Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together

Coronavirus outbreak: India fights corona - The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with Milaap and raise funds 

Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with  milaap.org/covid19  and raise funds

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Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has infected more than 3.75 lakh people worldwide, killing more than 16,300. In India alone, it has so far caused 10 deaths and infected at least 500 people as of 25th March 2020. In the past week, several states across India have put safety first by closing down schools, colleges, malls, theatres, restaurants, shops and non-essential workplaces, recommending working from home where possible. The nation is now under lockdown for 21 days.  

Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with  milaap.org/covid19  and raise funds

However, there are many people in our society like doctors, nurses, delivery staff, conservancy workers (garbage/waste segregators) and field volunteers, among others, still working tirelessly to ensure our social needs are met: often at the risk of their personal safety.  Moreover, with the increasing number of people being tested positive worldwide, it’s also important to remember that not everyone can remain in quarantine without their lives being completely upturned. The financial impact of the pandemic, especially on blue-collar workers and families that survive on a daily wage, is far-reaching. 

On March 22 2020, Milaap, South Asia’s largest crowdfunding platform, opened itself up for fundraisers around Covid-19. In an attempt to help those whose lives have been worst affected by the pandemic, a separate page, milaap.org/covid19 has been launched. The causes range from providing essentials to nearby slums in bigger cities to equipping doctors/their social initiatives with protective gear, and even ventilators for smaller hospitals without the facility. While renowned people like Luis Miranda and Venkat Iyer have set up fundraisers, on one hand, there are many regular individuals who are raising funds to support particular families in distress around them. In the spirit of global solidarity, Milaap has waived off their platform fee completely for all fundraisers under this cause.

Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with  milaap.org/covid19  and raise funds

Milaap, a crowdfunding platform primarily for personal medical causes has so far raised nearly 10 Crores from 40,000+ donors for such emergency causes and disaster relief, including the floods in Chennai, Assam and Kerala. While the platform can only extend support for causes in India, fundraisers can accept help from anywhere across the world. 

Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with  milaap.org/covid19  and raise funds

There are 3 ways to participate

  1. Make a donation to any of the campaigns listed at milaap.org/covid19
  2. Start your own fundraiser for someone who’s been affected by the crisis. It could be an individual (eg your household help, an office colleague) or a neighbourhood initiative (eg local restaurant, school meals program).  Rally your friends, neighbours and colleagues to contribute. Fundraising is free – there are NO charges on donations received.
  3. Get inspired and do it in your circle (family/neighbours) supporting a vulnerable family directly 

Coronavirus Outbreak: India fights corona – The only way to fight this is together, let us join our hands with  milaap.org/covid19  and raise funds

 

 

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