishnan, Joseph E P, Chandranchoodn , Abraham Sebastian and B Venogopal took lead and coardinated all activities ,
Today was another gratifying day when we distributed over 6Tons of medicines and cleaning materials in the four badly affected districts of Kerala . We have completed our near term relief effort successfully
Thanks to the funds generated from all of you,, and the legwork/ coardination , cooperation and commitment by our volunteers , we could arrange approximately 20 tones of medicines and bleaching powder. It was a very humble beginning for us with a moderate target of just 5 lakhs rupees, which has now increased to 20 + lakhs as days progressed , motivating and inspiring us to get more and more trucks with medicines and sanitation requirements from Bangalore , which could reach the deserving and needy directly. Thanks to one and all . May GOD Bless you
We received 6T ( 6000 KG ) of bleaching powder dispatched from Bangalore at Nilackal Orthodox Church in Puthuppally. Volunteers at church helped us in unloading. Fr. Anup and Trustee Ninan Kurien took custody and helped us in distribution and ensuring that it reached the right locations.
- Hashim and Reeja helped to get 2000 KG to Kottayam district hospital.
- Appreciate commitment from Shibu Nair and his cousins for coming all the way from Mannar/Parumala due to critical demand for this from those areas. Shibu was part of the team of volunteers joining hands with us at Bangalore who collected 1000 KG for Mannar/Parumala/Pandnadu area and Kozhenchery
- Another 1000 KG was dispatched to Chenganachery and Kulakkad / Thiruvalla – Balakrishnan and Mani acknowledged receiving them.
- Vehicles from various camps in and around Kottayam were lined up , to collect another 1000 KG.
- As of 10 PM, we had 1000 KG left with us which is reserved for 7 different camps in Putupally area . Father Anup reported that all these will get picked up before 8:00 AM tomorrow
Great teamwork leaving all of us satified that our goal is accomplished
Another truck with 3.5 tonnes of bleaching powder , 780 liters of black phenyl concentrate, was dispatched from Bangalore by 8:30PM by Anil Nair and his team from Recca94 and Bellezea housing colony, and is expected to reach Kakkanad next day morning
Contents in the truck:
- 3.5 tonnes of bleaching powder (1 ton of 33% and 2.5 ton regular)
- 780 liters of concentrated black phenyl (300 bottles of 500 ml, 60 bottles of 5 liter and 9 cans of 20 liters) This may be used by mixing 15-20 ml of black phenyl to one bucket of water
- 20,000 tubes of anti fungal ointment
- and 100 inhalers for COPD patients.
- 360 Kgs of bleach is not packaged well – the supplier gave it for free as his contribution to our cause .
We have been fortunate to get services of an experienced doctor, Dr. RK Nair from Trivandrum who reviewed and validated the requirements and worked with the stockists for getting the right medicines. He is a fellow in emergency medicine with great experience in community medicine. His advice at this crucial juncture and within a short period , helped us in prioritizing and quantifying the required medicines . It also helped us in timely procurement, and effecting delivery to Govt Hospitals of worst affected areas at the right time. We convey our deep appreciation and gratitude to Dr.R.K. Nair
a) Medicines and Sanitation Items
The Truck with Medicines and Sanitation requirements reached Recca Club today morning around 8 AM after due coardination and monitoring by Mr. Padmarajan . Our Volunteers received the same ,
The Unloading, Unpacking, Sorting and Segregation, Repacking , Accounting and Dispatch to the designated DMOs, in Vans organised by different teams of SEWA Volunteers took nearly 8 hours and last of the 6 Vans with medicines left by By 4:00 pm to six distribution centers of Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Trichur, Kottayam,and Alleppey,district . One lot was directly diverted to Wayanadu from Bangalore itself .
The the herculean task of sorting and repacking of medicines to six batches based on requirements as sent byDMOs, district wise in such a short time was possible only because of the effort of RECCA 99 member Mr John Mathew and the excellent team of Rajagiri Engg. College students arranged by Mr. John Mathew and the members of SEWA, NITCA alumni members and spouses. The repacking was coordinated by SEWA Members G Varma, Tomy, Joseph EP, Ashokkumar, Chandrachoodan, Thomas Joseph , and delivery of the medicines to the respecctive DMO’s office was done by SEWA members Mr.Balakrishnan, Hashim, Joseph EP, Suresh CB, Chandra choodan, Thomas Joseph and Mr Sreekumar, who is . Mr Muraleedharan’s cousin. Our Volunteers with Rajagiri students at Recca Club
Materials and Sanitation requirements after being unloaded at RECCA CLUB Kakkanadu
Sorting, Segrgation into 6 batches and Repacking being undertaken by Students of Rajagiri Engg College and SEWA Members , NITCA Alumni members and spouses at Recca Club
The DMOs for each of the centres were identified, and volunteers to transport and hand over the segregated medicines to DMOs based on their request was decided as follows :
|SEWA Volunteers for Vans, Logistics and Handing over
|Dr Cyril Cherian
|Chandrachoodan , Thomas Joseph,
|Dr Sabu John
|Jose Varghese ,
|Dr Sabu Sugathan
|Anil Nair, Baiju Paul
Photographs of Various Vans to the six Distribution Centres being loaded with Medicines to be dispatched
Few of our SEWA Team members relieved, after the Vans were loaded for dispatch
Great satisfaction after the Materials are unloaded, handed over to the Doctors and receipts obtained from them at the six locations as indicated herein…
Feedback from Aleppey and Kottayam…
In the words of Mr Shibu, who helped put together the medicines in truck from Bangalore, and then took a bus to tiruvalla to work with the local camps in Parumala area.” It’s amazing to see the trucks we loaded from Bangalore Bellezea is reaching the end users and is used efficiently. This is a picture I took from Mannar gov hospital.which is a part of Chengannur which was impacted the most in this flood. . Dr Sabu Sugathan, who is seen with us is an amazing person very popular with the locals. He informed that all the medicines and cleaning stuff he received from RECCA were essential stuff and was utilised immediately ” . He requested Mr Shibu to extend his gratitude, . to RECCA SEWA TEAM as they were doing great work for the community.
And from Kottayam Dr Jessy Joy Sebastian, Dy Medical Supdt, GH, Ktym messages to us ” Thanks Sir for the huge effort you and all at NIT Calicut have taken to make available to us a lot of medicines and bleaching powder. Thank you”
b) Mission Solar Mob Charging stns- 10 nos completed
Last two were installed at Parumala church relief camp and St Thomas Orthodox Church flood relief centre Kallissery/Chengannur where more than 1000 inmates are residing
The solar mobile charging station consists of :
100W polycrystalline PV
42AH SMF Battery
10A-12V solar charge controller
500W inverter 12V DC to 220 V AC .
Power Extension board for plugging 5 to 10 mobiles.
And necessary dc and ac cabling .
Each mobile takes aprox 5W and can charge full within 3 hrs. So 15WHr aprox.
The energy yeild per day is 300-400 WHr from the system and so can charge 20-30 mobiles full or 100 mobiles 1/3 rd .
The system is used at locations where there is no availability of power due to Flood .
10 sets at discounted rates of ` Rs 10000 each were designed and supplied by IGA Tech Cochin, and commissioned as above by SEWA and IGA Tech . The technical details are as per attached PDf File SOLAR POWER SYSTEM
Delhi and Chinese media covered our solar mob charging Unit at Parumala church relief camp today ..
Locations where the Solar mobile charging stations were commissioned are as follows
After commissioning the first one at Gayathri Kalyana Mandapam flood relief camp at Manipuzha Thiruvalla , the Team under SS Mani along with IGA Tech representatives visited and commissioned 7 solar charging stations at 4 more locations as given below
- Local Rescue team camping shed at Koodaaram KuLakkad Thiruvalla
- Chengannur Xtian college Relief camp-2 nos
4 NiraNam valiya paLLi relief camp- 2 nos
- NiraNam Jerusalem Marthoma Church Relief camp- 2 nos.
Few photographs from the sites are shown herein . It is a heartening to see people queue up to charge their mobiles . Solar PV panels were installed on roof top of buildings or at appropriate angle facing South
Due to Unforseen circumstances, the truck could not reach Cochin , but is expected tomorrow .Medicines and Sanitation requirements as required , as detailed below , worth ~ Rs 8.75 Lakhs are expected . RECCA SEWA Volunteers are being Identified for transporting and delivering it to responsible doctors at various camps at 7 districts which were severely affected
1,10,000 capsules of antibiotics
1,40,000 tablets of paracetamol
20,000 tablets of cetrizine
20,000 tablets of diabetic medicines
5000 tablets of panta prazole,
2000 tablets of rantac
50,000 various other tablets
5000 bottles of various syrups
3500 bottles of IV fluids
1200 tubes of various ointments
100 kgs of cotton rolls
1.3 tons of ORS
200 liters of anti septic
1.5 tons of bleaching powder
200 kgs of Chlorine tablets
60 liters of concentrated surface disinfectants
- Arranged for 10 solar powered cellphone chargers / recharging stations for areas , west of Thiruvalla. They’re getting delivered to S. S. Mani who will get them installed at public places under someone’s custody or at camp locations. One of this was installed at Relief camp near Manipuzha today . By tomorrow morning 10 AM, all ten sites are expected to be functional
- 10 lak hs worth of medicines are getting shipped from Bangalore this evening. These will get shipped out to seven districts through doctors, operating as nodal crisis coordinators
1.5 tons of bleaching powder, 800 kg of ORS, 200 kg of chlorine tablets along with medicines were dispatched from Bangalore by a huge 17 ft truck which is expected to arrive at Recca Club by noon on Tuesday . Transportation is sponsored by Mr Nataraj Iyer of Transworld International . Coordination with RMO offices at seven districts affected by flood for proper distribution is going on
Awesome Teamwork by Recca94 and Bellezea housing community who raised funds , volunteered and helped to procure, pack, load/unload, manage the logistics and arranged for transportation
As a first step Ashokkumar purchased medicines as per list given by Doctor, worth RS. 16000 from Coimbatore and the first batch was delivered to Govt General Hospital medical aid relief centre at Ernakulam.
For this the Dr. Shyma ( daughter of Mr Abdul Salim ) was of great help and we express our sincere thanks and appreciation.