JKYF distributed Rs 2 crore in relief

Srinagar: JK Yateem Foundation (JKYF) Monday said that it has distributed relief material worth Rs 2 crore among 17,000 flood-affected people in Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama, Bandipora and Kulgam districts.
A spokesman of the organisation said, besides relief material, medicines and other medicare assistance was also provided to 15,000 flood-affected people involving an expenditure of about Rs 30 lakh.
“Immediately after the floods struck in the different parts of the Valley facilities like community kitchen, ration and toiletry kits were provided as per the need,” he said.
“In most trying circumstances on September 05, the 24 families of Chhahlan and Achhathal villages affected by the flash floods in Vishav Nallah in Kulgam district, were shifted to ‘Baitul Hilal’ Hostel Kulgam, by JKYF volunteers under the supervision of District Representative Kulgam Haji Mushtaq Ahmad Thokar,” the statement said, adding, “the Community Kitchen (langar) was set up at ‘Baitul Hilal’ hostel at Chawalgam Kulgam, which was functional for five days and catered to the lodging and boarding needs of flood affected people of the area.”
He said, “The foundation set up community kitchen (langar) at Jawahar Nagar Bund from September 10, which has been providing lunch, dinner and tea besides packaged drinking water to the people of flood affected areas of Raj Bagh, Jawahar Nagar, Mehjoor Nagar and Padshahi Bagh. The expenditure on Langar is to the tune of Rs 30 Lakh upto October 15 and shall continue until the affected people are able to recover and return at their own arrangements.”
The central office of the foundation in collaboration with ‘Save The Children’ (SC) distributed 1200 Ration cum hygiene Kits including blankets, 600 kits each in Srinagar and Budgam districts involving an expenditure to the tune of approximately Rs 1.20 Crore, it said.
Foundation in collaboration with SC also provided cash assistance to 146 flood affected families of district Budgam involving expenditure to the tune of Rs 5 lakh, the chairman said.
He also said the volunteers of the foundation also undertook rescue operations fromSeptember 7 to September 14 in almost all the flood-affected areas.

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