Here I bring you top 5 destinations where you could donate for fight against COVID-19. Here’s the list according to me in no particular order:
- WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.
Everyone can now support directly the response coordinated by WHO. People and organizations who want to help fight the pandemic and support WHO and partners can now donate through the COVID-Solidarity Response Fund for WHO at www.COVID19ResponseFund.org.
Source: WHO Website
Here is how WHO is responding to Covid-19:
2. PM-Cares fund:
The pandemic of COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world and has posed serious challenges for the health and economic security of millions of people worldwide. In India too, the spread of coronavirus has been alarming and is posing severe health and economic ramifications for our country. The Prime Minister’s office has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency.
Distress situations, whether natural or otherwise, demand expeditious and collective action for alleviating the suffering of those affected, mitigation/control of damage to infrastructure and capacities etc. Therefore, building capacities for quick emergency response and effective community resilience has to be done in tandem with infrastructure and institutional capacity reconstruction/enhancement. Use of new technology and advance research findings also become an inseparable element of such concerted action.
Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund)’ has been set up. Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.
PM Narendra Modi has always believed and shown in actions that public participation is the most effective way to mitigate any issue and this is yet another example. This fund will enable micro-donations as a result of which a large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations.
Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:
Name of the Account : PM CARES
Account Number : 2121PM20202
IFSC Code : SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code : SBININBB104
Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID : pmcares@sbi
Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in –
- Debit Cards and Credit Cards
- Internet Banking
- UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).
3. Feeding India:
As the crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic grows, the livelihoods of a large number of families surviving on daily wages have been shaken up. Feeding India has initiated the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ project to provide food support to such families and to help them have a reliable supply of meals in the absence of employment opportunities.
How are donations used:
Each meal kit (for a family of 5) contains a combination of wheat flour, rice and two types of pulses that can be used to cook meals for the family for a week. Each kit for a family costs ₹500.
All donations are being used to procure and distribute meal kits to families of daily wage earners across multiple cities.
Feeding India has partnered with multiple NGOs on ground to help ensure responsible distribution of these kits while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
This is a 100% not for profit campaign, and Feeding India will disclose the use of proceeds in a financial transparency report sent to all contributors to the campaign.
link to donate: https://www.feedingindia.org/donate
4. Goonj’s Rahat COVID-19
A large number od daily wage workers are out of jobs, and are going back to their villages. A lot of them are stuck in cities with hardly any resources. Goonj is gearing up for the aftermath of this pandemic, apart from reaching out to people as per situations and regulations right now.
Donate here: https://goonj.org/contribute_old/paymentForm.php?purpose=Rahat-COVID-19&amount=blank&utm_medium=null&utm_source=null&utm_campaign=null
5. Narayan Seva Sansthan:
Corona virus outbreak has brought the world at its feet and has created an international emergency situation. With the spread of Corona virus, also known as “Covid-19”, a nation-wide lockdown has been announced resulting in many needy and homeless people facing acute scarcity and a shortage of the basic necessity of life-the food.
Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) is providing healthy food in this time of distress to make it easy to survive in this lockdown period.
The NSS has established the CORONA RELIEF SEVA FUND for free food distribution to those in need. The donation you so kindly provide will be used for the daily wage-earning laborers and those who are without a home which they can call their own. NSS can help and support them in this dire situation of national emergency.
There are many who do not have awareness about the Corona virus and its preventive measures. While NSS is working to create awareness in them, NSS thankfully request everyone to help us and DONATE generously to the CORONA RELIFE SEVA FUND so that it can provide them with food and see that no one remains hungry in this difficult time.
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