Though disaster response is not a focus area, Shakti Foundation has stepped forward when the need arose to provide relief in the areas affected by natural as well as manmade disasters throughout India.
Covid-19, Second Wave, April-June 2021
In the ten weeks that we ran this campaign, we raised Rs. 1.34 cr, deployed more than 300 cylinders, 400 concentrators and 1400 Asha kits along with oximeters, thermometers, masks and gloves. More than the money raised, it was the number of lives we managed to touch, and hopefully, save.
Amphan Cyclone Relief, May 2020
Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh in May 2020. Through the efforts of local volunteers, dry rations and essential supplies were distributed to over 240 vulnerable families affected by the Amphan Cyclone.
COVID-19 Relief: First Wave, March-May 2020
As the pandemic began to unfold in March 2020, Shakti Foundation was confronted with the spectre of hungry, job-less migrant labourers and waste-pickers who had lost their means of livelihood, almost overnight. With help from donors and partners, Shakti raised more than Rs. 30 lakhs and was able to provide food rations to more than 6000 families residing in urban slums of Delhi.