California-based KAHS distributes ‘winter packages’

SRINAGAR: Kashmir American Humane Society (KAHS) in collaboration with Voluntary Medicare Society Bemina here completed first phase of relief distribution among the flood-affected people in Kashmir Valley, a press statement issued here said Friday.
KAHS is a non-profit organisation based in California, head of organisation Majid Bhat, who is based in Los Angeles, said in the statement.
It has been “developing and implementing projects that would help the needy, especially in Kashmir,” he said.
The organisation collaborated with Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) to organise camps for distribution of “winter package” among the flood victims, he said.
“The package comprises of mattresses, blankets, quilts, pillows, pheran, kangri, edible oil, salt tea, salt, chlorine tablets, and baby formula,” he said.
Besides, he said, the organised health camps to provide “free consultation free medicines” to the victims.
He said first phase of the ongoing project was limited to areas such as Bemina, Shtrashahi, Batmaloo, Hassanabad in Srinagar district and Sheth-Parraypora in district Pulwama.
“The initiative is one of its kinds in which the deserving families are identified and local retailers are involved to facilitate sustenance of such families. The volunteers and members of the organization have visited several families, and continue to visit such families to make such arrangements,” he said.
“KAHS, in affiliation with VMS, is currently working on second phase of the project,” he added.